Behavior analysts are just beginning to operationally define cultural competence, cultural humility, and cultural sensitivity in service provision. It is important for behavior analysts to understand the ways in which cultural variables broadly and specifically impact the development of collaborative relationships with families, and impact all of our professional interactions and relationships. In this talk, we will review how the Professional and Ethical and Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts guides practitioners in this important realm. We will also review resources from other fields that help identify core commitments, aspirational ideals, and target behaviors to develop a repertoire of cultural humility skills. In addition, the skills needed for successfully navigating these challenges will be discussed. Implications for teaching, training, and supervision will be highlighted.
Learning Objectives include:
1. Participants will identify sections of the Code that specify the need for cultural humility and sensitivity in service provision
2. Participants will identify core skills necessary for the development of competence in multicultural service provision and for the development of a repertoire of culturally humble professional behavior
3. Participants will apply concepts and procedures to sample scenarios regarding service provision in this context
4. Participants will be introduced to samples of tools from other fields, and will consider how we can approach training and supervising behavior analysts in this area.