Association for Behavior Analysis International

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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #118
CE Offered: BACB — 
PDS: Variations in Supervision Practices: How to Best Conduct Supervision Using Different Methodologies
Saturday, May 26, 2018
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom B
Area: PRA/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Cheryl J. Davis, Ph.D.
Chair: Cheryl J. Davis (7 Dimensions Consulting; SupervisorABA)
DANA R. REINECKE (Long Island University Post; SupervisorABA)
BREANNE K. HARTLEY (Little Star Center)
VALBONA DEMIRI (Hopewell Valley Regional School District; Endicott College)

The standards for Board Certified Behavior Analyst supervision have changed greatly over the past decade. As stated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the supervisee's primary focus should be acquiring new behavior analytic skills related to the BACB Task List, with activities consistent with the dimensions of applied behavior analysis identified by Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968). Providing appropriate supervision includes clinical case review, direct observation and reviewing the application of BACB Task List items. Supervising potential BCBAs may be accomplished using varied formats, including in-person meetings and observations and distance contact through both synchronous and asynchronous modes. This expert panel comprises BCBA supervisors who use various modes of supervision, including in-person, distance, university practicum, private practice, clinic-based, and more. Panelists will present best practices in providing supervision, share tracking systems, and discuss dilemmas faced when providing supervision. There will be a discussion with the audience with an emphasis on best practices, assessing supervisees skills and acquisition of new skills, as well as supervisor effectiveness.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

The target audience is BACB supervisors who have completed an 8-hour supervision training.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the panel, participants will: 1. Describe best practices to utilize in supervision 2. Identify recommended structure for supervision 3. Summarize various means to evaluate supervisee skill development 4. List ethical implications in supervision
Keyword(s): BACB supervision, Effective Supervision, Ethical supervision, Supervisory skills



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