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 #308
CE Offered: BACB — 
Refining Competency-Based Supervision in Behavior Analysis: Practical Challenges and Solutions
Monday, May 30, 2016
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Columbus Hall CD, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Area: PRA/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Gwen Dwiggins, Ph.D.
Chair: Kara Batson (Accelerated Learning Clinic)
GWEN DWIGGINS (Accelerated Learning Clinic)
JAMIE HUGHES (Summit Autism Services)
JUSTIN N. KYRIANNIS (Achievable Behavior Strategies, LLC)

The purpose of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) supervision experience is to improve behavior analytic, professional, and ethical repertoires of the supervisee, and monitor the performance of supervisees in the field. The independent fieldwork supervisory requirements can be a challenge for supervisees to adhere to if the individual providing supervision is not well versed in the regulations, and up-to-date on the changing requirements. The supervision experience should be carefully programmed, with competency-based assessments conducted of the supervisee's skills. There should be a clear course of study, supervisee's behavior should be operationally defined with objective and measurable goals to determine the application of their skills, and supervisees should receive prudent guidance to enhance their professional development. Supervisees should clearly demonstrate mastery of the competencies outlined in the BACB Task list. This will increase the quality of their experience, uphold the values of the field, and ensure practice requirements are of the highest fidelity and rigor. Panelists will discuss competency-based training standards, the use of a professional portfolio todocument the supervisory experience, and the use of video modeling. Challenges encountered while supervising individuals in community settings will be discussed, as well as solutions to address these issues.




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