Ethics is Not for Sissies

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August 16, 2013 | 09:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST

For me ethics is not some theoretical philosophical issue for academics to debate endlessly; rather, ethics involves small decisions we make every day to assure that quality treatment is provided to our clients.  In this talk I will outline my current thinking on ethics and describe what I see as the many challenges and some of the downsides to behaving ethically. We have to be able to think quickly when someone asks a favor, offers a gift or makes an unwanted sexual advance. Other ethics problems arise more slowly, are more complex, and involve clashes between a behavior analyst and her employer or conflicts involving funding agencies. Many ethical problems arise out of incompetence, laziness or greed.  I will propose a seven-step model for analyzing ethics cases and propose 13 Essential Skills for the Ethical Behavior Analyst.  I hope in this address it will become apparent: "Ethics Is Not for Sissies."

Presenter Bio: Jon Bailey, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Bailey received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1970; Mont Wolf was his mentor. He is now Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Florida State University where he is Director of the Panama City Masters Program in Psychology with a Specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis. He is a BCBA-D, and a Fellow of ABAI and APA. He is Secretary/Treasurer and Media Coordinator of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, which he founded in 1980. Dr. Bailey has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles, is a past-Editor of JABA and is co-author of six books including: Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis, Ethics for Behavior Analysts, How to Think Like a Behavior Analyst, 25 Essential Skills and Strategies for Professional Behavior Analysts and most recently Ethics for Behavior Analysts, 2nd Expanded Edition.

Location Information

This workshop will be held at the DataFinch Technologies headquarters(located at 53 Perimeter Center E, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30346) and streamed live online. Attend the workshop in person or from the comforts of your personal computer. On - site space is limited.

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