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.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Panel #384
CE Offered: BACB
Supervision of BCBA Candidates: Trials and Tribulations
Monday, May 28, 2012
2:00 PM–3:20 PM
612 (Convention Center)
Area: TBA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Mary Ellen McDonald, Ph.D.
Chair: Mary Ellen McDonald (Hofstra University)
PEGGY W. HALLIDAY (Virginia Institute of Autism)
DANIEL ADAM OPENDEN (Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center)
SHARON A. REEVE (Caldwell College)
ANYA K. SILVER (Bilinguals, Inc.)

With the increasing need for certified behavior analysts, there is also an increase in the development of BCBA certification programs nationally and internationally. As a result of this increase the number of individuals requiring BCBA supervision also continues to be on the rise. Meeting the needs of these candidates while maintaining ethical and clinical standards requires a delicate balance. There are many challenges faced when trying to provide quality supervision to these individuals related to the standards upheld in the field of behavior analysis. As clinicians, the expected outcome is for candidates to have a meaningful experience. This experience will enable them to become active contributors to the field and for them to provide quality services to the individuals they serve and those they may ultimately supervise. This panel will discuss the trials and tribulations often faced when attempting to develop and implement a comprehensive supervision program for candidates in the field of applied behavior analysis.

Keyword(s): Autism, BCBA, Supervision, Training



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