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Behavior Analysis in Practice

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 82–88 | Cite as

Teaching and Maintaining Ethical Behavior in a Professional Organization

  • Matthew T. Brodhead
  • Thomas S. Higbee
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Abstract

In addition to continuing education mandates by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), behavior-analytic professional organizations may adopt systems that teach and maintain ethical behavior in its employees. Systems of ethical supervision and management may allow for an organization to customize training that prevents ethical misconduct by employees. These systems may also allow supervisors to identify ethical problems in their infancy, allowing the organization to mitigate concerns before they further develop. Systems of ethical management and supervision also may help to improve services and promote consumer protection. Additional benefits might include both avoiding litigation and loss of consumers and income. These systems may promote the field of Behavior Analysis as a desirable, consumer-friendly approach to solving socially significant behavior problems.

Keywords

behavioral systems Behavior Analyst Certification Board professional development staff training 

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© Association of Behavior Analysis International 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Special Education and RehabilitationUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

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