Sharing the Craft: A BCBA Apprenticeship Story

Increased standards for supervision are needed for the betterment of the field.  However, it is a challenge for organizations to meet these standards.  Throughout the ages, experts in all trades have passed along their wisdom through apprenticeship opportunities. An apprenticeship model to mentor, educate, and train students on the science of human behavior will be discussed, including a summary of the model, typical supervision activities, and meeting schedules.  



The Role of Mentoring in Career Blazing in Behavior Analysis

Each professional is a product of their history and their current environment.  By conducting an analysis of your professional and personal influences, you can prepare yourself to identify your unique strengths and your remaining professional development needs.  This talk presents a series of questions that may assist women in behavior analysis in reflecting on their core influences and preparing to actively create the opportunities for new core influences.  Strategies are provided for identifying a mentor, charting your professional development path and purposefully advancing your career while maintaining happiness in both career and personal life. 


Identifying and Mastering Pivotal Leadership Skills

Everyone wants to be a leader, but no one is born a leader. A leader is someone who has followers (Daniels, 2005) because they behave in a way that inspires others to follow. Those behaviors can be analyzed into pivotal skills (i.e., skills that impact multiple repertoires) and singular skills (i.e., the skill is useful but does not necessarily produce change in other behavior). The members of this panel will discuss the pivotal skills for great leadership and the repertoires that are directly or indirectly impacted by those pivotal skills. They will also discuss strategies for mastering pivotal leadership skills throughout the span of a career.


All Things Supervision with Panel Discussion

Effective supervision is critical to the provision of quality behavioral services, the professional development of the supervisee, the continued growth of the supervisor, and the overall good of our field and best practices. In this workshop, Linda LeBlanc will summarize five recommended practices for individual supervision. She will also detail strategies and resources and will cover the unique role of group supervision in higher-order, clinical decision-making skills development. Immediately after, a panel of experts in the area of supervision will discuss the joys, challenges, and responsibilities of mentoring junior colleagues and each panelist will discuss effective supervision for, and cautions about, the most common problems that arise in supervisory relationships.


BCHOE 2016 Annual Report Q&A Session

The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence has released their annual report summarizing trends in ABA clinical practice. Visit to read the report. Join Dr. Jon Bailey and Sara Litvak as they review the results and answers your questions.


Steps to Becoming a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Interested in pursuing the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Distinction? Join us for a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of becoming a BHCOE, including what to expect, and the timeline for certification. After the webinar, participants will be able to identify quality indicators in behavior analysis, understand the BHCOE model of quality assurance practices, and use the principles of behavior analysis to establish systems that promote quality services.


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