Behavior Analytic Supervision and Training: What it is, What it isn’t, and How to do it

In addition to our client-facing work, behavior analysts are tasked with training and supervising others in the implementation of behavior analytic programming, including, but not limited to, individuals already credentialed by the BACB® (i.e., BCaBAs and RBTs) as well as those pursuing BACB® certification (i.e., trainees accruing fieldwork hours). The BACB® has increasingly emphasized the importance of supervision and training, such as through specific professional development requirements of supervisors and, most recently, by requiring dedicated course content in supervision and training for future BACB® certificants. In this workshop, participants will learn how to assess performance deficits, design behavior-analytic training programs, and supervise in accordance with our ethical guidelines and recent research on best practices. Additionally, participants will learn how to self-assess their competence as a supervisor and their capacity to provide supervision in accordance with relevant regulatory guidelines. This training program is based on the BACB® Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline (2.0) but is offered independent of the BACB®.

After attending this event, participants should be able to:

1.       The supervisor should be able to state the purpose of supervision to the supervisee
or trainee.

2.       The supervisor should be able to describe the strategies and potential outcomes of ineffective supervision.

3.       The supervisor should be able to prepare for the supervisory relationship with the supervisee or trainee.

4.       The supervisor should be able to establish a plan for structured supervision content and evaluation of competence for supervisees and trainees.

5.       The supervisor should be able to create committed and positive relationships with supervisees or trainees.

6.       The supervisor should be able to use behavioral skills training to improve supervisee or trainee performance.

7.       The supervisor should be able to comply with relevant BACB fieldwork requirements when supervising a trainee pursuing BCBA or BCaBA certification.

8.       The supervisor should be able to evaluate the effectiveness of supervision of the trainee.

9.       The supervisor should be able to incorporate ethics and professional development into supervision of trainees.

March 30, 2020

9:00 am - 5:30 pm


UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago
7550 W 183rd Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: 708.863.3803



9.5 BCBA CEUs (8.5 supervision and 1 ethics CEU) available

Registration begins at 8:30 am  

There will be a thirty minute break for lunch which will be provided

For more information contact Kenya at 708.222.4609

Refunds cannot be provided for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice


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Continuing Education Workshop

BCBA Credits

@ $125.00 ea.

Jennifer Klapatch Totsch, PhD BCBA-D


Dr. Klapatch Totsch has worked as a behavior analyst since 2005 in a variety of clinical and educational placements, including foster care, public schools, residential centers, and private practice. Her professional practice focuses on systems level consultation and support and the design and implementation of pragmatic behavioral interventions to create longstanding, socially significant changes. She is currently an Assistant Professor and the Founding Program Director for the graduate Applied Behavior Analysis programs at National Louis University. Prior to joining NLU, Jennifer served as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Applied Professional Practice at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago Campus); there, she focused her efforts on improving instructional design and measurement methods in the classroom and designing a competency-based practitioner training program.