Complete attached form based on Scenario below… BCBA Ethical codes also attached
Your friend, an older BCBA, describes how they do not like ongoing learning. For their certification, they play webinars in the background while they work, occasionally responding to questions (guessing until they get the correct answer) in order to get credit for the CEUs. They think you are silly for joining your local ABA community and spending money to attend conferences. “I learned everything I needed to know in my degree program.”
Ethical Decision Discussion Guide
Date of Discussion:
Please briefly describe the ethical dilemma:
BACB® Ethics Code items to consider (Provide the specific item number and the title of the item):
What are the facts that we know about the situation at this time?
What additional questions do we need to ask or information do we need to collect in order to make this
decision in the most informed manner possible?
List all parties who may be affected by decisions made in this situation.
Which party holds the most power?
Which party is the most vulnerable?
Who is the ultimate client we are serving?
What are the cultural considerations that must be made, if any, based upon the parties involved?
For each party involved, provide the desired outcome from each parties’ unique perspective.
Party Desired Outcome (In an ideal world, what would this party want in this situation?)
Based upon the information above, determine 3 potential courses of action that maximize the number
of parties whose desired outcomes can be met, with priority on the most vulnerable and the ultimate
client, while staying within the confines of the BACB® Professional and Ethical Compliance Code.
Describe the pros and cons of each potential action.
Potential Action 1 Pros Cons
Potential Action 2 Pros Cons
Potential Action 3 Pros Cons
Finalizing the Ethical Decision Action Plan
Based upon the preceding analysis:
Given the information above, which course of action would you take at this time?
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How will you gather any additional information/training/experience/supervision necessary to support
your final decision and action plan?
Finally, outline your next steps.
# Action Step
- Desired Outcome In an ideal world what would this party want in this situationRow1:
- Desired Outcome In an ideal world what would this party want in this situationRow2:
- Desired Outcome In an ideal world what would this party want in this situationRow3:
- Desired Outcome In an ideal world what would this party want in this situationRow4:
- Desired Outcome In an ideal world what would this party want in this situationRow5:
- Action Step1:
- Action Step2:
- Action Step3:
- Action Step4:
- Check Box41: Off
- Check Box42: Off
- Check Box43: Off