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.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Panel #122
CE Offered: BACB — 
Developing Effective Practical Training Systems in Higher Education
Sunday, May 29, 2016
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Regency Ballroom D, Hyatt Regency, Gold West
Area: TBA/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Erick M. Dubuque, Ph.D.
Chair: Erick M. Dubuque (Spalding University)
MOLLY DUBUQUE (Spalding University)
ELLIE KAZEMI (California State University, Northridge)
TIMOTHY C. FULLER (University of Nevada, Reno)

Practical experience is a vital component of any behavior analytic training program. Practicing skills in supervised settings provides students with the opportunity to further develop their competencies and demonstrate that they have learned the technologies reviewed in their didactic courses. However, ensuring students are receiving quality practical training relevant to their needs while remaining in compliance with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) experience standards can be a challenge. During this event our panelists will describe their experiences coordinating practical training systems designed to meet the needs of their students and the standards set by the BACB. Topics reviewed will include, but are not limited to: diversity of training; site development; supervisor management, contact and oversight; assignments and grading; distance supervision; sequenced learning objectives; case management; training of trainers; record review/keeping; and international development. Faculty members directing practical training activities, students accumulating BACB experience hours, and supervisors overseeing their work should benefit from this discussion.

Keyword(s): certification, experience standards, practicum, training



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