Association for Behavior Analysis International

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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Workshop #W20
CE Offered: BACB — 
The Ethics of Supervision
Thursday, May 23, 2019
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich C
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Cheryl J. Davis, Ph.D.
CHERYL J. DAVIS (The Sage Colleges; SupervisorABA), DANA R. REINECKE (Capella University; SupervsiorABA)
Description: There are at least three levels of ethical consideration that should be addressed in any supervision relationship, including the supervision of BCBA candidates and ongoing supervision of BCaBAs and RBTs. One level concerns the relationship and actions between supervisor and supervisee, and another concerns the actions of the supervisee outside of supervision contact. Lastly, the supervisor must be prepared to teach the ethics of behavior analysis to the supervisee and ensure ongoing understanding of the Compliance Code. This workshop will explore all three levels, and provide information and active learning opportunities to develop supervisor skills in the ethics of supervision. Participants will analyze ethical dilemmas, develop potential solutions, and practice using Behavior Skills Training and Performance Feedback to implement these solutions. Case studies will be generated by participants to ensure that the most relevant issues are addressed. Participants should bring a paper or digital copy of the BACB Compliance Code to the workshop.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. describe ethical considerations in the supervisor/supervisee relationship and actions 2. describe ethical considerations in the supervisee’s behavior outside of direct supervision contact 3. describe strategies for teaching ethics in the field of behavior analysis to their supervisees 4. explain how a given supervision-related ethical dilemma is related to the compliance code and how to resolve the problem 5. use Behavior Skills Training to resolve an ethical dilemma in supervision 6. use Performance Feedback to address an ethical concern with a supervisee
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through a balanced presentation of lecture, discussion, small group breakout, and guided practice.
Audience: The target audience is BACB supervisors who have completed an 8-hour supervision training.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced
Keyword(s): BACB supervision, Effective Supervision, Ethical supervision, Supervisory skills



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