In Session 4 of The Behavioral Observations Podcast Matt Cicoria sits down with Dr. Amanda Kelly, BCBA-D, a.k.a., the Behaviorbabe. In this episode, he learns how to properly greet a local in Hawai'i, how the licensure laws are playing out across the 8 islands of that state, what it’s like to practice in the midst of volcanos and intermittent water availability, how she developed her online persona, and what not-to-do on social media as a behavior analyst.
It is important in our field to maintain an open conversation about ethics. The Professional and Ethical Compliance Code outlines how behavior analysts are expected to conduct themselves, but sometimes situations are not so black and white. And as the world changes, so do the expectations for ethical conduct. In recent years, issues related to social media have been especially relevant. This month, we've selected the following article which addresses the special concerns that come up with the use of social media. O’Leary, P. N., Miller, M. M., Olive, M. L., & Kelly, A. N. (2017). Blurred lines: Ethical implications of social media for behavior analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10(1), 45-51 .
in episode eight, Dr. Barbera interviews her close friend and fellow Behavior Analyst, Dr. Amanda N. Kelly. Amanda has seen some of the highest highs and the lowest lows that one can experience when working as an advocate and as a Behavior Analyst. She’s seen a child go on to become a “best case scenario” story, but she’s also continued to work with incredibly challenging cases. Throughout her entire career, her motivation has been her determination to see every child lead their happiest, safest life.
Dr. Amanda Kelly returns to the podcast to discuss her #nostrawformecampaign. What started out as essentially a self-management intervention is evolving into movement to reduce the usage of disposable or single-use items. This conversation prompts us to think about other ways in which we consume single-use items, such as paper towels, aluminum cans, and so forth.