May 18, 2023: Melmark New England
Collaboration and Ethical Considerations: A Round Table Discussion
Melanie Olson Giles,
- BCBA: 3 CEUs
- PT/OT/SLP: 0.2 CEUs
The course is designed to promote a better understanding of ethics, morals and legal behavior across practice settings in the hopes of facilitating enhanced decision making processes for professionals across disciplines in ethical situations.
Act 48 Clock Hours
PSHA is an approved provider by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to sponsor Continuing Education programs as required by ACT 48.
Occupational Therapists: This course is approved by Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy for 0.2 CEUS (2 contact hours) #OTCE000322.
Physical Therapists: This course is approved by Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 0.2 CEUS (2 general contact hours) #PTPR015749.
- 4:00 – 5:30 – Each panelist will provide a brief presentation regarding ethical behaviors within their discipline
- 5:30 – 5:40 – Break
- 5:40 – 6:30 – Host will ask the panelists questions regarding interdisciplinary collaboration and ethics
Learning Course Objectives:
- Compare similarities and unique differences between the applied behavior analysis and occupational therapy disciplines.
- Review both disciplines ethical code documents and the potential for challenges when collaborating across disciplines.
- Participants will be able to identify strategies that may aid in overcoming these barriers while still upholding to one’s ethical codes.
- Describe effective interdisciplinary collaboration practices that support positive partnerships between Behavior Analysts and Speech-Language Pathologists.
- Identify challenges and solutions to effective interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Identify overlapping areas of behavior analysis and speech- language pathology
- Recognize ethical issues related to living with a physical disability
- Relate bioethical concepts to contemporary disability issues
- Address ethical issues related to physical disability within the context of codified responsibilities
- Relevant Financial Relationships: Brigette Cuffia is employed through the Temple University Health System. The speaker event is designed to promote an understanding of ethics, morals and legal behavior across practice settings. Brigette leads regulatory compliance efforts for all Temple licensed entities. Brigette will receive an honorarium & travel expenses through Melmark for this presentation.
- Relevant Non-Financial relationships: Brigette Cuffia is independent from Melmark and there are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
- Relevant Financial Relationships: Dr. Melanie Giles is a dually licensed Speech & Language Pathologist & Board-Certified BA. Dr. Giles founded The Verbal ABA Clinic and co-founded The Speech Therapy Group. The speaker event is designed to promote an understanding of ethics, morals and legal behavior across practice settings. Dr. Melanie Giles will receive an honorarium through Melmark for this presentation.
- Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: Dr. Melanie Giles is a colleague of Mary Jane Weiss. Mary Jane Weiss is the Senior Director of Research for Melmark.
- Relevant Financial Relationships: Kristina is an Occupational Therapist & BCBA employed through Melmark. The speaker event is designed to promote an understanding of ethics, morals and legal behavior across practice settings. Kristina will be provided transportation for this event through Melmark.
- Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: Kristina possess a variety of school based experiences in both the private academic school and school district setting. Kristina has written in several publications and also been a part of professional presentations.