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Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysts

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Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysts

SKU# 9780826139122

A Handbook

Author: Ellie Kazemi PhD, BCBA-D, Brian Rice MA, BCBA, Peter Adzhyan PsyD, LEP, BCBA-D

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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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 18, 2018
  • Page Count 282
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826139122
  • EISBN 9780826139139

Table of Contents 





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


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


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

Editorial Review(s) 

"“The authors have created a truly valuable resource for those beginning their journey towards a credential as a behavior analyst. Supervision will be most effective when both the supervisor and the supervisee are well-prepared for the experience. This book is full of practical suggestions and activities that help a supervisee take full advantage of his or her opportunities.”"

-- Linda A. LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist