Ethical Decision Making Model for Sexuality Education
In the most recent BACB® Code of Ethics, an ethical decision making model was included. This much needed ethical decision making model can be applied to considerations of all service provisions. It is especially critical in determining service provision for controversial topics. Sexuality education service provision is a controversial topic in terms of who has the expertise to teach sexuality, what should be taught, where is should be taught, as well as the wide range of differences in stakeholder values and cultures.
In this session, Dr. Schaefer Whitby discusses the history of ethical decision making models, establishes the need for ethical decision making models in ABA, provides an overview of the BACB® ethical decision model in comparison to other models, and applies the model to real case studies. This session builds upon Dr. Whitby’s last Behavior University Sexuality Education session and helps the practitioner to determine their own scope of practice, establish a process in which to collaborate with other professionals, and provides guidance on how to use the BACB®’s ethical decision making model. Objectives for this session are as follows:
- Participants will gain knowledge of the history of and differences in Ethical Decision Making Models across disciplines.
- Participants will be able to discuss the rationale and need for an ethical decision making tool in ABA.
- Participants will be able to apply the ethical decision making model to case studies.
- Participants will be able to apply the ethical decision making model to their own practice.
- Presenter: Peggy Schaefer-Whitby, Ph.D, BCBA-D
- Date: Thursday, September 9th 2021
- Time: 8:00 AM Pacific
- Duration: 100min
- 2 Learning - Ethics BACB CEU Hours