Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis InternationalĀ® (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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Panel #297
CE Offered: BACB
Ethical Supervision of ABA Services Across Diverse Service Providers and Settings
Sunday, May 27, 2018
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom C
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Megan G. Kunze, M.A.
Chair: Jessica Franco (University of Texas at Austin)
MEGAN G. KUNZE (University of Oregon)
BERENICE DE LA CRUZ (Autism Community Network)
LUPE CASTANEDA (Behavior Pathways, LLC)

Board Certified Behavior Analysts supervise diverse service providers, those working toward their initial certification and those needing ongoing supervision (e.g., BCaBAs, RBTs), in different settings. Supervision may include behavior skills training with students at universities, teachers in schools, BCaBAs and RBTs in clinics and homes, and parents in homes and in the community. Effectiveness of the supervision may vary across these settings and supervisees (Dixon et al. 2016; Neely, Rispoli, Gerow, & Hong 2016; Stahmer et al., 2015). Thus, supervisors need to plan appropriate means of teaching and assessing in the various circumstances (Carr & Nosik, 2017). While the BACB provides extensive training and resources on the standards for effective supervision of those seeking certification, we have less information on how to adapt to the changing supervision needs across settings, especially for those who are receiving on-going supervision. Panelists will share their experience on various supervision scenarios they have encountered with diverse service providers in different settings. Panelists will discuss ethical issues that may arise during supervision and guidance on how to uphold the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (Behavior Analyst Certification Board, 2016). Participants are encouraged to ask questions and seek recommendations about their own experiences.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

This presentation is geared toward BCBAs who are supervisors of RBTs and BCaBAs. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about their experiences as a supervisor and ethical challenges involved in fulfilling the role.

Learning Objectives: Participants will have the opportunity to: 1. reflect on their own professional experiences as well as learn from the panel and audience participants, 2. gain knowledge of current research on supervision practices of BCBAs for BCaBAs and RBTs, and 3. advance understanding of the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (Behavior Analyst Certification Board, 2016).



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