Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W24
CE Offered: BACB — 
Supervising Humans: A Look at Supervision Beyond the Task List
Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom F
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: James A. Hoko, Ph.D.
Description: An effective supervisor needs an understanding of how to provide training and supervision for job skills beyond what is outlined in the BACB task list. Although compliance with the task list is essential, it is important to develop an understanding of other contextual and indigenous contingencies at play for supervisees working in varied employment situations. These practical and unique challenges can be effectively addressed with an understanding of individuals' reinforcement histories and the application of evidence-based supervision protocols. This workshop will review how to identify management and leadership skills not specifically noted in the task list. It will then review strategies for the creation of performance-based goal setting for workplace success and skill remediation through performance improvement plans.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify skills critical for success in varied employment situations; (2) Determine supervisee reinforcement history and the contingencies needed to effectively supervise them; (3) Derive appropriate instructional objectives related to the critical skills; (4) Use evidence-based practices in addressing those instructional objectives.
Activities: This workshop will involve lecture, small and large group discussions, and small group break out activities.
Audience: This workshop is targeted towards BCBAs providing behavior analytic supervision to individuals seeking certification as a BCBA or BCaBA.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): evidence-based protocals, leadership, management, supervision



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