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.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #295
CE Offered: BACB — 
Effective Supervision: How to Balance Requirements of University Programs, Human Service Agencies, and Third-Party Payers
Sunday, May 27, 2018
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom B
Area: PRA/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Anna M. Young, Ph.D.
Chair: Anna M. Young (Montana State University, Billings)
ELLIE KAZEMI (California State University, Northridge)
REBECCA RENEE WISKIRCHEN (Western Michigan University)

Amidst the ever-changing landscape of updated requirements for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's Task List(s) and Experience Standards, agency directors often face organizational challenges balancing the needs of clients and their families, resource allotment, and third-party payers. The panelists in this session will highlight specific ethical and supervisory challenges that may exist when students working under BACB Experience Standards, human service operations (e.g., services for autism spectrum disorder), and a variety of payers (e.g., insurance, waivers, school funds, etc.) collide in the pursuit of socially valid behavioral treatment. Policies, procedures, training protocols, and parent handbooks can be developed with the purpose of supporting cooperation and increasing collaboration. When requirements change from any stakeholder, others must adapt and reflect the changes in practice. Building a culture that is responsive to change in many ways benefits the whole agency. Participants in this session will gain an understanding of recent BACB supervisory changes, related challenges presented by third-party payers, and creative solutions that have been developed in order to balance collaborative efforts.

Instruction Level: Advanced
Target Audience:

BACB Supervisors, Agency Directors, Billing/Insurance Managers, University Contact Faculty for BACB Practicum Programs

Learning Objectives: 1. Identify current and future BACB Experience Standards that may impact supervisee training in human service agencies (clinic, home-based, and school settings). 2. Gain an understanding of factors that may impact ethical supervision in practicum settings (e.g., requirements by third-party payers, family expectations, privacy policies). 3. Develop proactive solutions to challenges that may result from a clash between practicum supervisees, third-party payers, and agency policies.



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