Association for Behavior Analysis International

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40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W22
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Supervision: Understanding Features and Purposes and Demonstrating Skills in Behavioral Training, Performance Feedback, and Evaluations
Friday, May 23, 2014
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
W176c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: PRA/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Melissa L. Olive, Ph.D.
MELISSA L. OLIVE (Applied Behavioral Strategies LLC), DEIRDRE LEE FITZGERALD (University of Saint Joseph)
Description: Thissession will identify the ethical guidelines related to the supervisory role of the BCBA. Participants will become familiar with the purpose of supervision, recognize and demonstrate the important features of evidence-based supervision, practice performance feedback and evaluation skills, describe the components of ineffective supervision, discuss steps for ongoing professional development, and engage in roleplay scenarios related to effective supervision. This session will also prepare participants to meet the supervision training requirement as established by the BACB. However, it is being offered independent of the BACB. Participants will be expected to participate and demonstrate competency in roleplay activities.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to (1) describe the new supervision requirements; (2) describe the reasons for effective, evidence-based supervision; (3) describe the potential outcomes of ineffective supervision; (4) describe and demonstrate components of effective, evidence-based supervision; (5) identify potential ethics violations for front-line therapists, other non-certified implementers, and other supervisees; (6) discuss three methods for providing training or re-training; (7) describe methods for ongoing professional development as a supervisor as well as the importance for the supervisee; (8) describe and demonstrate components of behavioral skills training of the supervisee; (9) describe and demonstrate the different types of performance feedback that can be used with supervisees; and (10) actively engage in roleplay scenarios demonstrating competencies related to effective supervision.
Activities: Lecture, discussion, case study, question and answer, skill demonstration.
Audience: BCBAs and BCBA-Ds only.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced
Keyword(s): evaluating supervision, Performance feedback, Skills Training, supervision training



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