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The Moral Tightrope: Why Good People Sometimes Choose the Wrong Path

CEU Course

An INSIGHTFUL course for BCBAs who must weigh the motivation of every decision.

Learn why even YOU might be at risk!

Plus earn 1.5 Ethics Type CEU


In 2019, I moved my family over a thousand miles to take a job in Florida as a director at a local clinic. Confident in my skills and driven by a genuine passion for helping others, I was excited to embark on this new adventure.

However, my initial optimism clashed with the stark reality of working for a for-profit business. Prioritizing financial reports over client well-being, the environment emphasized billable hours and metrics over client progress. I found myself pressured to justify increased service durations that conflicted with my own professional judgement, creating a dissonance between my values and the organization whose pay supported my family.

Despite my efforts to improve the situation, ethical concerns continued to overshadow client care. This, coupled with the immense personal investment in relocating my family for the opportunity, led to a period of significant professional and personal stress. It became evident that simply changing employers within the existing system wouldn’t solve the problem.

It was during this pivotal moment, when I was ready to leave the field for good, that I decided to get involved with changing the field of ABA. I whole-heartedly believe that you should never complain about a problem you’re not willing to help fix, and while the challenges in the field of ABA felt far beyond my influence, I felt I had to try.

This is why I created the course The Moral Tightrope: Why Good People Sometimes Choose the Wrong Path.


The Problem with the Field of ABA

Autism spectrum disorder can feel like a tangled web of obstacles, but ABA therapy is the patient thread that unravels it. Through personalized strategies and unwavering support, ABA therapists don’t just address behaviors, they build bridges. Brick by brick, they lay the foundation for communication, independence, and a future brimming with possibilities. For individuals with ASD, ABA therapy isn’t a magic solution, but it’s the steady hand that guides them towards a life filled with confidence and connection:

  • ABA is a necessary support for many individuals, which is why it is covered by insurance companies. 
  • Because of the growth in those with diagnoses that require these services, investors have taken notice and continue to buy ABA companies to add to their portfolio.
  • Meaning many companies now focus on profits over progress.

But that’s not the end of it—the problem’s actually worse than that!

  • BCBAs are the gatekeepers to these service.
  • You must choose between the conflicting priorities of the organization (profits), the insurance companies, and your clients, and you often feel obligated to the one who writes your paycheck.
  • This means the clients you’re responsible for are at a disadvantage, and you aren’t able to help them the way you should.

BCBAs are trapped by conflicting priorities and are forced to make decisions that don’t always align with their values.

Luckily for you, there’s now a course to support ETHICAL behavior. Introducing The Moral Tightrope: Why Good People Sometimes Choose the Wrong Path:

  • 3 lessons totaling 90 minutes of training with actionable steps you can use right from the start
  • Why good people make bad decisions: Discover the research that shows the contingencies that support unethical behavior.
  • The reason for fraud: Learn the factors that lead people to engage in fraud.
  • Case studies: Review 4 cases of fraud from different states.
  • Action steps: 9 action steps BCBAs and BCBA business owners can take to support ethical behavior, especially ethical billing.

But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Hi, my name is Amelia Dalphonse. By now, you’re probably wondering…who am I and how can I make these claims?

  • Like you, I’m a BCBA. I work with autistic children, their families and ABA professionals to help them achieve their highest potential.
  • My passion is helping new professionals in the field avoid many of the pitfalls I experienced early on in my career and I have years of experience helping trainees reach their goals.
  • Because of my own struggles early on when in the field, I have taken my top tips and strategies to provide real-world training with a focus on ethical practices.

What’s Included with The Moral Tightrope: Why Good People Sometimes Choose the Wrong Path?

The Moral Tightrope: Why Good People Sometimes Choose the Wrong Path is an insightful approach to understand how good, well-meaning people get pushed into unethical practices.



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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the training different from a regular CEU course?

  • The training is focused on actionable steps so you can immediately put what you’re learning into practice.  This training puts the focus on DOING instead of just LEARNING. 

Will I get a certificate of completion?

  • Once you complete the course, including the quiz and survey, you will receive a certificate granting you 1.5 Ethics BACB CEU.

How many CEUs do I earn by completing the training?

  • You will earn 1.5 Ethics Type CEU

How long do I have to complete the training?

  • Once you buy the course, you are free to complete it whenever you like.