Association for Behavior Analysis International

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11th International Conference; Dublin, Ireland; 2022

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Panel #83
CE Offered: BACB — 
Title: Beyond the Task List: Preparing Your Supervisee for the Real World
Saturday, September 3, 2022
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Meeting Level 2; Wicklow Hall 2B
Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Yulema Cruz, Ph.D.
Chair: Yulema Cruz (Rutgers University)
HANA LYNN JURGENS (Positive Behavior Supports)
KARLY L. CORDOVA (KHY ABA Consulting Group, Inc.)
YULEMA CRUZ (Rutgers University)

For the most part, supervision has primarily focused on teaching skills from the task list. However, as supervisors, we often receive feedback regarding supervisee acquisition and mastery of “soft skills”. Also known as “common skills” or “core skills”, these may include critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking, professional writing, teamwork, leadership, professional attitude, work ethic, career management, and cultural humility among others. Additionally, supervisors are often at a loss regarding how to systematically fade their supervisory support. Until now, there has not been a sequential means for supervisors to accomplish this, leaving students ready to pass the exam, but unprepared to effectively work as BCBAs or supervisors themselves. This panel will highlight a competency-based approach to guiding and measuring soft skills. This includes how to systematically supervise, manage cases, build skills to demonstrate professionalism, as well as how to fade supervision ethically; thus ensuring supervisees demonstrate competency, readiness, and independence.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Supervising BCaBAs, BCBAs, and BCBA-D. New supervisors and those taking the 8 -hour supervision course.

Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will list ways to navigate supervisees’ soft skill deficits. 2. Participants will learn to identify supervisory targets beyond the task list. 3. Participants will identify how to problem-solve when supervisees do not demonstrate competency using an ethics decision making model.
Keyword(s): case management, competency, ethics, supervision



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