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Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysts: A Handbook

by Ellie Kazemi, Brian Rice and Peter Adzhyan Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
12/2018
ISBN:
9780826139122
Format:
Pbk 282 pages
Price:
AU$99.00 NZ$103.48
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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Instructors
& Academics:
This long-awaited resource is the first to focus specifically on orienting and guiding trainees in the field of behavior analysis through the practicum and supervised experience. Clear and succinct, it provides comprehensive information on the competencies as required by the Fifth Edition the BACB Task List. Going beyond the basic nuts and bolts of skill and knowledge requirements, the text prepares students for the day-to-day realities of the supervised practicum experience. It describes the process of locating a site, finding and working with supervisors and peers, and adhering to professional and ethical guidelines. Including seasoned advice on concluding the practicum, getting ready for the board exam, and developing a professional portfolio, this unique resource prepares behavior analyst trainees for employment and beyond.


 


Real-life examples and case scenarios help students gain an in-depth understanding of requisite competencies. Abundant performance monitoring checklists and sample forms'conveniently downloadable'further reinforce knowledge. This book is also a useful resource for practicing behavior analysts guiding trainees under their supervision.


 


Key Features:


 



  • Delivers concise, structured guidance for students in behavior analysis training programs

  • Provides practical tips on giving and receiving feedback as well as time management and communication skills

  • Focuses on the development of competencies and encompasses the BACB-« Task List

  • Covers the full range of practicum experience, from orientation to skill development to post-certification employment

  • Includes abundant checklists and forms, available for download

  • Illustrated with practical examples and case scenarios

  • Includes free ebook with purchase of print book

Contents


Preface


Acknowledgements


SECTION I. INTRODUCTION TO SUPERVISION


1. Preparing for Practica


2. Choosing the Type of Fieldwork you want


3. Selecting a Supervisor


4. Applying, Interviewing, and Securing Fieldwork


5. Formalizing Supervision and Record Keeping


SECTION II. BECOMING A COMPETENT SUPERVISEE


6. Gaining the Most from Your Supervision Experience


7. Putting Time and Effort in Increasing your Pivotal Skills


8. Knowing what to expect from Individual vs. Group Supervision Meetings


SECTION III. EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING COMPETENCE THROUGH SUPERVISION


9. Evidence- and Competency-based Supervision


Competency 1. Adhere to legal, professional, and ethical guidelines


Competency 2. Develop and use behavior measurement methods and record and analyze data


Competency 3. Conduct behavior assessments (e.g., Functional Behavior Assessment, Preference Assessment, Reinforcer Assessment)


Competency 4. Evaluate and develop evidence-based intervention plans


Competency 5. Design and implement skill acquisition procedures based on initial assessment (e.g., design a language acquisition program based on VB-MAPP results)


Competency 6. Design and implement behavior reduction procedures


Competency 7. Program and probe for generalization and maintenance


Competency 8. Conduct experimental evaluations and ongoing assessment of interventions


Competency 9. Train another individual to conduct a procedure


Competency 10. Represent and disseminate the field of behavior analysis


10. Pulling it all Together

Ellie Kazemi, Brian Rice and Peter Adzhyan.