Ethics & Supervision: Discussing Section 4.0 Responsibility to Supervisees and Trainees

By: Dr. Bridget Taylor, PsyD, BCBA-D
Ethics & Supervision: Discussing Section 4.0 Responsibility to Supervisees and Trainees

About this Webinar

Dr. Bridget Taylor hosts Dr. Tyra Sellers to discuss the standards in Section 4.0 Responsibility to Supervisees and Trainees and some practical recommendations to support ethical supervisory practices and keep ethics at the forefront of what supervisors cover in their supervision curriculum.

This webinar is eligible for 1 Ethics CE.

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Our Next Guest: A Conversation with Drs. Bridget Taylor & Tyra Sellers

Supervising others is a necessary component of most Board Certified Behavior Analysts’® (BCBA®) practices. Many certified individuals have not received explicit training to develop the repertoires needed to provide high-quality supervision. The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (2020) outlines the expectations for BCBAs supervising anyone implementing behavior analytic services for which the BCBA is responsible.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Participants will be able to identify the general expectations for supervisors from the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (2020).
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least 2 strategies for engaging in high-quality supervision that meet the requirements of the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (2020).
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least 2 strategies for incorporating ethics into supervision content.

About the Guest Speaker

Dr. Tyra Sellers, owner of TP Sellers, LLC and author of Training Performance Success

Dr. Tyra Sellers, JD, Ph.D, BCBA-D

Owner of TP Sellers, LLC

Dr. Sellers 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, a Ph.D. from Utah State University, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®. Her professional and research interests focus on professional ethics, training and supervision, assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, and variability. Dr. Sellers has over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals with disabilities in a wide variety of settings. She has held positions as an Assistant Professor at Utah State University and as the Director of Ethics at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. She has published several journal articles, four co-authored book chapters, co-authored the book titled Building and Sustaining Meaningful and Effective Relationships As A Supervisor and Mentor and the workbook titled pair titled The New Supervisor Workbook and The Consulting Supervisor’s Workbook. She currently serves on the editorial boards for several journals.

About the Author

Bridget A. Taylor Headshot

Executive Director at Alpine Learning Group and Senior Clinical Advisor at Rethink

Dr. Bridget A. Taylor is co-founder and CEO of Alpine Learning Group and is Senior Clinical Advisor for Rethink. Dr. Taylor has specialized in the education of children with Autism for over 30 years. She holds a Doctor of Psychology from Rutgers University and received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Columbia University. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Psychologist. She is past president of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and past Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She currently serves on several editorial boards and the Autism Advisory Group for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

Active in the Autism research community, Dr. Taylor has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, on innovative practices to improve the lives of individuals with autism. Dr. Taylor was recently recognized by the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International for her outstanding contributions and was given ABAI’s Fellow designation.

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