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Applied behavior analysis has shown its worth in the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities, as well in other areas of human endeavor. A competent behavior analyst must certainly understand the academic and conceptual foundations and principles of our field, but also must be able to competently implement behavior analytic practices. Although academic preparation may have some indirect influence on competent practice, it is the role of supervision that fundamentally and most directly impacts the shaping of good quality behavioral practice. This webinar will explore the importance of behavioral supervision at the individual, field, and conceptual level, as well as provide examples of both good and poor supervisory practices. The impact of supervision on the future of applied behavior analysis will be explored, starting with the hypothesis that if our field is to survive and maintain its current strong and positive reputation in society, the quality of behavioral supervision being provided to behaviorists-in-training must be ethical, based on research findings, and a high quality of competence.
After this workshop, attendees will be able to orally:
1. Describe the importance of good behavioral supervision at the individual, field, and conceptual level;
2. Describe the components of quality supervision;
3. Provide examples of both good and poor supervisory practices;
4. Provide at least 5 specific strategies that supervisors can implement to increase the chances of providing quality behavioral supervision
5. Describe the new regulations regarding supervision of registered behavior technicians
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- Behavior Analysts: 3 type II Supervision Hours
- Psychologists: NA
- Social Workers and Certified Counselors: NA
- Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.
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6:00 pm: Introduction
6:05 pm: Presentation begins
7:30 pm: 10 minute break
7:40 pm: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
7:50 pm: Presentation resumes
8:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
9:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes
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Dr. Thomas Zane is the Director of the Online Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at the University of Kansas. He was formerly a Professor of Education and Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Online Program at the Institute for Behavioral Studies, Van Loan School at Endicott College. Dr. Zane earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in psychology at Western Michigan University and his doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at West Virginia University. He has served as a Post-Doctorate Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts, Professor at Mount Holyoke College, and Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry. He is a licensed psychologist in New York and Massachusetts. Dr. Zane has published in various journals and books, presented at regional, national, and international conferences, and been an invited lecturer in Ireland and the Republic of China. His research interests include teacher training, staff development, and evidenced-based practice in autism.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Dr. Zane will not be selling any materials in the presentation but will recommend published articles.Dr. Zane does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. These fees are donated directly to The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (TM).
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