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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Panel #47
PDS: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is Not the Only Way: Lessons From Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Supervisees About Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Saturday, May 27, 2023
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Convention Center 406/407
Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Paige Currie (New Directions Child & Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program/CRCSI)
AMANDA MILES (West Virginia University)
KACEY RENEE FINCH (West Virginia University)
ALANNAH N KNIGHT (Smith Group Behavioral Consulting, Auburn, AL)

Working with a team, in some capacity or another, is an inevitable experience for those working in helping professions. Despite the inevitability and prevalence of working with professionals from other disciplines, these skills are rarely taught outside of in-vivo practice while accruing experience hours. Collaboration with team members who do not share philosophical worldviews for service delivery may be an unfamiliar, and daunting, experience for emerging BCBAs. Panelists have worked in a variety of collaborative settings, including schools, feeding clinics, residential facilities, and outpatient clinics. The panelists have learned valuable lessons through these experiences about effective communication with those from other disciplines, scopes of practice and competence, building and maintaining rapport, collaborative treatment development, and how to navigate disagreements should they arise. This panel will serve to answer questions about navigating interpersonal dynamics when collaborating with other professionals and how to seek out learning opportunities that foster this skill development.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): collaboration, interdisciplinary, supervision



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