Olivia, a new BCBA, has just begun working at a human service organization. Immediately after onboarding, she begins reviewing and learning about her new client’s existing programs. Her clinical director contacts her within two days of hire and mentions that Olivia will be taking on the supervisees and trainees from a BCBA who has left the organization suddenly. It amounts to 10 RBTs, 3 BCaBAs, and 3 trainees who are working towards certification. Olivia wants the clinical director to think she is a “team player”, so she agrees, even though she has barely caught up on her new cases.
What are the potential ethical code violations that may occur because of this situation? What would you recommend that Olivia do to resolve this issue?
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