Matthew Broadhead, Ph.D., BCBA-D

A Behavioral Systems Approach to Ethics Training and Supervision

Behavior analysts provide a diverse range of services across a diverse range of clients. Using behavioral systems analysis (BSA), behavior analysts can analyze the environment and create systems (e.g., processes, policies, and organizational supports) that align practitioner behavior with the BACB Code. Within BSA, behavior analysts can operationally define what ethical behavior they expect from their employees and subsequently teach and monitor those behaviors by establishing expectations for employees. In this workshop, I provide an overview of BSA, describe the six steps of BSA, and provide three examples of how BSA may be applied to support ethical behavior in behavioral treatment.