Self-awareness is important for service providers. Although we often consider the behaviors and traits of our clients and their caregivers, we sometimes forget to consider our own behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs. Human behavior is complex. Our observable behaviors and private events interact and influence the behaviors and private events of others and vice versa. In addition to the influences of human behavior on other people, the environment and stimuli in our surroundings plays a role in our behaviors including how we provide clinical services.
When providing ABA parent training, we should remember the complexity of how our own observable behaviors and private events may influence the services that we provide as well as how we view our clients. For example, your own personal beliefs and views on parenting, cleanliness, discipline, and so much more can impact how you view your clients and ultimately how you treat your clients (the children you work with or their parents).