In order to become certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, an individual must complete specified coursework as well as an applied practicum that is supervised by someone who currently holds a BCBA or BCBA-D. In order to become a supervisor for individuals pursuing their BCBA, effective January 2014, supervisors must a) possess current BACB certification and b) complete coursework to become a mentor approved by the BACB.
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.
The Self Management Planner was created by Dr. Daniel B. Sundberg as a solution for college students who were overwhelmed with their packed schedules and never-ending task lists.
This planner ultilizes behavior analytic strategies to help busy students manage their time. Since its creation, it has been used for college courses and by individual students, behavior analysts, parents, lawyers and other busy professionals alike.
The most popular use for the Self Management Planner among behavior analysts is for tracking BCBA supervision hours as well as tracking billable hours at work. For a guide on attaining your BCBA certification faster, see Overcoming 3 Barriers to Earning your BCBA.