Developing a Positive Approach to Supervising and Mentoring


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This presentation focuses on approaching supervision and mentoring in a positive and proactive way. Thinking about supervisory in the context of a relationship creates more influential professional interactions that benefit both the supervisor and supervisee. The supervisory relationship should be predicated on clear expectations, effective communication, and positive contingencies. It is important to acknowledge that our past experiences influence our current supervisory relationships. Supervisors can learn to construct their own positive and purposeful approach to supervising and mentoring others. This presentation includes recommended strategies for developing relationships, reflections activities, and activities that can be used with the supervisee.

About the Presenters

Linda A. LeBlanc Ph.D., BCBA-D

Linda A. LeBlanc Ph.D., BCBA-D, President, LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting

Linda A. LeBlanc is currently the President and owner of a consulting company. She received a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University in 1996, specializing in child psychology. Her areas of expertise include autism, developmental disabilities, early intervention, functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior, behavioral gerontology, teacher and parent training, and organizational behavior management. She has published more than 100 research articles and chapters, served as Associate Editor for The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, the Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and Education and Treatment of Children. Linda was the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavior Analysis Award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. She is currently a Senior Editor for Education and Treatment of Children.

Tyra P. Sellers, JD, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Tyra P. Sellers, JD, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Director of Ethics, Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Tyra P. Sellers, JD, PhD, BCBA-D is the Director of Ethics at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy and M.A. in Special Education from San Francisco State University, a J.D. from the University of San Francisco and a Ph.D. from Utah State University. Her professional and research interests focus on professional ethics, training and supervision, assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, variability, and verbal behavior. Dr. Sellers has over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals with disabilities in a wide variety of settings. She currently serves on the editorial board for three journals.

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