We are honored to host Dr. Nancy Rosenberg, PhD, BCBA-D, from the University of Washington, who will explore what it really means to be ethical in our practice as behavior analysts. We will look at the shift in the BACB ethical code from a stance of guidance to a stance of compliance and discuss the implications of this change. We will then explore a proposed better way to build ethical practice in our field: the development and practice of an ethical decision making process.
To prepare, we suggest the reading following article by Drs. Rosenberg and Schwartz, and then a response paper by Dr. Matt Brodhead, author of “Practical Ethics for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders”.
Rosenberg, N.E. & Schwartz, I.S. (2018). Guidance or Compliance: What Makes an Ethical Behavior Analyst? Behavior Analysis in Practice (Oct 2018, pp 1-10)
Brodhead, Matt. (2019) Culture Always Matters: some thoughts on Rosenberg and Schwartz. (No journal information yet: pre-publication version)