Breaking down the BACB Code for BCBAs 1.04

Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy, BCBA, RBT

1.04 Integrity

(a)  Behavior analysts are truthful and honest and arrange the environment to promote truthful and honest behavior in others.

(b)  Behavior analysts do not implement contingencies that would cause others to engage in fraudulent, illegal, or unethical conduct.

(c)  Behavior analysts follow through on obligations, and contractual and professional commitments with high quality work and refrain from making professional commitments they cannot keep.

(d)  Behavior analysts’ behavior conforms to the legal and ethical codes of the social and professional community of which they are members. (See also, 10.02a Timely Responding, Reporting, and Updating of Information Provided to the BACB)

(e)  If behavior analysts’ ethical responsibilities conflict with law or any policy of an organization with which they are affiliated, behavior analysts make known their commitment to this Code and take steps to resolve the conflict in a responsible manner in accordance with law.

– BACB CODE 1.04

It’s been a little while. Work really picked up and I’ve been so busy. Poetry is fast and easy for me so I’ve been writing a ton of that. However, let’s continue the series shall we?

BACB Code 1.04. Integrity. This can apply to every aspect of life. There are obviously multiple things that we need to look at in regards to integrity. Here’s the short version.

A). Be REAL! Don’t try to cover anything up. Be up front from the jump that way you aren’t lying about anything.

B). Don’t be shady. Don’t coerce people. Just do what’s right.

C). Be accountable. If you make an agreement, uphold it. The end. That’s how you should be in life. Unless, mental health you know. Then in that case, avoid making agreements you might not uphold!

D). References code 10.02 Timely Responding, Reporting, and Updating of Information Provided to the BACB. Follow the ethics code. If you see someone who is not following it or if you violate it, then it needs to be reported within 30 days to the board.

E). When you become a BCBA, you must commit to the ethical code and if your organization doesn’t follow this code, then you must try to work this out follow the order of commands pretty much.

Join me next time, whenever that will be, for code 1.05!

-Dear Perception

Breaking down the BACB Code for BCBAs 1.03

Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy, Autism, BCBA, RBT

1.03 Maintaining Competence through Professional Development.

Behavior analysts maintain knowledge of current scientific and professional information in their areas of practice and undertake ongoing efforts to maintain competence in the skills they use by reading the appropriate literature, attending conferences and conventions, participating in workshops, obtaining additional coursework, and/or obtaining and maintaining appropriate professional credentials.

BACB Code 1.03

One thing about this field and being a Behavior Analyst is that your education does not end once you obtain that certification. You have an obligation to maintain your knowledge base. As a field of science, there are variables always changing and you have to keep up with that.

Therefore, the BACB requires BCBA’s to obtain at least 32 CEUs within a two-year period in order to be able to re-certify. I will be the first to say, although this is a requirement, it is very easy to meet this goal and still feel uneducated.

Finding the right professional development for you to learn best is a must to be motivated to learn more about our field. I personally learn from everyone and everywhere. I love hearing the Autistic’s perspective on ABA and I love the reform movement. I also enjoy learning about the science behind our field, current things people are practicing, as well as listening to others disseminate our field.

Basically, this code means you need to stay up to date on what’s going on around you. Don’t learn something and stick with it forever. Always find room to grow and learn! There are tons of resources out there, take the time you spend on Facebook and social media, and find a site such as CEUEY or listen to podcasts. Sign up for free webinars through Verbal Beginnings and find other resources that are interesting to you and relevant to your practice.

Keep educating yourself and don’t ever stop. Knowledge is power and our power is to help our families and clients!

-Dear Perception