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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W79
CE Offered: BACB — 
Balanced Behavior Analyst: The Personal and Professional Balancing Act
Friday, May 22, 2020
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: CSS/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Kate Elizabeth Harrison, M.Ed.
KATE ELIZABETH HARRISON (Brett DiNovi & Associates, BCBA), REBECCA CORRELL (The Language and Behavior Center)
Description: Balance, as a practitioner, and in managing personal and professional life, is essential to expanding the field of applied behavior analysis. If behavior analysts engage in actions that seclude the field from differing perspectives, they may inadvertently cause damage to the lives of those served by the field as well as the growth of the field itself. Behavior analysts must actively choose to conduct themselves in a manner that encourages humility, respect, and inquiry as it relates to supervision and collaboration. In conjunction with this position, behavior analysts must learn to, and actively practice, set and model professional boundaries, to avoid burnout risk, poor supervision, and diminished quality of service.
Learning Objectives: 1) State two actions that can be taken within 24 hours that will move participants towards balance as a behavior analyst; 2) Describe three characteristics of a Balanced BCBA; 3) Describe and demonstrate how to provide feedback in a constructive manner to those outside of the ABA field; 4) Identify one way in which to evaluate their effectiveness as a supervisor; 5) Identify one method in which to seek mentorship from a positive role model in the field of ABA; and 6) State two benefits of collaborating with professionals in other fields.
Activities: The format will combine lecture and discussion, a values exercise, small group breakout, and large group discussion
Audience: BCBAs, BCaBAs, BCBA-Ds
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Collaboration, Self-Care, Supervision, Values-based Supervision



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