Cultural Humility and Responsiveness in the Supervisory Relationship

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About the presentation: 

Helping professions typically rely on a supervision model to train and oversee trainees and newly certified or licensed practitioners. Many professions receive direction from their governing bodies regarding the structure and content of required training and supervision; however, some individual receive little to no training in effective supervisory practices in graduate school. It is likely that supervisors will train and supervisor individuals who differ from them, in terms of their culture and background. Attending to cultural humility and responsiveness in the supervisory relationship may enhance the effectiveness of supervisory practices and result in a more positive experience for both parties. This talk will focus on describing cultural humility and responsiveness in the context of clinical supervision and provide some strategies and resources for supervisors.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

1.  Describe the difference between cultural competence and cultural humility
2.  Identify at least 3 resources for conducting self-evaluations
3.  Identify at least 2 strategies for engaging in culturally responsive supervision

About the presenter:

Tyra P. Sellers, JD, PhD, BCBA-D is the Director of Ethics at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy and M.A. in Special Education from San Francisco State University, a J.D. from the University of San Francisco, and a Ph.D. from Utah State University. Her professional and research interests focus on professional ethics, training and supervision, assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, variability, and verbal behavior. Dr. Sellers has over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals with disabilities in a wide variety of settings. Tyra has served as a board member in various positions, for the Utah Association of Behavior Analysis. She currently serves as an associate editor for two journals and is on the editorial board for a third.