Ethical Systems in the Workplace

Christen Russell & danyelle s. goitia beal


BCBA CEUs: 1 Total CEU | 1 Ethics CEU

This workshop from the 2023 Michigan Autism Conference aims to help ABA organizations align with ethical guidelines by fostering values-based systems and practices for both clients and employees. It addresses the importance of identifying and implementing policies that promote ethical behavior while considering factors that enhance or hinder ethical workplace culture. Additionally, it explores the connection between organizational culture, burnout, and employee engagement.

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In behavior analysis, we are called to maximize the benefits of all people with whom we work. This includes our clients and employees. To create values-based systems that promote ethical conduct, we must identify and implement organizational policies, procedures, and practices that encompass ethical behavior and ethical decisionmaking. It is important to consider the conditions under which ethical workplace culture is enhanced and the barriers that contribute to ethical divergence. The purpose of this workshop is to provide recommendations for ABA organizations to establish and maintain systems that are in compliance with the BACB Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts and to introduce tools to assist in the development of equitable, compassionate, humble, and responsive policies, procedures, and practices. The relationship between organizational culture and burnout and engagement are also discussed.

About the Speakers

Dr. Christen Russell is the founder and Executive Director of Affecting Behavior Change (ABC). She founded ABC from her passion and commitment to education, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, ethical behavior and decision-making, and behavior analysis. Through continual personal and professional growth, Christen’s mission is to help systematically fill the gaps in areas of continuing education, professional development, and research. In addition to direct service in educational and organizational settings, Christen has been actively involved in the field of behavior analysis through academic instruction, training and supervision of staff, as well as the design and dissemination of applied research. Christen holds adjunct faculty positions teaching masters and doctoral level students at Endicott College and Capella University. Christen received her PhD. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College, an M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University. Christen received the Exceptional Contribution to DEI Initiatives award from Endicott College’s Institute for Applied Behavioral Science.

Dr. danyelle s. goitia beal earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her dissertation: Trauma and Resiliency in Black American Women began a journey of breaking the stigma of traumatic events that can plague the Black community. She earned her Masters in Teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies with an emphasis in ABA from National University and her Bachelors in Child Development with an emphasis in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Long Beach. Dr. beal contributed to an anthology titled “Shenomenal Women” that became a #1 Best Seller. Simultaneously, she completed her pre and post doctoral internship supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and within the LGBTQIA2+ communities. Currently, she supports children, families and women who are underrepresented. Dr. beal has held positions as a direct service provider, clinical supervisor, clinical director, program director of a non-public school to owner of a non-public agency, called Loving Hands Family Support Services in Southern California. She provides educational and behavioral support to school districts in the protection of their Black and Brown student population. She trains community agencies on how to safely de-escalate sensitive members of the community who are in behavioral and mental health crises. Finally, Dr. beal teaches School Psychologists who want to become certified in Applied Behavior Analysis and mentors BCBAs who have ethical violations through the BACB to support them in getting back into good standing.

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