February’s ethics presentation given by Dr. Magito McLaughlin, focused on the BACB’s Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts. The presentation reviewed upcoming changes in NYS’ Scope of Practice Law and discussed how these changes will impact the practice of Behavior Analysis going forward. As NYS LBA’s enter into a wider Behavioral Healthcare environment, they will need to consider how different disability paradigms could affect how services are provided. Behavior Analysts should prepare for ongoing
education, training, and supervision as they consider: 1) the direct effects of diagnosis and progression, 2) the effects of medications on cognitive, emotional, and physical presentation, 3) factors related to resilience, 4) management of personal biases, 5) working with a wider team of people, 6) understanding caregiver relationships, 7) identifying resources that facilitate community participation, 8) reducing access/performance barriers, 9) learning about different funding options, and 10) integrating behavioral services into a broader healthcare environment. Resources for continued education and training were shared, along with a case presentation and discussion.
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