The purpose of this assignment is for you to reflect on your personal ethical philosophy as it relates to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis after having completed this Ethics course. After completing the course assignments and readings for all 7 Modules, you will write a brief (1 page) statement, addressing each of the following topic areas:
- The importance of ethical guidelines in ABA, specific to the treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities (if you work or plan to work in another field of ABA, that population may be considered in lieu of DD). This statement should reflect the readings and assignments completed for this course and insights gained throughout the course.
- Personal experience with ethical issues or concerns. This section should include any instance in which a potential ethical issue arose, professionally, and how it was resolved. If you have not experienced an ethical issue, to your knowledge, you may simply write a statement that, to date, you have not come into contact with any ethical issues. Compared to Part 1, this section should include considerations on how you might handle things differently (or how others could have handled things differently), now that you have increased your awareness of the BACB’s Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts.
- How you would handle an ethical issue, should it arise, in your current or future career. This, too, should reflect the BACB Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts specifically. Reference to at least one Ethics Code is required for this item.
Given the personal and individualized nature of this reflection assignment, an example personal statement is not provided. You should thoughtfully reflect on your professional career as well as course readings and viewings and follow the Rubric.
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