Recognizing Disproven Practices and Responding to Requests To Use Them
Recognizing Questionable and Disproven Practices and Responding to Team Members who Recommend Them
Behavior analysts and the professionals they often collaborate with are sometimes presented with a difficult challenge without a clear solution. Team members may suggest or are interested in using an intervention that may not be sufficiently supported by scientific evidence. Disagreements about the best course of action can compromise interprofessional collaboration and sometimes turn ugly, leaving some team members to begin working in isolation from rather than collaborating with each other. This session will identify which interventions should be avoided, but also how behavior analysts might engage with other professionals to examine the efficacy of recommended interventions. By engaging in an inquiry-driven approach to comparing interventions, professionals might develop stronger relationships with their non-behavior analytic colleagues while advancing evidence-based practice and better outcomes for the people they serve.
- Discriminate between dangerous and potentially harmful practices that must be avoided from those potentially less harmful that can be evaluated.
- Use a series of questions to team members who are recommending an intervention not supported by scientific research to better understand and elucidate concerns for respectful discussion.
- Propose and begin to carry out comparisons between a questionable (but not dangerous) intervention and an evidence-based intervention to obtain objective results for the team’s consideration.
- Presenter: Jason Travers, PhD, BCBA-D
- Duration: 100min
- 2 Learning - Ethics BACB CE Hours