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

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W108
CE Offered: BACB — 
Keys to Success: Strategies for Providing Effective and Efficient Behavior Analytic Supervision and Mentorship
Friday, May 25, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom F
Area: TBA/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jennifer Yakos, M.A.
JENNIFER YAKOS (Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT)), CECILIA KNIGHT (Institute for Behavioral Training)
Description: Supervision and training of individuals seeking BCBA/BCaBA certification as well as the ongoing supervision of BCaBAs and RBTs has become an increasing responsibility for BCBAs over the past several years. Due to the large volume of new professionals entering the field of applied behavior analysis, our field is growing at a substantial rate. More than ever, this growth requires BCBAs to ensure proper supervision and development of new professionals in order to maintain high quality in our field and to ensure that the treatment consumers receive is appropriate. This workshop will focus on reviewing the most recent changes to the BACB supervision and experience standards as well as several key components of effective supervision to facilitate quality training and development of candidates. Specifically, practical strategies will be discussed to help BCBA supervisors utilize time effectively and efficiently while providing practical, individualized supervision and training. Topics discussed will include curriculum development, organizational tools for tracking skill competency and training topics, as well as strategies for providing effective group supervision, and the importance of Behavioral Skills Training in developing a practical skill set among supervisees.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify recent updates to experience and supervisory requirements according to current BACB guidelines; (2) identify practical strategies to facilitate effective and efficient supervision, including organizational tools, curriculum development ideas, and strategies to facilitate effective group supervision; (3) identify and review several key components of effective behavior analytic supervision, including behavioral skills training (BST) and delivering effective performance feedback.
Activities: Instructional strategies will include lecture, group discussion, and video demonstration and review.
Audience: This workshop would be appropriate for BCBAs providing behavior analytic supervision to individuals seeking BCBA/BCaBA certification, or ongoing supervision to BCaBAs and RBTs. It would also be appropriate for any therapist, educator, administrator, or professional who is supervising and managing the performance of staff, parents, instructional aides, or others.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): BCBA Supervision, Effective Supervision, Supervisory Practices, Training



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