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As ACT has become a popular topic among behavior analysts, cautious spectators and opponents have raised concerns regarding scope of practice and competency of those who have not received formal supervision in this area, pre or post- certification. The influx of certified behavior analysts attempting to incorporate ACT in their clinical work without formal ongoing training and supervision begs the question, what is to stop those individuals from supervising others in this area? Others have questioned what are the exact skills that should be taught to behavior analysts to implement ACT with competency, how is competency measured, and to what extent do behavior analysts even have the right to practice in this area in the absence of a post-training residency and clear continuing education requirements. During this two-hour webinar, Adrienne Fitzer will place Jonathan Tarbox “on the spot” by having him answer these and other very tough but timely questions. The audience will have the opportunity to submit case-studies prior to the event and during the second hour, Adrienne will lead Dr. Tarbox and the audience through an interactive case discussion about ACT and supervision. While we strongly encourage you to attend live, those that can not make the live event will have 7 days to access the recording.
After attending this event participants should be able to:
1. List a minimum of 3 concerns regarding ACT and the supervision of individuals training to become certified behavior analysts.
2. List a minimum of 5 skills related to ACT that can and should be taught to all behavior analysts in training and how to measure competency.
3. List steps that current supervisors should take when faced with supervisees exploring ACT as a area of study but who attempt to integrate it into their current practice without adequate supervision.
6:30 pm: Introduction
6:35 pm: Presentation begins
8:15 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
8:30 pm: Evaluation and submit attendance codes
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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of Research at FirstSteps for Kids. Dr. Tarbox is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the editorial boards of several major scientific journals related to autism and behavior analysis. He has published four books on autism treatment, is the Series Editor of the Elsevier book series Critical Specialties in Treating Autism and Other Behavioral Challenges, and an author of well over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in scientific texts. His research focuses on behavioral interventions for teaching complex skills to individuals with autism and applications of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) to applied behavior analysis.
Adrienne Fitzer, M.A., BCBA, started working with students with autism in the Washington, D.C. area 20 years ago as an undergraduate majoring in psychology at the University of Maryland. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, she continued working in the field and attended the Learning Processes Sub-Doctoral Program in Psychology at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York. She holds a Masters Degree from Queens College in Psychology, and is currently (finally) working on her dissertation.
Ms. Fitzer has co-edited two books on ABA and Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice (2007, 2013) and Language and Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice (2009). Her research is published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and she has presented on behavior analysis at conferences and workshops.
From 2006-2013, Adrienne Fitzer provided quality applied behavior analysis services to children with autism in public schools. In 2011, Ms. Fitzer realized that she could combine her passion for teaching applied behavior analysis and working with those who care for and work with learners with autism and related disorders by focusing on parent and professional training. She opened The Applied Behavior Analysis Center (ABAC) in 2013 to achieve that professional dream. Her current interests include ethical behavior of professionals who have, or who are developing an internet presence, efficient but accurate data collection, and online consumer behavior.
Presenter Disclosure Statement
Jonathan Tarbox conducts workshops on ACT around the world and earns a fee for doing so. Dr. Tarbox earns speaker fees for presenting for ABAC and these fees will go towards his students’ scholarship fund.
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