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Unlicensed, Certified BCBA Provide Supervision

Ethics Scenario Archive
1. Approaching Former Adult Client
2. Medical Marijuana
3. Pro Bono Work
4. Supervision Has Multiple Relationships with Family Receiving Services
5. Parent Training Concerns
6. Parents Not Implementing Procedures
7. Soliciting Parent Testimonials
8. Retaliation Towards Mandated Reporting
9. Family Rejecting Safety Measures
10. Parental Collaboration
11. Hostile Work Enviornment
12. Creating Protocol to Prevent and Treat Trauma with Limited Functional Language
13. Parent ABA Practice Questions in OT & Speech
14. Potential Gifts From Clients on Social Media
15. Helping Close Relationships With ABA Tips
16. Parent Utilizing CBD & THC
17. Client Pre-Authorization Denied For Much Needed Services
18. Supervisee Slaps Child in School Setting
19. Changing Direction of Treatment from Previous BCBA
20. BCBA Subpoenaed in Family Court
21. Terminate Services Due To Parent Behavior
22. Parents Offering Token Items During Check Out/Transition
23. Family Doesn’t Want Details Released To Funding Source Without Permission
24. Resources for IRB Approval for Independent Researchers
25. Speech Therapist Refusing To Do PECS
26. BCBA Receives Cease & Desist
27. Unlicensed, Certified BCBA Provide Supervision
28. Rapid Prompting Method (RPM)
29. Parent as Witness to Accident
30. Website Testimonials
31. Student Using Social Media Inappropriately
32. Hiring Behavior Analyst Trainees at a School District
33. College Recommendation Letter for Client
34. Connecting Families That Are Clients
35. Employer Requiring Same Number of ABA Hours for All New Clients from New BCaBA
36. Do we have any ethical guidelines regarding shared work spaces among two companies that provide similar ABA services in a private property?
37. Client Assessment & Discontinuation
38. Caseload Concerns

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There are currently 3 BCBAs on the staff at my current site. 2 of the BCBAs are licensed and one of us is working on getting licensed, we are all certified. The 2 BCBAs that are licensed are relatively new to this site and have not mastered the work that we do. We have a few supervisees that require supervision. Per the BACB, a supervisee is expected to have 2 client observations supervised as well as individual supervision meetings. Is it ethical to have the unlicensed but certified BCBA who is an expert in session run client observation audits while the other 2 BCBAs provide independent and group supervision on the task list that they are experts in? Currently we are having only the licensed BCBAs provide supervision. However, this is leading to staff burn out and may not be appropriate according to 5.01 and 5.04 ethical compliance codes.


  • Codes to Consider: 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.04, 5.05
  • Steps to Explore: The credentialing LBA vs BCBA doesn’t appear to be an ethics concern as long as the nature of the supervision and consequences of such are disclosed to the supervisee; it would fall under a barrier to licensure. The hours by the unlicensed person would not count pursuant of licensure in AZ. Those hours would have to be accrued under an LBA when acquiring licensure. However, delegation of tasks in relation to supervisor scope of practice and scope of competency should be taken into consideration. Unlicensed BCBA can still support supervisees in areas of expertise (outside of formal supervision). Assess appropriate supervisee volume/capacity- provision of effective supervision.
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