Aubrey Daniels, PhD – Are the Methods Behavior Analysts Use for Therapy and Training Ethical?
1.0 Type II CE Credit
This presentation was filmed at the 2016 Ethics in Professional Practice Conference at Endicott College.
About the presentation:
While ethical considerations in behavior analysis usually focus the behavior of the therapists and support personnel, apart from the use of aversive consequences (punishment in particular) there have been few who have questioned the ethics of our treatment methods. While not questioning the effectiveness of behavior analytic treatment, this presentation will question whether widely used procedures of treatment and training reflect our best knowledge of what it takes to bring out the best in clients. In other words what is the goal of behavioral treatment?
About the presenter:
Aubrey Daniels, a thought leader and internationally recognized expert on management, leadership, safety and workplace issues, is considered an authority on human behavior in the workplace. As founder and chairman of the board of directors of his consulting firm, Aubrey Daniels International, he and his staff help organizations employ the timeless principles of behavioral science to re-energize the workplace, optimize performance and achieve lasting results. Aubrey actively blogs about performance systems, workplace safety and management issues, is frequently interviewed for major media outlets and pens a regular guest blog for Talent Management Magazine.
In addition to being a highly sought after keynote speaker at major association, conference and educational events, Aubrey is the author of six best-selling books widely recognized as international management classics: Bringing out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement; Performance Management: Changing Behavior That Drives Organizational Effectiveness; Other People’s Habits; Measure of a Leader; Oops! 13 Management Practices that Waste Time and Money (and what to do instead); and Safe by Accident? His books have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and French and have been licensed in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Romania and Saudi Arabia.
Upon completion of this presentation, you will be able to:
Prompt questioning of current behavioral methods used to treat clients (families, students and others) in the light of what the science knows about behavior change and ethics
Show how the practice of behavior analysis has an ethical foundation.
Discuss whether we have an ethical dilemma in behavior analysis because we do not practice what we preach.