Ethics and Professionalism
This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
Understanding the foundations of ethical thinking and different perspectives and rationale for ethical decision-making within a behavioural framework is essential when working with ASD clients. Students are introduced to professional codes of ethics that are essential for ethical practice. They learn how to think critically and apply general ethical principles to particular situations through the use of case studies, practice vignettes, structured exercises and group discussions. Students are provided with the basis for developing ethical guidelines for practice, examining areas related to legislative acts, an overview of the BACB guidelines of responsible conduct for a behaviour analyst and the ONTABA/ABA standards of practice. Students also learn how to evaluate their own professional expertise and limitations for ongoing professional development planning.