Association for Behavior Analysis International

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46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Workshop #W31
CE Offered: BACB — 
Practice What You Preach: Using Behavioral Principles to Design an Effective Supervisor-Supervisee Relationship
Thursday, May 21, 2020
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Michele R. Traub, Ph.D.
ASHLEY WARLING-SPIEGEL (Behavioral Health Division - MN Dept of Human Services), MICHELE R. TRAUB (St. Cloud State University)
Description: This workshop will apply techniques common to the assessment and treatment of clients to the supervision relationship. Participants will work collaboratively to identify processes that are effective for all skill acquisition, whether by a client or a behavior analyst in training. Specifically, we will address common issues and concerns, including how best to assess and quantify supervisee skills, how to deliver effective feedback, how to shape critical thinking and other "intangibles," how to set reasonable expectations for supervisees at different points in their training, and considerations for supervisors using telemedicine and other remote strategies. Attendees will leave with sample tools and templates, including a comprehensive Supervisee Skill Assessment.
Learning Objectives: 1. Attendees will describe strategies for assessing supervisee skills. 2. Attendees will develop plans for supervision logistics. 3. Attendees will describe methods of planning for and addressing ethical concerns within the supervision relationship. 4. Attendees will demonstrate methods of delivering supervision feedback.
Activities: The workshop will incorporate several small-group discussions around prompted themes and questions, followed by a large-group guided discussion of strategies and solutions. Minimal lecture will introduce topics, and participants may be asked to role-play supervisory interactions to demonstrate specific skills.
Audience: BCBAs who supervise or want to supervise student-trainees, BCaBAs, and RBTs.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced
Keyword(s): assessment, ethics, supervision, telemedicine



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