Addressing Pseudoscientific Practices in Applied Behavior Analysis

Angela Capuano & Kim Killu
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BCBA CEUs: 1 Total CEU | 1 Ethics CEU

This presentation from the 2021 Michigan Autism Conference focuses on the prevalence of pseudoscientific practices in developmental disabilities and emphasizes behavior analysts’ ethical responsibilities in addressing them. It introduces a model to guide behavior analysts in handling situations where clients request pseudoscientific practices and provides resources for ethical guidance and evidence-based practices.

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Pseudoscientific practices are commonly used and promoted in the field of developmental disabilities. Behavior analysts should anticipate encountering such treatments in practice and understand their ethical obligations with regard to these practices. This presentation will present a model to prepare behavior analysts for how to address situations in which clients may ask them to use pseudoscientific practices, as well as reviewing resources for ethical guidance and evidence-based practices.

About the Speakers

Angela Capuano is a licensed clinical psychologist and BCBA-D who teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She also practices and sees children, families, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other mental health disorders.

Dr. Kim Killu is a professor in the special education and applied behavior analysis programs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She has worked with all categories of exceptionality as a psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

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    Loved it! This video presentation was designed well with quiz questions placed throughout the presentation, helping me stay engaged throughout the duration of the presentation. Practical, helpful, and immediately applicable suggestions for talking through pseudoscience practices with multi-disciplinary teams.

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    Great presentation!

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    Good review of practices in the field that fail the test of evidence-based and how to navigate those complex conversations as you work with families and other practitioners.

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    I enjoyed the webinar and always like learning about pseudo-science!!

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    great content on this ceu–would love to see similar

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