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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W24
CE Offered: BACB — 
The Apprentice: An Innovative Approach to Meet the BACB’s Supervision Standards
Friday, May 24, 2019
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich E
Area: AUT/OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Breanne K. Hartley, Ph.D.
BREANNE K. HARTLEY (LittleStar ABA Therapy)
Description: Increased standards for supervision is needed for the betterment of the field. However, it is a challenge for organizations to meet these standards. Throughout the ages, experts in all trades have passed along their wisdom through apprenticeship opportunities. An apprenticeship model to mentor, educate, and train students on the science of human behavior will be discussed, including a summary of the model, typical supervision activities, and meeting schedules. In addition, the presentation will include billing considerations and general logistical issues associated within an apprenticeship model.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the key responsibilities in an apprenticeship model for BCBA supervisors 2. Identify the key responsibilities of the supervisees to gain fieldwork experience to become BCBA’s 3. Identify performance-based objectives relevant to what the supervisee will both experience and accomplish through the apprenticeship model
Activities: The workshop will include a combination of lecture, large group question asking as it relates to various supervision scenarios, and small group break-out discussions.
Audience: Intermediate audience. BCBAs who are new to supervising those pursuing board certification, and BCBAs and/or non-BCBAs who are leading ABA programs and looking for a better model in order to provide his/her employees with supervision strategies.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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