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

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Workshop #W89
CE Offered: BACB — 
OASIS-S: A Tool to Help Supervisors Meet the Ethical Obligations of Effective Supervision
Friday, May 22, 2020
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Linda S. Heitzman-Powell, Ph.D.
KATRINA OSTMEYER-KOUNTZMAN (Behavioral Technologies Consulting Organization; Beyond the Individual, LLC), LINDA S. HEITZMAN-POWELL (The University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: Effective behavior analytic supervision practices are of concern. In 2011 the BACB® developed a Supervision Task Force (BACB newsletter, 2011). This task force is focused on establishing “(a) more clearly defined approved experience activities, (b) supervisor qualification, and (c) guidelines for the format of supervision” (BACB® newsletter, Sept. 2011, p.1). The behavior analytic field acknowledges areas of deficiencies and the need for more tools and research in the practice of supervision and training of behavior analyst students (LeBlanc & Luiselli, 2016). The Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills – Supervision (OASIS-S) was developed to provide a modular curriculum specifically for distance-based supervision. Initial data show positive outcomes with trainee increases in knowledge, skill application, and higher passing rates on certification examinations (Heitzman-Powell et al., 2013). OASIS-S incorporates the current supervision requirements outlined by the BACB while making the program easy to use via integration into a comprehensive learning management system that includes modular curriculum, video integration, and paperwork management. This workshop will outline the ethical considerations for providing an effective, evidence-based supervision experience, barriers and solutions, and provide an overview of OASIS-S to provide an effective, evidence-based supervision experience using didactic instruction, guided practice, and group discussion.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: 1). Accurately answer questions about supervision ethical and practice guidelines set forth by the BACB as evidenced delivered via a post-workshop post-test, 2). List at least three barriers and solutions to providing effective, evidence-based supervision for BCBA candidates, and 3). Define and describe the components of OASIS-S and how they address barriers to effective, evidence-based supervision, 4). Show the ability to navigate the OASIS-S system with provided support prompts.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through lecture integrated with active student responding and discussion to outline BACB supervision practices, identify barriers and solutions to effective supervision, and describe the research conducted to develop and support the use of OASIS-S. Guided practice will be utilized to teach participants to navigate OASIS-S including the use of supervisee and supervisor views of the system. Finally, a pre and post-test assessment will be utilized to support success of learning objectives.
Audience: The target audience for this workshop is behavior analysts providing supervision to individuals pursuing the BCaBA, BCBA, or BCBA-D credentials.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Advanced
Keyword(s): Competency-Based Training, Programmed Instruction, Supervision Ethics



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