Teaching and Maintaining Ethical Behavior in a Professional Organization
CREDIT: 1 BACB Type II CEU, Ethics
This article outlines the benefits of incorporating ethics training and ethics supervision into a professional organization. Systems are identified to customize ethics trainings for an organization’s employees through a role called ethics coordinator. Suggested experience requirements and responsibilities of the ethics coordinator are recommended. The authors also identify how ongoing trainings and supervision for groups and individuals can increase the ethicality of the individuals in an organization. Finally, ways to evaluate ethical behavior in practice are described as well as future research opportunities. This article specifically addresses areas of the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts and meets the criteria for BACB Type II Ethics CEUs.
- List at least three ethical codes from the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts that are directly related to incorporating ethics training and supervision in a professional organization.
- Describe the role of the ethics coordinator and how the role benefits a professional organization.
- Cite the components of group and individual training and supervision.
- Evaluate your organization’s methods of ethics training and supervision and compare with the model outlined in the article.
Brodhead, M. T., & Higbee, T. S. (2012). Teaching and Maintaining Ethical Behavior in a Professional Organization. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5(2), 82–88.