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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Workshop #W86
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
CANCELED: Competency Building Through Performance Planning: Applications of ABA for the Development of Professional and Clinical Skills in Pre-Certification BCBA and BCaBA Trainees
Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Area: PRA/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Rachel N.S. Cavalari, Ph.D.
RACHEL N.S. CAVALARI (Institute for Child Development; Binghamton University)
Description: Trainees pursuing the BCBA and BCaBA credentials are required to be supervised by certified professionals who have completed training based on the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline. This outline cites responsibility for improving and maintaining effective repertoires of the trainee, specifying the importance of behavioral skills training along with ongoing objective assessment of specified performance criteria. Although targeted behavior analytic skills are clearly an area of focus, evaluation of supervisee performance per the BACB Experience Supervision Form requires emphasis on the development of a number of general professional skills, including self-awareness of weaknesses for further development. This workshop will review evidence-based approaches to supervision (Reid & Parsons, 2006; Reid, Parsons, & Green, 2012) to support pre-certification trainees in pursuit of their BCaBA or BCBA credential. Specific examples of implementation of these approaches to build both task list content mastery and better clinical and professional skills will be provided, including the development of self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses. This training program is based on the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline but is offered independent of the BACB.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify and describe the six areas of supervision outlined in the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline; (2) develop an outline for pre-certification trainee supervision that involves application of evidence-based strategies to required parameters of BACB supervision; (3) apply a template outline to an initial individual training plan for a hypothetical pre-certification trainee to assess strengths and weaknesses of the template.
Activities: This workshop will involve didactic review of the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline and evidence-based strategies for supervision (60 minutes; Objective 1). Resource materials and template forms for translating these concepts and strategies into a training outline will be circulated and participants will be asked to create an outline template packet for their own use. This will be accomplished through a combination of guided discussion and small group breakout (45 minutes; Objective 2). Finally, participants will be given a hypothetical pre-certification trainee description and asked to apply their selected template to the supervisee's training plan to determine strengths and weaknesses of their template in small group breakouts (45 minutes; Objective 3). The final portion of the workshop will involve a period for discussion and questions (30 minutes). Participants will be provided with two additional hypothetical trainee scenarios to take with them to continue assessing the effectiveness of their template for use in their practice setting.
Audience: This workshop is intended for BCBA and BCBA-D intermediate-level certificants who are developing their supervision skills in preparation for supervising pre-certification trainees.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): competence, skill-building, supervision



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