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.


36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Symposium #224
CE Offered: BACB
Behavioral Supervision: The Essential Link in the Process of Serving Children and Adults
Sunday, May 30, 2010
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
Seguin (Grand Hyatt)
Area: CSE/CBM; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Richard Weissman (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners)
CE Instructor: Richard Foxx, Ph.D.
Abstract: Supervision is important for the development of competent professionals. What are the best methods to supervise? The symposium attempts to look at supervision of behavioral consultants and therapists. The goal is to provide some clarity on the overall view of what is neccessary and sufficent in the supervisory relationship.
Supervising Behavioral Consultants Working with Children with Conduct and Oppositional Definat Disorder: Working with Resistant Consultees
RICHARD WEISSMAN (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners), Halina Dziewolska (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners), Vincent J. Thoder (Saint Joseph's University)
Abstract: Behavior modification is a well established treatment for oppositional defiant and conduct disordered treatment. Often these families are highly resistant and difficult to work with in the community. This paper will discuss working with resistant families who have children dagnsed with conduct and oppositional defiant disorder. Present a basic functional assessment of resistance and offer methods that can lead to more effective problem solving between supervisor and supervisee who work with these families.
Distance Supervision for Difficult Cases in Behavior Analysis
HALINA DZIEWOLSKA (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners), Richard Weissman (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners), Joseph D. Cautilli (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners)
Abstract: With the growing number of areas that Behavior Analysis has shown effectiveness, it is not suprising of the growth in need. Of particular imporantance is meeting the suervision requirement in difficult to service areas. Supervision can be acheived through distance contact through video material and phone conferencing. This paper will discuss some of those methods.
Supervising Behavior Therapists in a Correctional Setting
JOSEPH D. CAUTILLI (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners)
Abstract: The growth of correctional institutations over the past twenty years has been a constant. Behavioral interventions have a strong evidence base and have been shown to reduce prison misconducts and recividism for offenders. As a whole though, the correctional mental health environment has moved slowly from wellness checks to more intensive behavioral interventions. This presentation is designed to help supervisors interested in supervising medical staff.
Adminstrative Supervision of Staff
VINCENT J. THODER (Saint Joseph's University), Richard Weissman (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners), Halina Dziewolska (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners)
Abstract: The current practices for ensuring that staff meet adminstrative requirements are critical to the overall survival of a company. Adminstrative practices in community based services are reviewed in terms of the organizational behavior management literature. The relevancy to community based behavioral consultation will be explored



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