**This course will provide the participant with 2 Ethics Type BACB® CEUs**
Description of Ethics Learning Type CE Event: We are facing a crisis. Behavior analysis as we know it is on the edge of being targeted by “cancel culture” and the number of critics voicing their concerns about our work is growing by the day. We owe it to ourselves, our clients, those who have come before us and paved the way in our field, and those who will (hopefully) come after us, to open ourselves up to criticism and to take stock of where we are, where we’ve come from, and where we hope to grow as a field. I believe that the crux of our current dilemma is that we are becoming a field of practitioners who know how to “do ABA” instead of a field of thoughtful scientists who take time to understand and analyze individual behavior. Our science has evolved to become much more humane, ethical, and dignifying… but our practice continues to lag behind. Many clinicians are still relying heavily upon behavior modification practices, popular in the early days of our applied science, and have not yet fully adopted function-based assessment and treatment. To understand how to combat the growing criticism of our field, we need to understand the evolution of our science and educate ourselves about the sometimes dark past of our field. It is a critical time for all behavior analysts to ensure that their practice is evolving with our science and with the environment around us, and to ensure that we are truly being behavior analysts who understand our own science and philosophy.
About the instructor: Dr. Moore is the owner of Moore Behavior Consulting and specializes in the assessment and treatment of sleep problems and severe behavior problems. In addition to clinical consulting she is an adjunct faculty member for Regis College, supervises BCBA candidates all over the country, and offers webinars and training to behavior analysts around the world. Dr. Moore has been working as a behavior analyst since 2004, when she began her career at the New England Center for Children. Since then, she has worked with individuals with autism and related disorders in every setting imaginable, has conducted and published numerous research projects including federally-funded grant research, and has been teaching in various behavior analysis masters programs since 2010. Dr. Moore received her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from Western New England University in 2015, and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2009.
Target Audience: Board Certified Behavior Analysts, any level