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

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Workshop #W38
CE Offered: PSY/BACB/NASP — 
Activity-Based Model for BACB Supervision
Friday, May 25, 2018
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom B
Area: TBA/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Cheryl J. Davis, Ph.D.
CHERYL J. DAVIS (7 Dimensions Consulting; SupervisorABA), DANA R. REINECKE (Long Island University Post/SupervisorABA)
Description: BACB supervision is an ever-evolving, challenging process that is crucial to the field of behavior analysis. Task List 5 includes a section regarding personnel supervision and management, highlighting the importance of these skills for behavior analysts. This workshop reviews ethical considerations for BACB supervision, as well as literature on effective supervision practices. In addition, recent supervision publications will be reviewed to discuss current practices being utilized is BCBA supervision. This activity-based model sets project-defined benchmarks for progress through supervision, and includes specific and clear rubrics for evaluation of mastery of each project aligned to the BACB Task List. Ongoing evaluation of supervisee progress and supervisor effectiveness are components of the model. Participants will receive the activities reviewed to utilize with supervisees.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Discuss and implement the Compliance Code/Task List 5 Section E with regard to the use of evidence-based practices in supervision; (2) Describe the implementation and measurement of ten projects based on the 4th and 5th edition task list that can be used as benchmarks for progression through supervision; (3) Develop and implement at least one method of evaluating supervisee progress; (4) Develop and implement at least one method of evaluating supervisor effectiveness;(5) Summarize Task List 5 Section I components of supervision skills and have a plan to teach and assess these with supervisees.
Activities: Instructional strategies include lecture, discussion, whole-group demonstrations of ethics in supervision, and small-group breakouts to practice specific applications of evaluating supervisor effectiveness and supervisee progress. Objectives will be described through lecture and discussed and demonstrated with the group as a whole. Small groups will be formed based on common interests and needs, and workshop facilitators will work with each group to practice developing and using supervision strategies to meet learning objectives on an individual level.
Audience: The target audience is BACB supervisors who have completed an 8-hour supervision training.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Activity-based Supervision, BACB Supervision, Effective Supervision, Supervisory skills



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