Advances in Improving Treatment Integrity Through Staff and Supervisor Training

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About the presentation: 

Treatment integrity is the extent to which an intervention is implemented as prescribed. Previous research has demonstrated that behavior-change agents frequently make treatment integrity errors when implementing behavioral interventions, which can influence client outcomes. This presentation will discuss some variables that may impact treatment integrity (e.g., reactivity). Additionally, this presentation will review recent research examining methods to improve supervisory practices and staff treatment integrity when implementing behavioral procedures for young children with autism spectrum disorders. Implications of these findings for future research and practice will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define treatment integrity and discuss its importance to practice in applied settings
  • Participants will be able to explain how reactivity may influence treatment integrity
  • Participants will be able to describe methods for teaching supervisory skills to target treatment integrity (e.g., provision of performance feedback) 

About the presenter:

Dr. Carroll is the director at the Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic that provides early intensive behavioral interventions to young children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is also the Associate Director of the integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD). Dr. Carroll received a Master’s degree in Behavior analysis at St. Cloud State University under the supervision of Dr. John Rapp and she received her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis from UNMC under the supervision of Drs. Tiffany Kodak and Wayne Fisher. Dr. Carroll was previously an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at West Virginia University. Her research and clinical interests include skill acquisition in children with ASD and related intellectual disabilities, verbal behavior, treatment integrity, and staff training. Dr. Carroll supervises Doctoral and Master’s level students in both clinical and research settings. Dr. Carroll serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and Behavior Modification. She is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She was also the recipient of the APA (Division 25) B.F. Skinner New Applied Researcher Award.