Designing Effective Supervision and Training Communication Program
Behavior Analysts as Supervisors Supervisory Competence Supervisory Volume Supervisory Delegation Designing Effective Supervision and Training Communication of Supervision Conditions Providing Feedback to Supervisees Evaluating the Effects of Supervision
Behavior Analysts’ Ethical Responsibility to the Profession of Behavior Analysts Affirming Principles Disseminating Behavior Analysis
Behavior Analysts’ Ethical Responsibility to Colleagues Promoting an Ethical Culture Ethical Violations by Others and Risk of Harm
Public Statements Avoiding False or Deceptive Statements Intellectual Property Statements by Others Media Presentations and Media-Based Services Testimonials and Advertising In-Person Solicitation
Behavior Analysts and Research Conforming with Laws and Regulations Characteristics of Responsible Research Informed Consent Using Confidential Information for Didactic or Instructive Purposes Debriefing Grant and Journal Reviews Plagiarism Acknowledging Contributions Accuracy and Use of Data
10.0 Behavior Analysts’ Ethical Responsibility to the BACB 10.01 Truthful and Accurate Information Provided to the BACB 10.02 Timely Responding, Reporting, and Updating of Information Provided to the BACB 10.03 Confidentiality and BACB Intellectual Property 10.04 Examination Honesty and Irregularities 10.05 Compliance with BACB Supervision and Coursework Standards 10.06 Being Familiar with This Code 10.07 Discouraging Misrepresentation by Non-Certified Individuals
1.0 Responsible Conduct of Behavior Analysts.
Behavior analysts maintain the high standards of behavior of the profession.
1.01 Reliance on Scientific Knowledge. Behavior analysts rely on professionally derived knowledge based on science and behavior analysis when making scientific or professional judgments in human service provision, or when engaging in scholarly or professional endeavors.
1.02 Boundaries of Competence.
(a) All behavior analysts provide services, teach, and conduct research only within the boundaries of their competence, defined as being commensurate with their education, training, and supervised experience.
(b) Behavior analysts provide services, teach, or conduct research in new areas (e.g., populations, techniques, behaviors) only after first undertaking appropriate study, training, supervision, and/or consultation from persons who are competent in those areas.
1.03 Maintaining Competence through Professional Development.
Behavior analysts maintain knowledge of current scientific and professional information in their areas of practice and undertake ongoing efforts to maintain competence in the skills they use by reading the appropriate literature, attending conferences and conventions, participating in workshops, obtaining additional coursework, and/or obtaining and maintaining appropriate professional credentials.
(a) Behavior analysts are truthful and honest and arrange the environment to promote truthful and honest behavior in others.
(b) Behavior analysts do not implement contingencies that would cause others to engage in fraudulent, illegal, or unethical conduct.
(c) Behavior analysts follow through on obligations, and contractual and professional commitments with high quality work and refrain from making professional commitments they cannot keep.
(d) Behavior analysts’ behavior conforms to the legal and ethical codes of the social and professional community of which they are members. (See also, 10.02a Timely Responding, Reporting, and Updating of Information Provided to the BACB)
(e) If behavior analysts’ ethical responsibilities conflict with law or any policy of an organization with which they are affiliated, behavior analysts make known their commitment to this Code and take steps to resolve the conflict in a responsible manner in accordance with law.
Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts