Behavior Analysis in Practice

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 165–173 | Cite as

How to Identify Ethical Practices in Organizations Prior to Employment

  • Matthew T. BrodheadEmail author
  • Shawn P. Quigley
  • David J. Cox
Discussion and Review Paper


Behavior analysts likely can evaluate multiple organizations prior to accepting a job due to recent increases in the number of organizations providing ABA services. We argue that evaluating the ethical values of an organization is paramount during the job search process. We provide strategies for evaluating the ethical values of an organization prior to employment and describe considerations from the pre-application process through contract negotiations. Ultimately, we add to the growing body of literature that provides guidance for common problems behavior analysts may face over the course of their careers.


Autism Behavior analysis Ethics Employment 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew T. Brodhead
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shawn P. Quigley
    • 2
  • David J. Cox
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special EducationMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Melmark PABerwynUSA
  3. 3.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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