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.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Panel #364
CE Offered: BACB
Post-Supervisory Mentorship: Essential Organizational Behavior Management Repertoires from the Mentee Perspective
Sunday, May 29, 2022
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Meeting Level 1; Room 153C
Area: OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Shannon Biagi, M.S.
Chair: Shannon Biagi (Chief Motivating Officers; University of West Florida)
RONALD DRUMMOND (Anne Arundel County Public Schools)
STACEY COOMBES (Pepperdine University)
MELANIE CERONE (Cerone Behavior Consulting)

For many ABA trainees, achieving behavior analytic certification is often perceived as the end of a long, difficult road. However, the harsh reality is that the journey has just begun for these practitioners, and the need for supervision, mentorship, and coaching becomes arguably even more important at this career crossroads. This panel, comprised of individuals who have completed supervision in Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) practice towards BACB® certification, will provide insights into the essential behavioral repertoires that create high quality mentorship relationships, even after the final verification form is signed and submitted. Topics covered will include how to seek out potential mentors, signs of a quality mentor, necessary behaviors for the mentee to exhibit to cultivate an effective mentor-mentee relationship, ethical considerations when shifting from a supervisor to ongoing mentorship, and more. All panelists and chair specialize in OBM, and will bring a unique perspective to these issues based on the science of human behavior applied in the workplace.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Behavior analysts who are seeking mentorship or are interested in becoming mentors

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Evaluate multiple strategies to seek out potential mentors and determine potential fit prior to committing to a supervisory relationship. (2) Describe essential OBM and other behavior repertoires of mentors and mentees necessary to cultivate high-quality mentorship arrangements. (3) Identify several ethical considerations one must evaluate prior to shifting from a supervisory to mentorship relationship.
Keyword(s): Mentorship, OBM, Professional Development, Supervision



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