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3/05/20 – Behavioral Ethics: Understanding Why We Behave the Way We Do Versus Memorizing the Ethical Compliance Code

$55.00

LIVE WEBINAR: 3/5/2020

RECORDING CLOSES: 3/10/2020

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General Information

Title: Behavioral Ethics: Understanding Why We Behave the Way We Do Versus Memorizing the Ethical Compliance Code

Presented By: Frank R. Cicero, PhD, BCBA, LBA(NY)

Live Date: Thursday, 3/5/2020 

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Closes:  3/10/2020 at 11:59pm eastern

Abstract

Most professional disciplines are guided by a code of ethics. For example, the behavior of Board Certified Behavior Analysts is governed by the BACB® Professional and Ethical Compliance Code, most recently updated in 2016. As part of initial and ongoing training, professionals are required to learn their codes of ethics, thereby reducing the chances that they will break ethical codes in their practice. However, the concept of ethics is deeper than the memorization of ethical and compliance codes and requires a more complex understanding to ensure ethical behavior on the part of professionals. The current workshop will highlight concepts and works frequently overlooked in training programs for professionals by introducing the audience to the field of Behavioral Ethics. Behavioral Ethics is a concept gaining momentum in the business and management fields, but has applicability across professional disciplines. Behavioral Ethics, which is largely based on principles of social psychology and social learning theory, helps to explain why individuals are prone to making poor ethical decisions without intending to do so. Through a behavioral interpretation of the concepts of Behavioral Ethics, this workshop will open the discussion of how professionals, through an understanding of the functions of their own thoughts, beliefs and behavior, can increase ethical behavior in their practice. An emphasis will be placed on the benefits of introducing these concepts early on in the training of professionals as a supplement to training on specific ethical and compliance codes of practice.

Learning Objectives

Following the webinar:

1. Participants will be able to identify clinical situations in which memorization of the Compliance Code will not be sufficient to make truly informed, ethical decisions.
2. Participants will be able to identify three concepts of Behavioral Ethics that explain why professionals sometimes make unintentional ethical breaches.
3. Participants will be able to problem solve through an ethical dilemma that they experienced in practice through the lens of Behavioral Ethics

Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

Dr. Frank Cicero is a New York State licensed psychologist, licensed behavior analyst and board certified behavior analyst with over 20 experience working in the fields of applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorders. He received his master's degree in school psychology from St. John’s University and his doctoral degree in educational psychology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Cicero is currently an assistant professor and ABA program director for Seton Hall University, New Jersey. Prior to this position, he served as the Director of Psychological Services for the Eden II Programs, an applied behavior analysis agency in the New York City area serving children and adults on the autism spectrum. Dr. Cicero continues a private practice for child/adolescent psychology and ABA and conducts program consultations in best practice treatment for autism, developmental disabilities and problem behavior. Dr. Cicero frequently conducts workshops and trainings nationally on a variety of topics within his fields of expertise. He also has several publications including peer reviewed articles, book chapters and a training book titled “Toilet Training Success: A Guide for Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.""  "Dr. Frank Cicero is a New York State licensed psychologist, licensed behavior analyst and board certified behavior analyst with over 20 experience working in the fields of applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorders. He received his master's degree in school psychology from St. John’s University and his doctoral degree in educational psychology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Cicero is currently an assistant professor and ABA program director for Seton Hall University, New Jersey. Prior to this position, he served as the Director of Psychological Services for the Eden II Programs, an applied behavior analysis agency in the New York City area serving children and adults on the autism spectrum. Dr. Cicero continues a private practice for child/adolescent psychology and ABA and conducts program consultations in best practice treatment for autism, developmental disabilities and problem behavior. Dr. Cicero frequently conducts workshops and trainings nationally on a variety of topics within his fields of expertise. He also has several publications including peer reviewed articles, book chapters and a training book titled “Toilet Training Success: A Guide for Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities."" 

 

Dr. Cicero receives speaker fees for presenting for ABAC. Dr. Cicero does not earn royalties from any of the products mentioned in this event.  

Credit Hour Information

  • Licensed Behavior Analysts: 1.5 ETHICS CEUs

  • Psychologists: NA

  • Social workers and counselors: NA

Only behavior analysts and psychologists may view ABAC  recordings for continuing education credit (If eligible). All other professions must attend live.

For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page

Schedule

11:30 am: Introduction
11:35 am: Webinar begins
12:45 pm: Q&A session
1:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms