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.


41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W11
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Part I: Supervisor Training That Meets BACB Requirements: Effective Supervisors do What it Takes
Friday, May 22, 2015
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
210B (CC)
Area: OBM/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Guy S. Bruce, Ed.D.
GUY S. BRUCE (Appealing Solutions, LLC)
Description: Do you work as an employee, supervisor, or director of an agency that provides services to clients with learning difficulties? Are you satisfied with your clients' progress? Behavior analysis developed a powerful technology for helping people, but too many clients don't receive the benefits. Why not? The easy answer is that employees don't do what they are told. But the employees' performance, just like their clients' performance, is a product of their environment. Do employees have the resources, training, and management necessary to help their clients achieve their goals? What about their supervisors? What about their directors? Organizations are groups of individuals who must work together to provide their clients with the outcomes they want. The failure of clients to make adequate progress is not usually an individual employee performance problem, but a performance problem at the system process, and individual levels of the organization. This workshop will provide participants with a set of tools to pinpoint organizational performance problems, analyze the causes, recommend the best solutions, solve the problems by designing and implementing solutions that might include more efficient resources, training, and management practices, and evaluate their effectiveness, efficiency, and return on investment.
Learning Objectives: Workshop Objectives (from the BACB's Supervisor Training Curriculum) "This training program is based on the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline but is offered independent of the BACB." The supervisor will: (1) describe the six reasons for effective, evidence-based supervision; (2) describe the five potential outcomes of ineffective supervision; (3) describe or demonstrate the 12 components of effective, evidence-based supervision; (4) describe and demonstrate the eight components of behavioral skills training of the supervisee; (5) describe the four formats for providing behavioral skills training with individuals and groups of supervisees; (6) apply behavioral skills training across relevant skill areas including, but not limited to those outlined in the task list; (7) describe and demonstrate the three components of performance feedback; (8) describe the eight ways of providing feedback; (9) describe the three methods to evaluate supervisory effectiveness; (10) describe the eight methods for ongoing professional development as a supervisor; and (11) describe the seven methods for the ongoing professional development of the supervisee.
Activities: This workshop will provide a variety of training aids including case studies, practice cards, practice exercises, project worksheets, job aids, and computer-based charting software.
Audience: PartsI andII of this workshop are for supervisors "of those who deliver behavior-analytic services and those who are pursuing BACB certification" and taken together will satisfy the 8-hour training requirement for BCBA supervisors. However, anyone who wants to ensure that employees are effective in helping clients achieve their goals is encouraged to attend. Register for PartsI andII to meet the BACB's new eight-hour training requirement for BCBA supervisors and to learn the skills you need to ensure that staff are effective in helping clients achieve their goals! Earn a total of nine CEs for completing both parts.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): analysis, improvement process, learning efficiency, supervision



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