Quarterly Meeting: On Being an Ethical Behavior Analyst with Nancy Rosenberg, PhD, BCBA-D

  • Venue:
    Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Start:
    March 16, 2019 1:00 pm
  • End:
    March 16, 2019 3:00 pm
  • Address:
    27500 SW Parkway Avenue
    Wilsonville, Oregon, 97070
    United States
  • Cost:
    Free/$10 per CEU

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.

Participants will:

  1. Understand the important change in the code in 2016 from a stance of guidance to a stance of compliance
  2. Understand the implications of that shift in the code
  3. Understand some of the conflicts that can arise when a rule-base approach to compliance is used
  4. Learn about a systematic ethical decision making process

Register here

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)