You are a BCBA who teaches yoga in your spare time so it is ok for you to state that you are a BCBA


            •           Question 1

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who teaches yoga in your spare time so it is ok for you to state that you are a BCBA and therefore can help them increase their range of motion through yoga.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 2

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who has reason to suspect abuse based on observations and client statements. You are not sure if this is a reportable offense. The next best step might be:

Answers:

Call the child protection agency that oversees your area to report your concerns

Consult with your supervisor within 72 hours

Ask the parents about your suspicions

A or B

            •           Question 3

0 out of 1 points

Applying what you know about the basic principles of behavior to the people around you is in your, and their, best interest.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 4

0 out of 1 points

You share a client with a BCBA that has engaged in unethical behavior that you have reported in the past. They call you to collaborate and there is a release in place. The best thing to do is:

Answers:

Limit the conversation as you know this is an unethical BCBA

Let it go to voicemail and report it to the BACB

Provide them with a written statement about the client

Cooperate in a manner that is consistent with principles of behavior analysis

            •           Question 5

1 out of 1 points

The Sunland Miami scandal took place in:

Answers:

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

            •           Question 6

1 out of 1 points

The attitude of science that calls for continual questioning and consideration of new information is best described as:

Answers:

Determinism

Philosophic doubt

Empiricism

Parsimony

            •           Question 7

1 out of 1 points

When choosing an agency or setting for your professional career, it is important to consider:

Answers:

Values of the organization

History of the organization

Mission of the organization

How many BCBAs work there

All of the above

            •           Question 8

1 out of 1 points

Match the following definitions with the list of terms. Use each choice only once.

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Question

An important skill due to the hectic nature of providing behavior analytic services in multiple locations to multiple clients

An important responsibility for behavior analysts that requires sharing of information about behavior analysis with the public

Do not make commitments you cannot keep

Based on one’s education, training, and experience

Ensure that supervision and trainings are behavior-analytic in content, effectively and ethically designed, and meet requirements

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All Answer Choices

A. 

Dissemination of behavior analysis.

B. 

Do this to ensure that you can meet all obligations.

C. 

Scope of competence.

D. 

Time Management.

E. 

Effective supervision and training.

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            •           Question 9

0 out of 1 points

This puts the behavior analyst right where they need to be so they can look at the environment where the action takes place.

Answers:

Observing

Interviewing

Determinism

Noting functional relations

            •           Question 10

0 out of 1 points

You are a new BCBA and your supervisor assigns a new case that is a young adult who was referred for shoplifting. The oldest client you have worked with is nine and you have not worked with anyone who shoplifts. What is the best next step?

Answers:

Take the client as it is being assigned by a BCBA

Read research articles about the condition in order to provide services

Provide services under the supervision of a BCBA that has experience and meets with you in the office to discuss the plan

Explain that it is outside your area of competence and should be assigned to someone who has experience

            •           Question 11

1 out of 1 points

First impressions made when meeting clients are not important as your professional reputation is much more important.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 12

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA and based on interview with the parent and client observations you develop a program to help increase the teen client’s interactions with peers. When the parent is away the teen says, “I hate all the exercises you have me doing. I don’t want to interact with people my age.” This statement indicates that you have neglected to:

Answers:

Conduct a full FBA

Follow company procedures to begin treatment

Take into consideration his consent and goals

Nothing is wrong with this scenario because it is primarily the parent that provides consent and is involved in developing goals of intervention

            •           Question 13

1 out of 1 points

A parent you are working with begins asking for advice for “a friend”

Answers:

Provide limited advice based on reinforcement only

Do not provide advice since this person is not your client

Suggest an intervention that has published literature in JABA

Provide a referral to a MFT

            •           Question 14

1 out of 1 points

As a BCBA you accept clients commensurate with:

Answers:

Education

Training

Experience

Available resources

All of the above

            •           Question 15

1 out of 1 points

During your supervision hours to become a BCBA your supervisor tells you that you can count more than 50% of your hours as direct intervention hours. You might have violated:

Answers:

10.04 Examination Honesty and Irregularities

10.05 Compliance with BACB Supervision and Coursework Standards

10.06 Being Familiar with This Code

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 16

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who conducts a reinforcer assessment and the highest ranked item for the adult client is Dr. Pepper so you decide to use this as the only reinforcer. You might be violating:

Answers:

4.08 Considerations Regarding Punishment Procedures

4.09 Least Restrictive Procedures

4.10 Avoiding Harmful Reinforcers

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 17

1 out of 1 points

In order to maintain competence in the skills used, a behavior analyst should:

Answers:

Attend scientific conferences

Read scientific journals

Participate in workshops

Obtain additional coursework

All of the above

            •           Question 18

1 out of 1 points

Maintaining records, and the length of time in which assessment/treatment records are securely maintained subsequent treatment termination, is at the discretion of the BCBA.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 19

1 out of 1 points

Being an expert in behavior analysis is sufficient to be a successful consultant.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 20

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who recommends that a parent make changes to the environment for their young child to eliminate environmental conditions, which hinder implementation of the behavior change program. You might have violated:

Answers:

4.06 Describing Conditions for Behavior Change Program Success

4.07 Environmental Conditions that Interfere with Implementation

4.08 Considerations Regarding Punishment Procedures

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 21

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA and working with a teen who continually tells you to “leave me alone”. By continuing your current intervention plan you might be violating:

Answers:

3.01 Behavior-Analytic Assessment

3.02 Medical Consultation

3.03 Consent

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 22

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who works at an agency that specializes in services for young children with autism, but your supervisor asks you to take a case of a young adult. The agency is likely violating:

Answers:

2.01 Accepting Clients

2.02 Responsibility

2.03 Consultation

2.05 Rights and Prerogatives of Clients

            •           Question 23

1 out of 1 points

Match the following definitions with the list of terms below. Use each choice only once.

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Question

The skill that allows a behavior analyst to become part of the behavioral community

This can help avoid bigger problems and should be sought out regularly as a new behavior analyst is advancing through their career

Only appropriate under specific circumstances

Systematic data oriented approach to managing people at work that relies on positive reinforcement as the major way to maximize performance

Process by which people exchange information through verbal behavior

Observing behavior in the natural setting and determining causal variables influencing behavior of others

Includes meeting behavior, time management, professional dress, and interpersonal communication skills

A critical skill for behavior analysts for promoting our field

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All Answer Choices

A. 

Business etiquette.

B. 

Public speaking.

C. 

Networking.

D. 

Feedback.

E. 

Interpersonal communication.

F. 

Being assertive.

G. 

Performance management.

H. 

Thinking function.

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            •           Question 24

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA and are working with a client that is similar to the client of your colleague so you decide to implement the same programming your colleague already developed. By doing this you might have violated:

Answers:

4.01 Conceptually Consistent

4.03 Individualized Behavior Change Programs

4.04 Approving Behavior Change Programs

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 25

1 out of 1 points

Match the following definitions with the list of terms. Use each choice only once.

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Question

Expectations for professional behavior analytic practice and ethical conduct

Asking for or doing this for clients may lead to a slippery slope of unethical behavior

Describes knowledge and skills expected of behavior analysts

Events or activities that impair the behavior analyst’s objectivity

This is based on a behavior analyst’s education, training, and experience

Practicing ethical behavior at work and play, monitoring and regulating one’s own behavior, and ensuring rights of clients are paramount

Outlines six basic client rights as the basis for directing ethical and appropriate application of behavioral treatment

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All Answer Choices

A. 

Right to Effective Behavioral Treatment (Van Houten, 1988).

B. 

Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (BACB, 2014).

C. 

Favors.

D. 

Level of competence.

E. 

Conflict of interest.

F. 

Forth Edition Task List (BACB, 2012).

G. 

Being a good behavior analyst.

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            •           Question 26

1 out of 1 points

This is a form of academic theft of using ideas, data or actual written work and then taking credit for it

            •           Question 27

0 out of 1 points

In the landmark case of Wyatt v. Stickney it was argued that mental patients had a right to:

Answers:

Receive individual treatment

Effective behavioral treatment

Food and water at any time

Effective education

None of the above

            •           Question 28

1 out of 1 points

Dr. Bailey’s final thought on ethics is:

Answers:

Don’t worry everyone makes mistakes

Trying your best is good enough

Ethics is only important at work

Do the right thing

            •           Question 29

1 out of 1 points

The attitude that controlling variables are all controlling the world around you and that you can respond in a manner that will shape the behavior of others relates to:

Answers:

Medical model of behavior

Attitude of determinism

Free will of individuals

All of the above

            •           Question 30

1 out of 1 points

When determining whether to accept a new client or not, the following variable(s) should be considered:

Answers:

Time availability for treatment

Scope of practice

Other time commitments and responsibilities

Conflict of interest

All of the above

            •           Question 31

1 out of 1 points

A client is provided with support from a caregiver during the day.

Answers:

You should not involve this caregiver because only parental opinion matters

You do not need consent to discuss programming with the caregiver

It is important to involve this caregiver in treatment planning and training with consent

It is only important to involve the parents in the planning and training

            •           Question 32

1 out of 1 points

You have just taken the BCBA exam, but results have not been posted. Your supervisor begins telling everyone that you are now a BCBA because she is sure that you have passed. You do not take steps to correct this. You might be violating:

Answers:

8.02 Intellectual Property

8.03 Statements by others

8.04 Media Presentations and Media-Based Services

None this is not a violation

            •           Question 33

1 out of 1 points

You are working with a family that you really like because they are flexible with hours. The client has met all the goals for intervention so you develop new goals and continue to provide services. You might have violated:

Answers:

4.06 Describing Conditions for Behavior Change Program Success

4.07 Environmental Conditions that Interfere with Implementation

4.09 Least Restrictive Procedures

4.11 Discontinuing Behavior-Change Programs and Services

            •           Question 34

1 out of 1 points

These actions are difficult, but due to a BCBA’s mandate to protect clients and promote ethical behavior they are part of the responsibilities of a BCBA.

Answers:

Talking to colleagues who are displaying questionable behavior

Calling CPS or DCFS to report suspicions of abuse

Keeping confidences

All of the above

            •           Question 35

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA working with a client who engages in SIB where they hit their jaw repeatedly. This is a relatively new behavior so you immediately implement a plan to restrain the person and do not suggest any additional causes of the behavior. You might have violated:

Answers:

3.01 Behavior-Analytic Assessment

3.02 Medical Consultation

3.03 Consent

3.04 Assessment Results

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 36

0 out of 1 points

Being an effective behavioral consultant in your everyday life means:

Answers:

Carrying your behavioral gear with you everywhere

Analyzing each situation you come into during the day

Being prepared to apply the most appropriate tools when needed

All of the above

            •           Question 37

1 out of 1 points

A client offers for you to stay at their house after your session to join them for dinner. The best next step is to:

Answers:

Stay for dinner as you are really hungry

Politely decline and explain your adherence to the code

Tell them you really have to get going and leave

Tell your supervisor immediately as the parent is obviously not aware of the code or agency policies

            •           Question 38

1 out of 1 points

The following behavioral service providers are mandated reporters in the state of California:

Answers:

Registered Behavior Technicians

BCaBAs

BCBAs

All of the above

B and C

            •           Question 39

1 out of 1 points

It is only important for parents to effectively advocating for quality behavioral programming and is not the responsibility of a behavior analyst.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 40

1 out of 1 points

A key feature of behavior analysis is that we:

Answers:

Have to observe what is actually happening

Know more than other professionals since our approaches are based in science

Miss variables that others can usually observe

All of the above

            •           Question 41

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who implements a behavior plan without first analyzing the function of the behavior. You might have violated:

Answers:

3.01 Behavior-Analytic Assessment

3.03 Consent

3.04 Assessment Results

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 42

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA and have reason to suspect that a client is being harshly punished by the nanny. Based on observations and client statements you call DCFS and provide client information. By doing so you have violated:

Answers:

2.05 Rights and Prerogatives of Clients

2.06 Maintaining Confidentiality

2.08 Disclosures

None of the above as this would not be a violation

            •           Question 43

1 out of 1 points

To be a successful behavior analyst it is important to consider that:

Answers:

All non-behavior analytic colleagues will engage in difficult behavior

You might be contributing to a challenging situation

Parents are always right

Funding sources have all the power

            •           Question 44

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who provides services in a school setting for one student in a classroom. During your observations of the student, you witness another student being restrained and you are concerned. The next best step is:

Answers:

Ignore since this is not your student

Talk to your supervisor about the situation immediately

Step in as you do not need consent to help in this situation

Restraint is allowed and should not be concerning

            •           Question 45

1 out of 1 points

It is important to conduct a risk-benefit analysis when there are multiple treatment options that might lead to behavior change.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 46

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who works with a young child with an intellectual disability. Is it ethical to provide services with consent only from the parent or guardian since the child cannot give consent.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 47

1 out of 1 points

You work in an office and while waiting for the copy machine and begin to discuss a parent’s affair with the live in nanny for the family you work with. You have violated:

Answers:

2.03 Consultation

2.05 Rights and Prerogatives of Clients

2.06 Maintaining Confidentiality

2.07 Maintaining Records

            •           Question 48

0 out of 1 points

Due the need to get others to implement your behavior change plans, as a BCBA you will be working with many different people. This can be especially challenging when:

Answers:

They are paraprofessionals with little training

These people are difficult

They are not native English speakers

They have ABA experience

            •           Question 49

1 out of 1 points

Minors can give consent to participate in services through:

Answers:

Verbal behavior

Participating in intervention willingly

Gestural behavior

Facial expressions

All of the above

            •           Question 50

0 out of 1 points

A BCBA conducted research and used a case study format, but then states that the intervention was effective and encourages others to use it with all clients. They might be violating:

Answers:

7.01 Promoting an Ethical Culture

7.02 Ethical Violations by Others

8.01 Avoiding False or Deceptive Statements

None this is not a violation

            •           Question 51

1 out of 1 points

You are assigned a new client and you review the policies and procedures of the agency. You should also:

Answers:

Ensure they are followed or provide 30 day notice of discontinuation

Provide the information in writing as well

Ensure that technical language is used as this helps in legal disputes

Nothing additional is needed as oral information is sufficient

            •           Question 52

1 out of 1 points

Behavior is a function of something. It’s not just random. This relates to:

Answers:

Philosophic oubt

Determinism

Mentalism

Circular reasoning

            •           Question 53

1 out of 1 points

As a BCBA you must earn ____ CEs every 2 years.

Answers:

20

26

28

32

            •           Question 54

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA working in a school setting and the teacher of your client tells you that the procedures are just much too complex for her to implement. During the IEP meeting, you recommend that the student be placed in a classroom with more support due to the teacher’s lack of cooperation. You might have violated:

Answers:

4.08 Considerations Regarding Punishment Procedures

4.09 Least Restrictive Procedures

4.11 Discontinuing Behavior-Change Programs and Services

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 55

1 out of 1 points

It is the responsibility of behavior analysts to promote an ethical culture and make others aware of the code.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 56

0 out of 1 points

To demonstrate that parents might have no clue about how behavior really works:

Answers:

All of your parent friends always reinforce inappropriate behavior

Your friend gives their child a cookie when they are crying and thinks the problem is fixed

There are countless well-controlled studies of child-parent interactions that point to badly designed contingencies of reinforcement

None of the above

            •           Question 57

1 out of 1 points

If you are a BCBA then you have permission to use the BACB logo and other intellectual property of the BACB.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 58

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who specializes in verbal behavior of young children. A parent calls about your services an indicates that their child is 7 with ADHD and is “full of energy”. You should:

Answers:

Tell the parent to contact another agency as you lack experience

Conduct an assessment

Provide services if you have time in your schedule as this in your current scope of practice

Refer to someone else or seek supervision from someone experienced in ADHD

            •           Question 59

0.66666 out of 1 points

Match the following definitions with the list of terms below. Use each choice only once.

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Question

Ultimate goal of all services is to increase the ability of individuals to function effectively in their immediate environment and the larger society

Professionals posses appropriate education and experience needed to provide behavioral treatment

Space that is safe, humane, and responsive to individual needs

Behavior analysts have an obligation to use only techniques that have been demonstrated by research to be effective

Programs that support an individual’s basic rights to dignity, privacy, and humane care among other things

Prior to treatment individuals are

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All Answer Choices

A. 

Most effective treatment procedures available.

B. 

Overriding goal is personal welfare.

C. 

Treatment by a Competent Behavior Analyst.

D. 

Programs that teach functional skills.

E. 

Assessment and ongoing evaluation

F. 

Therapeutic environment.

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            •           Question 60

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA and are assigned a case where the person is diagnosed with compulsive eating disorder. You express to your supervisor that you have never worked with eating disorders. The best next step is:

Answers:

Begin the assessment since it was assigned by your supervisor who is also a BCBA

Talk to their supervisor about assigning cases that are out of your scope of practice

Seek supervision and consultation by a BCBA experienced in this area

Leave the agency as this is unethical

            •           Question 61

0 out of 1 points

Ultimate goal of all services is to increase the ability of individuals to function effectively in their immediate environment and the larger society. This best describes:

Answers:

Commitment to functional skills

Therapeutic environment

Client’s right to privacy

Programs that teach academic goals

Most effective treatments procedures

            •           Question 62

0 out of 1 points

As a BCBA working on a multidisciplinary treatment team the team decides to implement a sensory diet with the student. During discussion you offer support for evidence-based programming, but the sensory diet is adopted by the team. The best next step is to:

Answers:

Politely decline to provide further support and remove yourself from the team

Support the program by putting data collection procedures in place for the relevant measurable behaviors

Since it is not evidence-based do not support implementation

Report this behavior to the professional’s licensing board

            •           Question 63

1 out of 1 points

The term client refers broadly to whomever behavior analysts provide services. This may include the

Answers:

The individual client

Their family

Third parties

All of the above

            •           Question 64

1 out of 1 points

Your BCBA supervisor is going out of town and asks you to take care of her cat and watch her house. By doing so you might violate:

Answers:

1.02 Boundaries of Competence

1.04 Integrity

1.07 Exploitive Relationships

None of the above as this would not be a violation

            •           Question 65

0 out of 1 points

A BCBA who does not implement a punishment-based procedure due to a preference for reinforcement might be violating:

Answers:

4.07 Environmental Conditions that Interfere with Implementation

4.08 Considerations Regarding Punishment Procedures

4.09 Least Restrictive Procedures

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 66

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCaBA who is working toward your MA and BCBA. A client calls requesting services and you have determined that they are in your scope of practice so the best next step is to:

Answers:

Accept the client and set an appointment

Accept the client and give them an appointment time after you are done with your coursework

Determine if you have availability in your schedule

Decline because school is more important

            •           Question 67

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who witnesses unethical conduct of another BCBA. You must first:

Answers:

Talk to them about your concern

Report it to the BACB

Noting, it is not you engaging in the unethical behavior

Call their supervisor

            •           Question 68

1 out of 1 points

All BCBAs have the same level of competence and can assist any client that needs their help.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 69

1 out of 1 points

Discontinuing treatment when the objectives have been met constitutes professional practice for behavior analysts.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 70

1 out of 1 points

With shaping you are:

Answers:

Reinforcing successive approximations to the terminal behavior

Trying to increase the likelihood that some response will occur more often or at the right time

Rapidly changing the behavior of others

All of the above

A and B

            •           Question 71

1 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA and get a speeding ticket. You report it within 6 months to the BACB. You might have violated:

Answers:

10.01 Truthful and Accurate Information Provided to the BACB

10.02 Timely Responding, Reporting, and Updating to BACB

10.03 Confidentiality and BACB Intellectual Property

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 72

1 out of 1 points

Shaping is a very powerful skill and should only be used when you have consent to shape the behavior of the person you are working with.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 73

0 out of 1 points

You are a behavior analyst working with a family. An exploitative relationship could be with:

Answers:

Parents of the client

Nanny also working with the family

RBTs working on the case

The aunt who comes to visit during the summer

All of the above

            •           Question 74

0 out of 1 points

When an ethical issue does not require an immediate response and you are unsure of what to do, an appropriate response might include:

Answers:

Saying something that you think might be true

Buying time in order to develop an appropriate response

Ignoring the issue

Calling the BACB to inquire at that moment

            •           Question 75

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who just opened your own agency. In designing your website it is appropriate to use statements such as,

Answers:

Testimonials from current clients

“My interventions will cure all behavior problems for parents”

“I am an expert because I was a student of Lovaas”

descriptions of the behavior-analytic services that you provide

            •           Question 76

0 out of 1 points

When providing results of an assessment it is important to use language understandable to the parent and client because:

Answers:

When program procedures are not understood they are properly implemented

It increases the chances of parents and client giving informed consent

It decreases the likelihood that parents will disagree with procedures

All of the above

            •           Question 77

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA and you see an adult with obvious disability issues in the community engaging in SIB. You approach the parent and provide advice about how to reduce the behavior. You are most likely violating:

Answers:

1.02 Boundaries of Competence

1.03 Maintaining Competence through Professional Development

1.04 Integrity

1.05 Professional and Scientific Relationships

None as this is not a violation

            •           Question 78

0 out of 1 points

The trained behavior analyst should be able to observe a person’s behavior in the natural setting and, to a reasonable extent, determine causal variables that others seem to miss.

Answers:

True

False

            •           Question 79

0 out of 1 points

You are a BCBA who has been providing services to a client for over 1 year. You are not the most organized person and you know you have taken some notes documenting the services. There is a concern about the service by the funding source and they request all your documentation with a released signed by the client. You might have violated:

Answers:

2.08 Disclosures

2.09 Treatment Efficacy

2.10 Documenting Professional Work

2.12 Contracts, Fees, and Financial Agreements



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