Cultural Humility - Equity & Diversity in ABA
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) has the intent to improve the human condition in a broad range of categories of practice and for diverse groups of individuals across cultures. Paradoxically, the unique culture of behavior analysis creates barriers to achieving this desired outcome. The data on the lack of diversity of the professionals practicing in the field of behavior analysis is emerging. There is a growing call to action to address equity and diversity in the field. In addition to the professionals working in the field of ABA, access to ABA intervention is also fraught with inequities; poverty, race and ethnicity, geography and other variables all create access barriers. Cultural humility is a framework to address both institutional and individual behavior that contribute to the power imbalance, the marginalization of communities and disparities in health care access and health outcomes. This session will discuss the framework of cultural humility and how the individual and institutional practices might be incorporated into the work of ABA. Through improved cultural humility improved outcomes can be realized by the field and those for whom we provide service.
- Presenter: Patricia Wright, Ph.D., BCBA-D
- Duration: 100min
- 2 Learning - Ethics BACB CE Hours