Full course description
Time: 1 hour 26 minutes
Credits: 1.5 Learning CEs (can also be used for ethics)
Presenter: Bobby Newman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
In 1976, B.F. Skinner published an underappreciated article in The Humanist titled "The Ethics of Helping People." Within that article, the general ethical stance of behavior analysts as regards the “taking care” of a person versus working towards independence and autonomy was outlined. Some twelve years later, the seminal The Right to Effective Treatment was published, updating and expanding many of the same ideas. How the ideas of these two papers predated and laid the groundwork
- Describe the difference between taking care of an individual’s physical needs and helping an individual develop autonomy.
- Describe what a truly therapeutic environment consists of, based on the source material.
- Describe why doing something for someone may actually harm them, behaviorally speaking, with particular attention to extinction and learned helplessness.
Ethics, autonomy, Skinner, Right to Effective Treatment, autonomy, noncontingent and contingent reinforcement, therapeutic environment
Rating: This course is recommended for BCBAs and BCaBAs with background knowledge in the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. This course is eligible for ethics CE credit. Designed for those practicing in the field of behavior analysis to maintain a professional and ethical practice.
Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration
Note: The 60-day access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access.
Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech will no longer offer extensions for new purchases. Purchases made prior to this date will be eligible for an extension per the previous policy:
Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA Learning (type-2) on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again.
For more information, to request an extension, or if you experience problems when registering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important note: If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.
Refunds are not provided once a course has been accessed.
These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023).