Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA – When Professionals Disagree: The Ethics of Effective Collaboration
1.0 CEU Ethics
About the presentation:
Whether you are a practitioner, consultant, researcher, or parent, we all encounter opportunities to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Benefits of having multiple providers and experts on board can include collaborative brainstorming with shared responsibility for client outcomes. When individuals disagree, however, it can be challenging to determine whose expertise will prevail or what next steps the team should be making. In addition to creating an uncomfortable workplace, when members of the team are resistant or hesitant to trust another’s idea, fidelity of an intervention may also be compromised. When disagreements occur this often translates to a delay in client access to treatment. This presentation will review common conflicts, as well as offer some suggestions for effectively navigating these dicey situations.
About the presenter:
Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA obtained her bachelors degree in Elementary Education, her masters of science in Behavioral Education, and her doctorate in Behavior Analysis. Dr. Kelly has experience working as a paraprofessional, licensed teacher, school counselor, consultant, coordinator, and behavior analyst. Over the past two decades, Dr. Kelly has worked in home settings, public and private schools, residential placements, and community settings for children and adolescents who have social-emotional, cognitive, or behavioral needs. Currently, Dr. Kelly serves as the Regional Clinical Training Coordinator for Positive Behavior Supports, Corp. and as the ABA Marketing Liaison for Relias Learning: Autism Solutions. Dr. Kelly has been recognized for her dissemination and advocacy efforts. In 2012, she was awarded the “Jerry Shook Practitioner of the Year” from the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) and in 2015, she accepted the “Advocacy Group of the Year” award from Autism Speaks, on behalf of the Hawai’i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA). In 2016, Dr. Kelly became the first behavior analyst licensed in the state of Hawai’i. Dr. Kelly has served on numerous boards and committees and is currently serving as Legislative Chair for the Hawai’i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) and as Secretary for the Hawai’i Disability Rights Center (HDRC).
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Review common conflicts that multi-disciplinary teams encounter
Incorporate ethical standards of related professions into the discussion
Explore strategies for effectively navigating disagreements among team members