| Learn From the leaders: Roadmap to be a Successful Clinical Leader in an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Organization|
|Saturday, May 27, 2023|
|3:00 PM–3:50 PM |
|Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall A-C|
|Area: OBM/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery|
|CE Instructor: Fumi Horner, Ph.D.|
|Chair: Fumi Horner (Bierman Autism Centers)|
|JANA M. SARNO (Hopebridge)|
|CHRISTINA BAROSKY (Bierman Autism Centers)|
|NANETTE PFEIFFER (Key Autism Services)|
As more and more individuals are getting certified as BCBAs (Behavior Analyst Certification Board, 2021), there are increased opportunities to grow as a clinical leader. Only a small percentage of BCBAs start their own practice and become their own bosses, while many BCBAs work for organizations or institutions for the bulk of their careers. Even a smaller number of BCBAs make it to the highest level of the clinical leadership role in mid-to-large ABA organizations. In recent years, more resources and training opportunities to be an effective supervisor have become widely available, yet there are limited opportunities to learn how to be a leader within an ABA organization with the current climate of business operations in the field. Leading a large group of BCBAs and RBTs on top of working collaboratively with the operations team and other service providers requires far more than being a great BCBA. This panel discussion addresses some critical learning opportunities, difficult decision-making experiences, strategies, and tips to be a successful leader.
|Instruction Level: Intermediate|
|Target Audience: |
Any BCBAs who are currently practicing as a case manager (supervise groups of RBTs) and interested in learning some tips on how to become a successful and effective clinical leader/supervisor at a mid- to large- sized ABA organization.
|Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1) Identify some critical steps to take as a brand-new BCBA. 2) Describe the supervisor’s responsibilities to help others to grow. 3) Describe the critical learning opportunities as a leader. 4) Describe some strategies to resolve conflicts between clinical and operation teams. 5) Describe some strategies to ensure/maintain clinical quality when transitioning from a “client-facing” role. 6) Describe steps/tips to build partnerships with non-BCBAs (other service providers, individuals with business background, etc.)|
|Keyword(s): Collaboration, Ethics, Leadership, Supervision|