All Things Supervision with Panel Discussion

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October 26, 2017 | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM EST

PART 1 Recommended Practices in Individual and Group Supervision of Aspiring Behavior Analysts

1:00-2:30 PM EST
1.5 Supervision CEUs
Linda A. LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D, LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting

Abstract: Practicing behavior analysts and behavior analysts in academic settings often provide supervision for young professionals who are pursuing certification as a behavior analyst. Effective supervision is critical to the quality of ongoing behavioral services, the professional development of the supervisee, the continued growth of the supervisor, and the overall development of our field and its’ practice. This workshop summarizes five overarching recommended practices for individual supervision with detailed strategies and resources for structuring the supervisory experience. In addition, the workshop reviews the unique role of group supervision in targeting professional repertoires and higher-order clinical decision-making skills.

CEU Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to list the 5 recommended practices for supervision
  2. Attendees will be able to describe positive strategies for managing supervisee performance
  3. Attendees will be able to identify behaviors that contribute to a positive long-term supervisory and mentoring relationship
  4. Attendees will be able to identify at least 2 benefits of group supervision

PART 2 Making Supervision Effective and Enjoyable: A Discussion with a Panel of Experts

2:30-4:00 PM EST
1.5 Supervision CEUs

Linda A. LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D (Chair), LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting
Shahla Ala’I- Rosales, PhD, BCBA-D, University of North Texas
Janet B. Lund, PhD, BCBA-D, DataFinch Technologies
Heather M. McGee, PhD, Western Michigan University
Tyra P. Sellers, PhD, BCBA-D, Utah State University

Abstract: Effective supervision is critical to the quality of ongoing behavioral services, the professional development of the supervisee, the continued growth of the supervisor, and the overall development of our field and its’ practice. A panel of experts in the area of supervision will discuss the joys, challenges, and responsibilities involved in mentoring junior colleagues. Each panelist will describe strategies for effective supervision along with cautions about the most common problems that arise in supervisory relationships.

CEU Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to identify at least two responsibilities of the supervising behavior analyst
  2. Attendees will be able to identify the possible functions of barriers that develop in supervisory relationships
  3. Attendees will be able to identify at least two strategies for making their supervisory activities more effective

Presenter Bio: Linda LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D

Linda is a Licensed Psychologist is the President of LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting. She previously served as a professor at Claremont MeKenna College, Western Michigan University and Auburn University and as the Executive Director of Trumpet Behavioral Health. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters on topics such as behavioral treatment of autism, technology-based behavioral interventions, behavioral gerontology, and systems development in human services. Dr. LeBlanc is an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children. She has previously served as an Associate Editor for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association Nathan H. Azrin Award for Distinguished Contribution in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Presenter Bio: Janet Lund, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Janet Lund received her PhD from Florida State University in 1999. She is a Founder and Chief Production Officer of DataFinch Technologies. Dr. Lund also spends time in clinical practice as the Director of Autism Services at Integrated Behavioral Solutions. Dr. Lund is a BCBA-D and past president of the Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis. She also works in the field of Organizational Behavior Management with Aubrey Daniels International where she utilizes the science of Applied Behavior Analysis to consult with organizations to improve staff performance. Dr. Lund lives in Atlanta with her husband Dr. Coby Lund and their two children.

Presenter Bio: Tyra Sellers, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Tyra Sellers received her Ph.D. in Disabilities Discipline - Applied Behavior Analysis from Utah State University in 2011 and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University and the director of the Utah Behavior Support Clinic (UBSC).  Through the UBSC, she and her team provide assessment and intervention services for individuals with severe problem behavior at the university-based clinic, as well as in homes and schools across the state.  She earned a B.A. in Philosophy and M.A. in Special Education from San Francisco State University, and J.D. from the University of San Francisco.  Dr. Sellers has over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals with disabilities, spanning from EIBI through adult services.  Her research interests include behavior variability, choice, functional analyses, and behavioral interventions.  She is an active member of UtABA and an approved provider for the Utah Professional Development Network (UPDN).

Presenter Bio: Shahla Alai-Rosales, PhD, BCBA-D

Shahla Alai-Rosales received her B.S. from Southern Illinois University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas, the acting director of Behavior Analysis Online (BAO), and director of the North Texas Autism Project (NTAP). NTAP is a service, training and research program working in cooperation with several global partners, with applied anthropologists, and with Easter Seals North Texas. Shahla teaches classes on ethics, autism intervention, parent training, applied research methods, and behavior change techniques. Shahla served on the governing board of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and as a subject matter expert on supervision and on ethics. She has published and presented research on ethics in early intervention, play and social skills, change agent training, conditioned reinforcement, and evidence-based practice. She was awarded an Onassis Foundation Fellowship for her work with families and was also the recipient of the “Fessor Grahm” award, UNT’s most cherished teaching award. She is currently collaborating on a book that explores the role of love and science in autism interventions.

Presenter Bio: Heather McGee, PhD

Heather M. McGee is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Co-Chair of the Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management graduate programs at Western Michigan University (WMU). She received her B.S. (1998), M.A. (2003), and Ph.D. (2004) from WMU. Dr. McGee is also co-founder of Performance Blueprints, a performance improvement consulting firm specializing in helping small businesses, non-profits & human service settings by providing a variety of consulting and training services. Dr. McGee has designed, developed and implemented organizational performance solutions in a variety of industries and settings, including autism service providers, the pharmaceutical industry, education, and health and human services. These solutions have included performance-based instruction, performance management, behavioral systems changes, and lean sigma initiatives. Additionally, Dr. McGee is the former Executive Director of the Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Network and serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM) and on the editorial board for Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice.

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This workshop will be streamed live online. Attend the workshop from the comforts of your personal computer.

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