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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W89
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
CANCELED: Ethical Issues in Training and Supervising RBTs, BCaBAs, and Candidates for the BCBA Credential
Friday, May 26, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Area: PRA/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Melissa L. Olive, Ph.D.
MELISSA L. OLIVE (Applied Behavioral Strategies LLC)
Description: Many practicing BCABAs and BCBAs have a responsibility of supervising front-line therapists and RBTs. Some BCBAs have an additional responsibility of supervising BCaBAs or Candidates for the BCBA credential. This session will identify the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts that relate to this job duty which is only one of many duties of practicing behavior analysts. Participants will use case studies to practice recognizing and describing potential ethical violations as well as how to address them. Participants will learn several strategies for preventing subsequent violations, and finally they will discuss steps for re-training implementers to prevent future violations. Time will be allotted for extensive question and answer. Detailed handouts will be provided.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) describe the new supervision requirements; (2) describe the reasons for effective, evidence-based supervision; (3) describe the potential outcomes of ineffective supervision; (4) describe or demonstrate components of effective, evidence-based supervision; (5) identify potential ethics violations for front-line therapists and other non-certified implementers; (6) recognize and describe possible ethical violations; (7) list 5 strategies for preventing subsequent violations; (8) discuss three methods for providing training or re-training implementers to prevent future ethical violations; (9) describe methods for his/her ongoing professional development as a supervision; (10) describe methods for the ongoing professional development of the supervisee.
Activities: Lecture, Discussion, Case Study, Question and Answer
Audience: Practicing Behavior Analysts, Supervisors of Practicing Behavior Analysts
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Ethics, Supervision



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