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Module 4_RBT

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Michael Cameron

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Registered Behavior

Module 4
Founded 1974
The Association for Behavior Analysis
International (ABAI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to contributing to the well being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth of the science through research, education, and practice. ABAI has over 6,500 members. It is committed to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analysis of behavior.
Board and Professional Associations
Module Goals
Dr. Jerry Shook, Founding
Chief Executive Officer of the
Behavior Analyst Certification Board

: Dr. Michael Cameron

Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)

Since 1974, ABAI contributes to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.
Behavior Analyst Certification Board
RBT Task List Item
: F-04 (Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice)
: Maintaining Professional Boundaries
: 60 Minutes
: Competency Based Quiz (5 questions)

The goals of this module are to: (1) introduce you to your professional community and certification board, (2) to introduce you to your professional associations, (3) review the Ethical Compliance Code for Registered Behavior Technician (ethics presentation one of three), (4) to provide examples, and non-examples, of healthy professional interactions with your clients, and (5) to provide information in a context that will facilitate the recall of important information.
Professional Learning Summary

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board is a nonprofit corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board was established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services
Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Shook was the
visionary, founder, and Chief Executive Officer
of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

1948 - 2011
James E. Carr, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Chief Executive Officer
Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Special Note
: This module fufills one (1) hour of the ethics requirement
The Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) is a non profit organization whose mission is to promote and enhance the science and practice of applied behavior analysis.
Gina Green, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Executive Director
1.0 Responsible Conduct of Behavior

Reliance on Scientific Knowledge: 1.01
We rely on professionally derived knowledge based on science and behavior analysis when making scientific and professional judgements in human service provision, or when engaging in scholarly or professional endeavors
A Story:

A Resource:

Boundaries of Competence: 1.02
Provide service, teach, and conduct research only within the boundary of your competence

Undertake study when entering new areas of service or research
A Story

A Resource
Stress-Induced Binge Eating: A Behavior Analytic Approach to Assessment and Intervention
Maintaining Competence Through Professional Development: 1.03
Scientifically-based practice
Research-based practice
Evidence-based practice (EBP)
Not the Same
NCLB 2001
Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA)
Maintain knowledge of current scientific and professional information in your area of practice to maintain competence.
Integrity: 1.04
Professional and Scientific Relationships: 1.05
Provide service in the context of a professional relationship
Use language of impact (Translating the Covenant by R.M. Foxx)
Age, race, gender, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, or socioeconomic class
Do not discriminate
Do not harass or demean
Recognize when personal problems interfere with effectiveness
Multiple Relationships and Conflicts of Interest: 1.06
Exploitative Relationships: 1.07
Do not exploit
Do not engage in a sexual relationship with clients or mentees
Refrain from a sexual relationship for two years after professional relationship has formally ended
Do not barber for services unless there is a written agreement

2.0 Behavior Analysts' Responsibility to Clients
Responsibility: 2.02

When multiple parties are involved, a hierarchy must be established
Communicate with the primary ultimate beneficiary
Rights and Prerogatives of Clients: 2.05

Support your clients legal rights and prerogatives (e.g., evidence-based practices)
Present your credentials upon request
Secure permission for electronic recordings of interviews and sessions
Maintaining Confidentiality: 2.06
Maintain confidentiality
Discuss confidentiality
Only use essential information (e.g., initials)
Only share information with stakeholders
Maintaining Records: 2.07
Create, store, transfer, access, dispose
Dispose files within applicable laws, regulations policies, corporate protocol
Disclosures: 2.08
Never disclose confidential information without the consent of the client, except as mandated by law, or where permitted by law for a valid purpose
Documenting Professional Work and Research: 2.10
Records and Data: 2.11
Maintain records for seven years, or as otherwise required by applicable laws
Create, maintain, disseminate, store, retain, and dispose information responsibly
3.0 Assessing Behavior
Conduct assessments prior to making recommendations or designing programs
Dr. David Mostofsky
The following terms are
(a) scientifically-based practice,
(b) research-based practice, and
(c) evidence-based practice
False. The terms are not
List three options for maintaining
your clinical knowledge
Reading journal articles
Attending conferences
Accessing on-line training programs
Provide an example of a multiple
Offering child care to a family
that you are also working for as
a Registered Behavior
List two common actions that result in the violation of a client's confidentiality
Talking about a client in a public place and using the client's name
Leaving file folders, with identifying information, in the open (e.g., your car)
For what length of time are you
required to maintain client
Seven (7) years
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