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 #W60
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
Getting the Most out of Supervision: Using Behavioral Techniques to Enhance Supervision
Friday, May 26, 2017
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall F
Area: TBA/OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Alyssa N. Wilson, Ph.D.
ALYSSA N. WILSON (Saint Louis University), HEATHER LYNN LEWIS (Saint Louis University)
Description: Behavior analytic research on supervision has identified the effectiveness of using behavioral applications (e.g., behavioral skills training) to teach competent trainees. Supervisors, however, may need additional assistance with identifying and implementing evidence-based practices when it comes to effective and competency-based supervision. Therefore, the current experiential workshop seeks to assist supervisors who a) work with multiple trainee's, and b) are looking to expand their supervision repertoire to enhance their supervision practice. The workshop will highlight (1) supervisor-trainee relationship during and after supervisory period, (2) delivering competency-based supervision, (3) successful tips for managing independent and group supervision, (4) organization strategies (e.g., evaluation rubrics, mapping clinical projects, goal setting, etc.), and (5) shaping professional behavior. Attendees will be provided supplemental materials during the workshop, to practice the skills presented. The workshop will use in-vivo training paired with problem-based learning paradigms to assist attendees with acquiring skills discussed during the workshop.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) List important features and elements of supervision; (2)Determine best-practices for supervision; (3)List aspects of appropriate supervisor-trainee relationship throughout various phases of supervision; (4)Demonstrate competency-based supervision skills; (5)Demonstrate skills for conducting individual and group supervision; (6)Design and implement organization strategies; (7)Demonstrate skills to shape professional behaviors.
Activities: The workshop will use lecture, video, discussion, and modeling, rehearsal, and feedback to assist trainees with achieving the learning objectives. Problem-based learning (e.g., small groups work through a supervision issue/problem) will be used to assist attendees with applying the discussed skills. In-vivo and video demonstrations of strategies will be conducted in conjunction with group discussions and role-play to ensure attendee skill acquisition. Supplemental materials will be provided to support attendee learning during the workshop. Attendees will also be able to use the supplemental materials after the workshop, as an example/guide for the supervision process.
Audience: The nature of the workshop will be geared towards behavior analysts who have had minimal supervision experience. The content of the workshop will be focused on more intermediate and advanced topics often faced by supervisors, while attendees with little or advanced knowledge and/or experience with supervision will also be challenged to think outside of the box when it comes to delivering effective supervision.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Behavior Analysis, Organizational-behavior management, Supervision



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