Ethical Issues in School-Based ABA Services with Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D

Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D, for a series of webinars for Behavior Analysts! This series is designed to address the nuances of providing behavior analytic services in school settings. See Dr. Tucker’s earlier webinars, on ABA for Students with Emotional Behavior Disorders and ABA for the Acting Out Cycle, in our on-demand library.

To register for the full series (including sessions on Collaboration and Ethics), see the ABA in Schools Webinar Series page.

Ethical Issues in School-Based ABA Services (3 hrs, 3.0 Ethics CEU’s)

BCBAs provide interventions to a wide variety of consumers in a wide variety of settings. As the application of services grows in the K-12 school setting, so too grows the potential for ethical issues to arise in practice. In this webinar, school-based ethical situations will be discussed. Each will be outlined, discussed in light of the Code of Ethics and a set of recommendations given. These recommendations come from the BCBA perspective as well as from a special education lens.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will identify, through a review of case studies, the ethical codes that apply to common ethical dilemmas arising in school-based ABA service provision.
  2. Attendees will explore how to prevent such ethical dilemmas at the outset of a professional relationship,
  3. Attendees will discuss strategies for addressing such dilemmas when they do occur.

About the Presenter

Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-Dis a board certified behavior analyst (doctoral level) who practices privately with a focus on providing program supports, interventions, mentoring and evaluations in school settings. She is also an Associate Professor of Special Education at Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, WA. She has been teaching and/or coordinating special education programs for 25 years, and has been in the field of ABA for 10. Her primary areas of interest are the application of ABA in the school setting and behavior interventions for students with complex support needs.

Vanessa got her general and special education certification in 1995 from Western Washington University. She obtained her Masters in Low Incidence Disabilities in 2002 from the University of Washington and her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from the University of Washington in 2009. She has worked as a special education teacher, program coordinator and consultant.

CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 3.0 Learning BABC CEU’s for Session 4 (Ethics CEU’s)
    • $60 (CEU’s included in price)

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at

Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention, LLC, is a BACB-Approved ACE Provider (Provider # OP-17-2781). The BACB does not directly sponsor or endorse this event, its speakers, or its content.

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