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Providing Effective Consultative Services: A Review of Evidence-Based Supervision Practices

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BCBA, supervision, behavior analysis

The majority of BCBAs provide consultative, rather than direct, behavior analytic services. As a result, BCBAs are responsible for the development of intervention procedures and training their supervisees to acquire new skill sets. Effective training of direct staff is an ethical responsibility and is critical in that it facilitates delivery of high quality services and helps to maintain treatment integrity. Effective supervision directly benefits the supervisee and the client but can also have an impact on future BCBAs and the field of behavior analysis. This workshop will discuss the importance of effective supervision and will provide an overview of Competency Based Training, Behavior Skills Training, performance feedback, and maintenance of procedural integrity.

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of supervision
  • Identify the components of Behavior Skills Training
  • Identify types of performance feedback
  • Identify the challenges to maintaining procedural integrity and strategies to overcoming such barriers

This workshop is designed for BCBAs, BCaBAs, clinicians, and educators.

About the Speaker:

Colleen Yorlets is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) who serves as Realizing Children’s Strengths’ (RCS) Chief Clinical Specialist. She has a Master of Science in Behavior Education from Simmons University, a Master of Arts in Psychology from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College. In her role as Chief Clinical Specialist, Colleen oversees the Training Department and collaborates with clinical teams from RCS Learning Center and RCS Behavioral & Educational Consulting, to ensure implementation of clinical best practices. Colleen has also served as adjunct faculty at several area schools, teaching graduate courses in behavior analysis. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysts, Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, and Association for Behavior Analysis International. Colleen specializes in stimulus control, stimulus equivalence, and verbal behavior, presenting research on these topics at industry conferences throughout the country.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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