Rob Holdsambeck- Challenges of Supervision: lazy rats, shopping math, and the internet


1.0 Supervision CE

About the presentation:

After a time, many clinicians are asked to move from providing direct services into a role of providing supervision to others. This can present some unique challenges. Behavioral scientists preach that data is are critical to managing effective programs. One of the key challenges for supervisors is getting real data. Lazy rats, shopping math, and the internet are all stories that show how this search for insight can go wrong. In this talk, Dr. Holdsambeck will use some of the lessons he learned from his early graduate training in behavioral science, through working with couples as a psychologist in private practice, to his current role running an agency and working with others at the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

Upon Completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify two examples where using charts alone to supervise can lead to problems.
  • Describe three ways that Chaos theory helps us understand the challenges to making predictions in the treatment of children with autism.
  • Identify the first two steps to successful interventions with families.