On being a banded mongoose: Elevating supervisory practices for the next generation of behavior analysts

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About the presentation: 
The way in which supervision is delivered and experienced in our profession can influence the quality of services behavior analysts provide, funding, and the impression of our sciences to the general public.  This influence is particularly evident for the supervisory experience that occurs prior to an individual becoming professionally certified, though it is relevant for any supervisory relationship. The supervision experience should be considered one that is far-reaching—above and beyond simply meeting a necessary requirement. Behavior analysts should honor the gravity of the role of a supervisor and take direct responsibility for ensuring supervision is of the highest quality. In the past 7-8 years, we have made great strides in defining and further conceptualizing the role of a supervisor. However, especially when compared to other professions, our literature base on supervision is still quite new and our ideas still evolving.  In this presentation, I will review pertinent literature on behavior analytic supervision and its implications. Then, I will provide recommended supervision practices to help elevate your supervision to the next level

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to list at least 3 recommended supervision practices
  • Participants will be able to describe 1 category of supervision research
  • Participants will be able to list at least 2 areas that quality of supervision can impact

About the Presenter

Amber Valentino

Dr. Valentino is the Chief Clinical Officer for Trumpet Behavior Health where she develops workplace culture initiatives, supports clinical services, leads all research and training activities, and builds clinical standards. Her primary clinical and research interests span a variety of topics including verbal behavior, ways to connect the research to practice gap, professional ethics, and…
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