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"I Hate My Job" Series Kickoff: Discussing Burnout and Unethical Practices in the ABA Field

Posted 1 month ago      Author: 3 Pie Squared Marketing Team

Our Panel!

Jennifer Helten, BCBA

Robin Stone, BCBA

Mallory Stinger, BCBA

"I Hate My Job" Series Kickoff: Discussing Burnout and Unethical Practices in the ABA Field

Introduction

We're excited to launch our new series, "I Hate My Job," where we explore the challenges and issues faced by professionals in various fields. In this series kickoff, we delve into the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) field, focusing on burnout and unethical practices. Join us as we unpack these critical topics with insights from our esteemed panel of experts.

Podcast Summary

In the first episode of our "I Hate My Job" series, we tackle the pressing issue of burnout and the unethical practices that can arise within the ABA field. Our host is joined by three distinguished guests who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion:

  • Jennifer Helten, BCBA Chief Executive Officer of Unique Pathways. Visit Unique Pathways to learn more about her work.
  • Mallory Stinger, BCBA of Mallory Stinger ABA Services & Consulting. Connect with her on LinkedIn.
  • Robin Stone, M.S., BCBA Owner of Innovative Behavior Options. Visit Innovative Behavior Options to learn more about her work.

Key Highlights

Burnout in ABA

The episode begins with a discussion on burnout, a significant issue in the helping professions, including ABA. Our panelists emphasize that burnout is not just prevalent but more pronounced in fields where professionals are dedicated to making a positive impact. They highlight the importance of addressing burnout proactively to maintain the well-being of practitioners and the quality of services provided to clients.

Ethical Practices

Unethical practices in the ABA field are a major concern. Our guests stress that no BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) intends to cause harm, but certain practices can inadvertently lead to unethical behavior. The panel shares strategies for preventing these practices and maintaining high ethical standards in their work.

Social Media Insights

The panelists discuss insights gathered from social media platforms like Reddit, where behavior technicians and ABA therapists often share their frustrations and ethical concerns. These comments reflect a need for better support, training, and ethical guidance within the industry.

Support and Training

Providing adequate support and training to staff is crucial for ensuring ethical and effective practice. Our guests discuss various ways to support their teams, from individualized training programs to creating a supportive work environment that prioritizes mental health and professional development.

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