Components of Effective, Evidence-Based Supervisory Practices
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 3:00pm – 5:30pm EST (12:00pm – 2:30pm PST)
This training will review the knowledge and skills needed for the effective supervision of individuals who are pursuing BACB certification. Based on the BACB’s current standards for supervision, professionals who supervise Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT), or individuals pursuing BCBA or BCaBA credentialing, must complete 3 hours of continuing education regarding the provision of effective supervision during every re-certification cycle. Through this training, participants will have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate understanding of: the purpose of supervision, important features of supervision, the format and relevance of behavioral skills training, the proper way to deliver performance feedback, and approaches for evaluating the effects of supervision. This training program is based on the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline but is offered independent of the BACB.
Jennifer Yakos, MA, BCBA
Jennifer Yakos, MA, BCBA is a senior clinical supervisor/trainer for the Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT). Ms. Yakos has worked in the field of ABA since 1995, when she started as a 1:1 therapist working directly with individuals on the autism spectrum. She earned her MA in psychology with an emphasis in behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2004. Her work has involved designing and overseeing ABA intervention programs as a senior clinical supervisor stateside and abroad, and training and overseeing clinical and supervisory staff. She has been involved in curriculum and training development for several years, including the development of SKILLS, eLearning trainings for RBTs, parents, and professionals, as well as developing and presenting continuing education coursework for BCBA certification. Some of her areas of expertise include teaching functional communication skills to non-vocal learners, as well as teaching advanced social and cognitive concepts in order to facilitate social success.