Ethics for Professionals in Behavioral and Allied Sciences
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 12:00pm – 3:30pm EST
(9:00am – 12:30pm PST)
The purpose of this continuing education training is to broaden the awareness and understanding of the ethics for providers of ABA services to clients, including those with ASD and their families. As such, participants will learn in detail the responsibilities that they have to clients, the community, colleagues, and research activities. Case examples for providers will be provided to ensure that participants understand the full array of responsibilities. Providers will learn the responsibilities they have within a direct service role as well as the responsibility they have to relay information to clients, stakeholders, staff, supervisees, and other professionals. Additionally, participants will learn ethical responsibilities regarding a variety of topics, including conducting assessments, designing and implementing interventions, client supervision, maintaining professional boundaries, confidentiality, and maintaining professional competence.
Jennifer Yakos, MA, BCBA
Jennifer Yakos, MA, BCBA is a senior clinical supervisor/trainer for the Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT). Ms. Yakos has worked in the field of ABA since 1995, when she started as a 1:1 therapist working directly with individuals on the autism spectrum. She earned her MA in psychology with an emphasis in behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2004. Her work has involved designing and overseeing ABA intervention programs as a senior clinical supervisor stateside and abroad, and training and overseeing clinical and supervisory staff. She has been involved in curriculum and training development for several years, including the development of SKILLS, eLearning trainings for RBTs, parents, and professionals, as well as developing and presenting continuing education coursework for BCBA certification. Some of her areas of expertise include teaching functional communication skills to non-vocal learners, as well as teaching advanced social and cognitive concepts in order to facilitate social success.