Supervision practices have become an ethical pain point for behavior analysis over the past several years, with issues of supervision being one of the most reported and founded ethical violations according to the BACB. Given that the field is growing at exponential rates, the need for quality supervision has never been more apparent. In this discussion, Dr. Shane T. Spiker will discuss how we can use instructional design methods to build supervision practices that are not only quality, but ethical in their application. Instructional design is one of the most powerful design tools at a behavior analyst's disposal though it is rarely attended to in an intentional way. Through the use of instructional design methods, behavior analytic supervisors can effectively reduce ethical dilemmas by creating quality supervision programs.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define and describe instructional design methods as they related to behavioral outcomes
  2. Identify common ethical violations that occur within supervision practices
  3. Design elements of supervision practices using instructional design methods
  4. Develop preventative practices that reduce supervision related ethical dilemmas

About the Presenter

Shane Spiker
Shane T. Spiker is a BCBA in Ormond Beach, Florida. Shane received his MS of Psychology in 2012 and his second MS in applied Psychology in 2016. In May 2019, he graduated with his PhD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration on instructional design. He has been providing services in the field of ABA since 2010, with the majority of his experience with autistic learners and other disabilities. Shane specializes working with teens and adults with dangerous problem behavior, sexual behavior, and medically complex individuals in the home and community based setting. Primarily, Shane serves as the Clinical Training and Safety Director at PBS, Corp. Shane previously served as the Vice President of the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG through ABAI. He has written and published several articles related to behavior analysis and practice. Additionally, he serves as a co-instructor at Florida Institute of Technology, Arizona State University and Regis College, where he teaches graduate level coursework. He enjoys reading and appreciates a really good cup of coffee.

Course information

  • Title: Instructional Design to Develop Ethical Supervision Practices
  • Presenter: Shane Spiker PhD, BCBA, IBA, LBA
  • Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes
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