This course primarily focuses on the ethical issues pertaining to applied behavior analysis and their application to clinical practice and research in the area of severe developmental disabilities, particularly as it relates to autism and other developmental disabilities. Students attend weekly online lectures, participate in the group discussions (via Gauchospace), and take weekly quizzes. As part of this course, students are also expected to read, evaluate, and interpret current behavioral research articles that are posted on Gauchospace.
This course covers the following topics: providing ethical and humane services to clients, following lawful and ethical guidelines of governing agencies, facilitating on-going supervision, practicing within one’s area of expertise, and conducting ethical studies following human subjects protocol.
By the end of this course, students will be learn and be familiar with:
- BACB's ethical standards
- Providing ethical and humane services to clients
- Following lawful and ethical guidelines of governing agencies
- Facilitating on-going supervision
- Practicing within one’s area of expertise
- Conducting ethical studies following human subjects protocol
NotesImportant Note: Completion of the UCSB PaCE ABA program does not result in BCBA or QBA certification. Individuals seeking certification must take and pass an examination with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) or Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA). While courses in this certificate program may count toward the educational requirements for becoming eligible to take the examination, completion of this certificate program will not, in itself, result in BCBA or QBA certification.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Applied Behavior Analysis : Applied Behavior Analysis 5th Edition