E-3 Responsibility in Practice ©

Please note: The items in section E of the Fifth Edition Task List correspond to the sections of a separate document, the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (2020), which went into effect on January 1, 2022. There is no substitute for reading the code in its entirety and discussing it with supervisors/colleagues. The information contained below is just a short overview of each section. If you need ethics guidance about a particular issue, please make sure you are talking to a competent professional about your specific concerns.

This item covers Section 2 of the Ethics Code, which includes Ethics Standards 2.01 to 2.19. In this section, you will find expectations about service delivery – such as protecting confidential information and communicating with clients/stakeholders.

What stands out? Practitioners and students may wish to pay particular attention to Ethics Standards 2.01 (Providing Effective Treatment), 2.11 (Obtaining Informed Consent), 2.13 (Selecting, Designing, and Implementing Assessments),  2.14 (Selecting, Designing, and Implementing Behavior-Change Interventions), 2.17 (Collecting and Using Data), and 2.18 (Continual Evaluation of the Behavior-Change Intervention).

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