Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W35
CE Offered: BACB
Supervision: Theories and Practices for Behavior Analysts.
Friday, May 23, 2008
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Boulevard C
Area: CBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Rita Honan, Ph.D.
RITA HONAN (Trinity College Dublin)
Description: Few behaviour analysts have received formal instruction in how to conduct effective supervision of associate behavior analysts, students and behavioral staff. This session will present various theories of supervision from the published literature and how they can contribute to best practice procedures by BCBAs providing supervision. Participants will analyse their own practices and articulate their (emerging) personal theory of supervision, specifying key characteristics of supervisory practices in applied behavior analysis. Each attendee will complete a draft supervisor-supervisee contract. Relevant data and forms will be distributed to participants in both paper and word.doc format for their adaptation and use in their work.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop the participant will be able to: Name 3 theories of supervision and their core components. State their own (emerging) personal theory of supervision. Specify key characteristics of supervisory practices in applied behavior analysis. Complete a supervisor-supervisee contract.
Activities: Following didactic presentation of the foremost theories of supervision in clinical practice, attendees will re-assess their own supervisory practices as applied behavior analysts, generate a personal theory of supervision to guide their work in light of behavioral theories and practices, and finally translate this into a clear, written supervision contract to be entered between them and each of their supervisees. Issues relating to supervision within organisations will also be addressed.
Audience: Recommended for BCBAs and BACB Approved faculty members.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced



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