Supervision Pt. 1 - Introduction to ABA Supervision

Supervision Pt. 1 - Introduction to ABA Supervision 

This course is the first of a 4-part series designed to prepare behavior analysts to supervise staff. This course provides an introduction to supervision, the purpose of supervision, activities related to supervision, and the requirements of supervision set forth by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® (BACB®). 


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet Supervision CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-IABAS
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Define the purposes of supervision within the context of providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) based intervention.
Distinguish the types of tasks common among different types of ABA professionals.
Identify strategies for being a good mentor.
Describe supervision activities appropriate to different types of ABA professionals.
Describe different aspects of supervision as it relates to the various roles of ABA practitioners


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Purpose of Supervision

Providing the Best Outcomes

What Is Supervision?


Coffee with Kay

Why Supervision?

Features of Supervision

Features of Supervision at Work

Meet Laurel

Meet Soledad

Starting the Supervisory Relationship



Section 3: Different Types of ABA Supervisors

Different Types of ABA Professionals

BACB Credentials

BCBA Trainees

Soledad’s Supervision 


Patricia’s Review

Kay and Stephen Debrief


Meet Denise

Understanding Differences in Tasks Among Roles

A Mentor and a Sounding Board

Patricia and Denise

Being a Good Mentor



Section 4: Supervision and the BACB

Keeping It All Straight

Educational Requirements

Supervision Requirements

Supervision for Registered Behavior Technicians

Supervision for Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts

Supervision for Board Certified Behavior Analyst Trainees



Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributors




Instructor: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Hanna C. Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Hanna C. Rue is Head of Clinical Development for Autism Spectrum Therapies. She oversees clinical standards and assists in the design and implementation of numerous research projects and staff training protocols.  Dr. Rue is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of North Dakota and completed her pre-doctoral training at May Institute. Prior to joining AST she played a leadership role at the National Autism Center and also served as a clinical director for the May Institute's largest special education school. Dr. Rue also served as Chairperson on the National Standards Project, phase 2. Her current research interests include identification of evidence-based practice for treatment of ASD, investigation of behavior reduction procedures, and skill acquisition procedures.


Disclosure: Hanna C. Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Behavioral Analyst; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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