This practical textbook will enable students training to become Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs(TM)) to fully understand and follow the new RBT(R) Ethics Code administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB(R)).
Starting with an overview of the role of ethics and core ethical principles, subsequent chapters provide concrete guidance for each of the three sections of the RBT(R) Ethics Code: responsible conduct, responsibility to clients, and competence and service delivery. The authors then show correct and incorrect applications of each code item and provide practical examples and solutions for applying each section to everyday practice. Also included are test questions where RBTs(TM) can test themselves on their newfound knowledge, along with a glossary, the complete RBT(R) Code of Ethics, and suggested readings. Last, Appendix D, "Considerations and Conversation Starters," will help RBT(TM) trainers quickly focus on specific code items and presenting scenarios for discussion and role-plays.
This book is intended to serve as a primary text for the training of RBTs(TM) as well as a reference and study guide for these RBTs(TM) and their trainers.
About the Author:
Jon S. Bailey, PhD, BCBA-D, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, teaches graduate courses for behavior analysts. Dr. Bailey was a founding director of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board(R) and is past president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Mary R. Burch, PhD, BCBA-D, is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst(R). Dr. Burch has more than 25 years of experience in developmental disabilities. She has been a behavior specialist, Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP), unit director, and consulting behavior analyst in developmental disabilities, mental health, and preschool settings.