Ethics and Professionalism

This foundational course introduces students to ethical and professional issues in the practice of applied behaviour analysis. Students will learn about the standards of practice set by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) and the associated guidelines for responsible conduct of behaviour analysts. Student will gain practice in the application of the guidelines to address an extensive range of ethical issues using role play and simulations in addition to variety of active learning processes. Topics addressed include practicing within one's scope of practice, confidentiality, consent, dual relationships, responsibility to clients, competence and service delivery. Students will also examine their own professional values and develop individual standards of practice.