The widespread debate regarding aversives has divided both parents and professionals into two camps - those who advocate the use of aversives and those who wish to prohibit their use altogether. Resolution of this conflict is imperative in order that clients ’ rights are protected, including the right to the most effective treatment. Both sides of the issue are discussed as well as research relevant to the issue. The present authors suggest that what is important is not the banning of aversives altogether, but rather insuring that aversives are used only when necessary and with proper regulations and safeguards.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology