A Workbook of Ethical Case Scenarios in Applied Behavior Analysis

A Workbook of Ethical Case Scenarios in Applied Behavior Analysis

2nd Edition - December 2, 2021

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  • Authors: Darren Sush, Adel Najdowski
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323988131
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323986250

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Those working within the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) encounter potential ethical dilemmas on a daily basis. While some challenges can be anticipated and appropriately addressed before they become unmanageable, oftentimes behavior analysts are confronted with unforeseen and novel situations that require immediate, yet careful attention. It is impossible to anticipate and plan for every eventuality. A Workbook of Ethical Case Scenarios in Applied Behavior Analysis, Second Edition, presents more than 120 real-world case scenarios commonly faced by individuals practicing ABA. The examples range in difficulty and severity to address the unique challenges and needs of those teaching, practicing, or learning ABA through ethics-focused coursework or preparing for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) certification exam. In addition to case scenarios, the workbook provides detailed questions to facilitate discussion and critical thinking, offers suggestions related to the navigation of ethically precarious situations, and includes recommendations of ethics codes to consider in relation to each presented scenario.

Key Features

  • Offers case scenarios addressing codes within the BACB®’s Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts
  • Presents detailed question prompts to facilitate discussion and critical thinking
  • Includes recommendations of ethics codes to consider and review in relation to each presented scenario
  • Offers suggestions on the navigation of ethical challenges
  • Discusses how to assess risk and devise ethically appropriate courses of action
  • Provides the entirety of the BACB® ethics code for quick access and reference

Readership

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), entry-level paraprofessionals who work directly with children with ASD. Centers for autism will be interested in purchasing multiple copies of this manual for those they are training

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • About the Authors
  • Disclaimer
  • Section I: Background and Preparation For Analysis of Ethical Case Scenarios
  • Chapter 1: A Brief Introduction to Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Abstract
  • The Road to the Code
  • A Modern Ethics Code
  • The Continued Study of Ethics
  • Analyzing Ethical Challenges
  • Preparing to be an Ethical Practitioner
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Using This Workbook
  • Abstract
  • Chapter 3: Suggestions for Ethical Decision-Making
  • Abstract
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Examples of Completed Case Scenarios
  • Abstract
  • Know It All
  • Taking Testimonials
  • Section II: Ethical Case Scenarios
  • Chapter 5: Section 1: Responsibility as a Professional
  • Abstract
  • Case 1: Signed, Sealed
  • Case 2: Licensed to Ill
  • Case 3: Dropped Deadline
  • Case 4: Divided Attention
  • Case 5: Parents’ Night Out
  • Case 6: Risky Referral
  • Case 7: Learn Something New
  • Case 8: Above Paygrade
  • Case 9: ACTing Ethically
  • Case 10: Is There a Doctor in the House?
  • Case 11: How Different Can It Be?
  • Case 12: Requested Removal
  • Case 13: Human Resources
  • Case 14: Discrimination Discrepancy
  • Case 15: Equal Opportunity
  • Case 16: Cultural Conclusions
  • Case 17: Canceled Considerations
  • Case 18: Break Up, Break Down
  • Case 19: Request for Service
  • Case 20: Unfriend Request
  • Case 21: Party Time
  • Case 22: The Only One for the Job
  • Case 23: Someone’s Gotta Do It
  • Case 24: I Know That Guy
  • Case 25: Lack of Snack
  • Case 26: Ethical Headache
  • Case 27: Sharing Is Caring
  • Case 28: Season Pass
  • Case 29: More Than Friends
  • Case 30: Swipe Left
  • Case 31: Just Not Into You
  • Case 32: Old Flame
  • Case 33: Slipped My Mind
  • Case 34: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
  • Case 35: Under the Influence
  • Case 36: It’s Just Business
  • Case 37: Gentle Nudge
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Section 2: Responsibility in Practice
  • Abstract
  • Case 38: No “I” in Team
  • Case 39: Walking Billboard
  • Case 40: Word of Mouth
  • Case 41: Holiday Spirit
  • Case 42: Coffee Talk
  • Case 43: Decoration Dilemma
  • Case 44: Scam Likely
  • Case 45: My Password Is “Password”
  • Case 46: Need a Nap
  • Case 47: Billing Blunder
  • Case 48: Hidden Fees
  • Case 49: Monolingual Mess
  • Case 50: Identity First
  • Case 51: Safety First
  • Case 52: Preemptive Plan
  • Case 53: Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V
  • Case 54: Running on Empty
  • Case 55: Sweet Tooth
  • Case 56: Punitive Measures
  • Case 57: Let’s Move
  • Case 58: All in the Family
  • Case 59: Community Integration
  • Case 60: Supplies With Legs
  • Case 61: All Booked Up
  • Case 62: Unlocked and Unloaded
  • Case 63: Can You Hear Me Now?
  • Case 64: Zooming Into Treatment
  • Case 65: Promises, Promises
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Section 3: Responsibility to Clients and Stakeholders
  • Abstract
  • Case 66: Unfortunate News
  • Case 67: Short Staffed
  • Case 68: Fixer Upper
  • Case 69: Paused Payments
  • Case 70: On Call
  • Case 71: Stay in My Lane
  • Case 72: Rights to Results
  • Case 73: You Get What You Get
  • Case 74: Reasonable Suspicion
  • Case 75: Fighting Fads
  • Case 76: Stay the Course
  • Case 77: Put Words in Your Mouth
  • Case 78: Nonessential Oils
  • Case 79: Look No Further
  • Case 80: Muffin Melodrama
  • Case 81: You Scratch My Back
  • Case 82: Cut Off
  • Case 83: Should I Stay or Should I Go
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Section 4: Responsibility to Supervisees and Trainees
  • Abstract
  • Case 84: Spread Too Thin
  • Case 85: Slippery Supervision
  • Case 86: Fractured Focus
  • Case 87: Compliment Sandwich
  • Case 88: Just Do It
  • Case 89: Too Good at Goodbyes
  • Case 90: In Search of Supervision
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Section 5: Responsibility in Public Statements
  • Abstract
  • Case 91: Hey, That’s Me!
  • Case 92: Getting the Word Out
  • Case 93: Take My Advice
  • Case 94: Problems in Press
  • Case 95: Press Release
  • Case 96: Public Persona
  • Case 97: Don’t Quote Me
  • Case 98: Varied Expertise
  • Case 99: Responding to Reviews
  • Case 100: Good Intentions
  • Case 101: #Hashtag
  • Case 102: Internet Troll
  • Case 103: Training the Trainers
  • Case 104: Top 10
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Section 6: Responsibility in Research
  • Abstract
  • Case 105: Crunch the Numbers
  • Case 106: Undue Influence
  • Case 107: Et Al
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Complex Scenarios Involving Multiple Sections of the Code
  • Abstract
  • Case 108: No Show, Oh No!
  • Case 109: Splitting Up Is Hard to Do
  • Case 110: Academic Advocacy
  • Case 111: Something’s in the Air
  • Case 112: Bury the Lead
  • Case 113: Chosen Name
  • Case 114: My Way or the Highway
  • Case 115: Sign on the Dotted Line
  • Case 116: Lost in Translation
  • Case 117: Mad Scientist
  • Case 118: Social Media Mayday
  • Case 119: Wear Many Hats
  • Case 120: Need for Concern?
  • Case 121: Glitch
  • Case 122: Behind Closed Doors
  • Case 123: Adapt and Adjust
  • References
  • Appendix A: Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts
  • Introduction
  • Glossary
  • Ethics Standards
  • Appendix B: Suggestions for Related Ethics Codes
  • Section 1: Responsibility as a Professional
  • Section 2: Responsibility in Practice
  • Section 3: Responsibility to Clients and Stakeholders
  • Section 4: Responsibility to Supervisees and Trainees
  • Section 5: Responsibility in Public Statements
  • Section 6: Responsibility in Research
  • Complex Scenarios Involving Multiple Sections of the Code
  • References
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 196
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: December 2, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323988131
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323986250

About the Authors

Darren Sush

Darren J. Sush, PsyD, BCBA-D, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a board certified behavior analyst (doctoral) with more than 15years of experience developing and providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental disabilities. Dr. Sush is Head of Autism and Psychology with Evernorth Behavioral Health, a Cigna corporation, and is the coauthor of A Workbook of Ethical Case Scenarios in Applied Behavior Analysis. He is an adjunct faculty member in the ABA program at Pepperdine University, and an associate professor in the ABA and clinical psychology programs at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, teaching doctoral and master’s courses in ABA and psychology. He has presented at regional and national applied behavior analysis and autism-focused conferences, with media outlets and on podcasts. Within his practice, he specializes in providing therapy for parents of children with ASD and developmental disabilities and writes with Psychology Today online, focusing on resources and mental health for parents of children with ASD and developmental disabilities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pepperdine University, Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Adel Najdowski

Adel C. Najdowski, PhD, BCBA-D (she/her/hers), is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at Pepperdine University as well as Research Manager at Halo Behavioral Health. Dr. Najdowski has provided ABA-based services to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental disabilities since 1995. She has more than 45 publications, including her books Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals With Autism and Attention Disorders and A Workbook of Ethical Case Scenarios in Applied Behavior Analysis. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and has previously served for Behavior Analysis in Practice and as Guest Editor for a special issue in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and previously served on the board of directors for the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA). She is also on the disciplinary review committee (DRC) for the BACB. Her current research interests include topics related to social justice teaching higher-order skills to children, teens, and adults diagnosed with ASD. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and on podcasts and web-based shows.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pepperdine University, Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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