Students have it rough. Between graduate school, collecting supervision hours, working, and general life, they have additional stressors that we have no influence over as supervisors. However, we do have autonomy and flexibility inside of the supervision experiences we create. Additionally, we know that one of the leading indicators of increased burnout among behavior analysts is a lack of supervision and support. In this talk, Dr. Shane T. Spiker will discuss how we can build strategies for burnout prevention and teach necessary self-care strategies for our future behavior analysts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify flexible components of supervisory practices within BACB guidelines
  • Participants will discuss outcomes related to burnout prevention and prolonged burnout experiences
  • Participants will individualize supervision practices to account for burnout prevention strategies

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: Supervision as a Burnout Prevention Strategy
  • Presenter: Shane Spiker PhD, BCBA, IBA, LBA
  • Date: Wednesday, August 7th
  • Time: 9:00 AM Pacific
  • Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes