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.

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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Paper Session #322
CE Offered: BACB — 
Ethics
You’re the Best! (But You Could Be Better): How to Analyze and Grow Your Skillset
Sunday, May 26, 2024
4:00 PM–4:25 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon F
Area: TBA
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Chair: David Cabrera (Independent)
CE Instructor: Brittany Ruth Schmidt, M.A.
 

You’re the Best! (But You Could Be Better): How to Analyze and Grow Your Skillset

Domain: Service Delivery
DAVID CABRERA (Independent), Sara Guzman (Independent), Brittany Ruth Schmidt (BASS ABA Therapy)
 
Abstract:

Approved course sequences provide a strong foundation of the theoretical principles of applied behavior analysis. Our field experience is meant to bridge the gap between theory and application, and continuing education is meant to deepen and expand our scope of competence. Unfortunately, although it should be a priority for one’s workplace, there is often little guidance to evaluate the influence and quality of the provider’s clinical setting. Without the appropriate support in their workplace, providers are unlikely to be trained to assess areas of improvement for their own skill set, and there be unnecessary barriers to develop the scope of competence needed to effectively serve their clients. This leads both aspiring and experienced clinicians to outsource their training, on their own time and without the resources to apply new skills and concepts in their practice. This presentation will examine the elements of the BCBA scope of practice compared to one’s unique scope of competence, evaluate the barriers to expanding one’s clinical versatility, as well as discuss strategies to address those barriers.

 
Target Audience:

The target audience should be certified as a BCBA or BCaBA.

Learning Objectives: (1) Participants will examine their scope of practice and competence. (2) Participants will identify environmental barriers to expanding the depth and breadth of their scope of competence. (3) Participants will take part in activities and discussion to further strategize and grow their professional competence in order to provide effective care.
 

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