2022/2023 Practicum Student & Supervisor Training Webinars

PRACTICUM STUDENTS

You Are About to Graduate and Become a BCBA, Now What?

APRIL 3, 2023

7:00PM – 8:00PM

Facilitator:
Julie Koudys, PhD, C.Psych., BCBA-D
Associate Professor, Brock University

Panelists:
Molly Dubuque, MA, BCBA, LBA (KY)
Vice President of Clinical Standards & Outcomes, Little Star ABA Therapy

Breanne Hartley, PhD, BCBA-D
Chief Clinical Officer, Little Star ABA Therapy

Raluca Nuta, MADS, BCBA
Behaviour Analyst and Clinical Practice Lead, Monarch House

Students face new challenges and opportunities as they wrap-up their academic careers and focus on completing their fieldwork requirements and passing the exam. Similarly, the transition from supervisee to professional presents additional challenges and opportunities. This presentation and panel will provide students with strategies to maximize success during these transitions. Tips from international experts with extensive supervision experience, and a recent graduate, will be shared.

PRACTICUM SUPERVISORS

Enhancing Opportunities for Front-Line Staff: Working Towards Sustained Engagement and Reduced Turnover

FEBRUARY 15, 2023

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Presenter:
Molly Dubuque, MA, BCBA, LBA (KY)
Vice President of Clinical Standards & Outcomes, Little Star ABA Therapy

Participants are eligible for 1 Supervision CEU.

Comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis relies on the use of a tiered-service delivery model which includes a team of highly trained clinicians necessary for the treatment of a single patient. To ensure adequate staffing and minimize service disruptions, organizations must attract, train, and retain staff. Turnover rates for Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) have been reported by some providers to be as high as 75% (Molko, 2018). Turnover at the RBT level impacts patient’s access to stability, BCBA’s training time, and financial cost related to onboarding new staff. One factor impacting retention is burnout, or exhaustion accompanied by decreased motivation.  To establish value for maintained employment, a level system was developed that clearly depicts the benefits available at various points within the RBT’s career. These levels enhance visibility of seniority, offer ongoing and targeted training, reinforce the key performance indicators of the position, and provide peer mentorship. This presentation will describe how the level system was implemented systematically across the organization with emphasis on the establishment of a peer mentorship model.