Live Webinar Featuring Dr. Thomas Zane, Director of the Online ABA Programs, University of Kansas

Presented through the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. Helping those who help others, one live webinar at a time.

Thomas Zane, PhD, BCBA-D presents:

"The Ethics of Supervision: Being Responsible for the Shaping of Future Behavior Analysts"

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm Eastern

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Abstract: Applied behavior analysis has shown its worth in the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities, as well in other areas of human endeavor. A competent behavior analyst must certainly understand the academic and conceptual foundations and principles of our field, but also must be able to competently implement behavior analytic practices. Although academic preparation may have some indirect influence on competent practice, it is the role of supervision that fundamentally and most directly impacts the shaping of good quality behavioral practice. This webinar will explore the importance of behavioral supervision at the individual, field, and conceptual level, as well as provide examples of both good and poor supervisory practices. The impact of supervision on the future of applied behavior analysis will be explored, starting with the hypothesis that if our field is to survive and maintain its current strong and positive reputation in society, the quality of behavioral supervision being provided to behaviorists-in-training must be ethical, based on research findings, and a high quality of competence.

Learning Objectives: After attending this event, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of good behavioral supervision at the individual, field, and conceptual level;
  • Describe the components of quality supervision;
  • Provide examples of both good and poor supervisory practices;
  • Provide at least 5 specific strategies that supervisors can implement to increase the chances of providing quality behavioral supervision.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Thomas Zane is the Director of the Online Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at the University of Kansas. He was formerly a Professor of Education and Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Online Program at the Institute for Behavioral Studies, Van Loan School at Endicott College. Dr. Zane earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in psychology at Western Michigan University and his doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at West Virginia University. He has served as a Post-Doctorate Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts, Professor at Mount Holyoke College, and Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry. He is a licensed psychologist in New York and Massachusetts. Dr. Zane has published in various journals and books, presented at regional, national, and international conferences, and been an invited lecturer in Ireland and the Republic of China. His research interests include teacher training, staff development, and evidenced-based practice in autism.

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series of webinars are presented by Board of Directors, Trustees, Advisors, Senior Fellows of the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series is the result of a collaboration between The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) and The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc (ABAC) designed to make behavioral health education accessible to the global community of professionals working to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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Continuing Education:

Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II CEUs

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Starts:Aug 9th, 2017
Ends:Aug 9th, 2017


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