Interactive Panel Discussion: Supporting an Ethical Environment within a Human Services Agency
Ethical conduct extends beyond individual responsibility and into organizational accountability. Organizations have a responsibility to help employees respond ethically on a consistent basis. Furthermore, the policies of the organization must support and foster ethical conduct. This panel will highlight efforts of organizations to create, maintain, and evaluate ethical conduct in the context of providing ABA services.
Facilitator: Mary Jane Weiss, PhD, BCBA-D, Institute for Behavioral Studies, Van Loan School at Endicott College
Mary Jane Weiss, PhD, BCBA-D is a Professor at Endicott College, where she directs the Master’s Program in ABA and Autism. Dr. Weiss has worked in the field of ABA and Autism for almost 30 years. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1990 and she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2000. She previously worked for 16 years at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University, where she served as Director of Research and Training and as Clinical Director. Her clinical and research interests center on defining best practice ABA techniques, evaluating the impact of ABA in learners with autism, teaching social skills to learners with autism, training staff to be optimally effective at instruction, and maximizing family members’ expertise and adaptation.