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.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W57
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
Supervision Training for Supervisors of ABA Staff
Friday, May 26, 2017
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall A
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: William Tim Courtney, M.S.
WILLIAM TIM COURTNEY (Little Star Center), VINCENT LAMARCA (Little Star Center)
Description: This training content is designed to train supervisors and aspiring supervisors in evidence-based methods of supervising staff who provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for people with autism. The content is based on over four decades of ABA research on staff training and supervision as well as the authors’ hands-on experience. The content includes critical supervision knowledge and skills coinciding with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB©) task list for effective supervision. The content is relevant for supervisors of staff providing comprehensive and/or focused ABA services across a variety of settings, including center-based programs, homes, schools, and clinics. An additional 2 hours of supervision training will be available online to meet the 8 hour requirement of the BACB. Note: the online continuing education is not sponsored by ABAI.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Identify and describe the purpose of supervision ; (2) Identify how to pinpoint the responsibilities of one’s supervisees; (3) Demonstrate how to assess the performance of supervisees; (4) Demonstrate how to establish, change, and maintain the behaviors of supervisees; (5) Demonstrate how to address behavior problems of supervisees.
Activities: Instructional strategies include: lecture, discussion, and small group breakouts
Audience: For BCBA practitioners who provide supervision to ABA staff (including Registered Behavior Technicians, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, etc).
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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