October 17, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: Zoom

Abstract: In recent years, the field of behavior analysis has issued calls to action around areas of practice that impact client experience, client-practitioner rapport, and the reputation of the field. Significant attention has been given to the need to integrate compassionate care into our practice. There is consensus on the relevance and importance of this integration, yet questions exist about how to define and measure such skills and about how to ensure that there is authenticity and social validity associated with their demonstration. In this presentation, we will explore the definitions and defining features of compassionate care and the related skills of cultural responsiveness and interprofessional collaboration. We will review some ways to teach and measure such skills, as well as issues of generalization, social validity, and authenticity. The discussion will emphasize the foundational nature of these values within the science and the progress being made in these essential areas.

Audience Level: Intermediate

CE Credits Available: 1.5 ethics CEUS

This is a virtual event that will be held via Zoom.