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Remote Fieldwork Supervision for BCBA® Trainees - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128159149, 9780128162743

Remote Fieldwork Supervision for BCBA® Trainees

1st Edition

Authors: Lisa Britton Matthew Cicoria
Paperback ISBN: 9780128159149
eBook ISBN: 9780128162743
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th February 2019
Page Count: 180
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Remote Fieldwork Supervision for BCBA® Trainees prepares BCBAs for supervising certification candidates, providing structure, scope, and sequence for supervision, as well as tactical recommendations for providing independent fieldwork supervision in a distance context. The book helps to resolve common challenges in supervision arrangements, such as maintaining professional behavior and encouraging practitioner self-care.

The book follows the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Fifth Edition Task List, and then goes beyond the required 8-hour supervision training to teach important clinical skills, such as ACT, RFT, executive function skills, OBM, and curriculum-based measures.

Key Features

  • Outlines the systems required for the supervision process
  • Examines fundamental elements of behavior change
  • Emphasizes interpersonal skills, such as positive reinforcement
  • Covers ethical issues in remote supervision
  • Includes additional supports and resources for networking and brainstorming


BCBAs and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) who provide or want to provide supervision for board certification candidates. There are over 26,000 certificants at the Masters and Doctoral levels, and is expected to grow in the next decade

Table of Contents

Section I Are You Prepared to Supervise?
1. Introduction
2. The Logistics of Supervision

Section II A Scope and Sequence to Structure Supervision
3. Measurement, Data Display, and Interpretation
4. Concepts and Principles
5. Behavior Assessment
6. Behavior Change Procedures
7. Personnel Supervision and Management
8. Beyond the Task List

Section III Implementing Supervision Effectively
9. Supervisory Interpersonal Skills
10. Ethics in Supervision
11. Putting it All Together

A: List of Recommended Videos to Develop
B: Target Behavior Labels
C: Graphing in Excel
D: Behavior Analytic Principles Scenarios
E: Schedules of Reinforcement Scenarios
F: Motivating Operations Versus Discriminative Stimuli
G: Conditioned Motivating Operations
H: Rule Governed Behavior
I: Verbal Behavior Scenarios
J: Stimulus Equivalence Examples
K: Determining Potential Functions of Behavior
L: Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts


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About the Authors

Lisa Britton

Dr. Lisa Britton’s current interests revolve around the delivery of quality supervision for BCBA/BCaBA candidates and ethics within the field of behavior analysis. She obtained her B.S. from the University of North Dakota. She then completed her graduate training at the University of Nevada, Reno under the direction of Dr. James Carr. Upon graduating, she worked at Spectrum Center Schools and Programs for over 15 years where she focused on supporting the Senior Behavior Analysts who provided behavioral supports to students with Special Education needs in their educational environment. In 2015 Dr. Britton launched Britton Behavioral Consulting, a company designed to provide fieldwork supervision for people working to become a BCBA/BCaBA. Her primary focus is on the delivery of remote supervision for those who are unable to obtain quality supervision in their immediate community. Concurrently, Dr. Britton is an adjunct faculty for Touro University and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She teaches a variety of courses for master’s students seeking to meet the requirements to sit for the BCBA exam as well as Ph.D. students through The Chicago School. With 17 years as a BCBA, nine publications, and two decades in the field, Dr. Britton has a clear understanding of the skills necessary to be a successful behavior analyst.

Affiliations and Expertise

Britton Behavioral Consulting, Pinola, CA, USA

Matthew Cicoria

Matt Cicoria is a behavioral and educational consultant in private practice, providing services to school and community settings in New Hampshire and Vermont. Matt earned his B.A. in Psychology at the University of New Hampshire, and then his M.S. in Psychology at Auburn University under the supervision of Dr. Jim Johnston. After graduate school, Matt went to work in the field of Developmental Disabilities, with tenures at large organizations such as AdvoServ and the Institute of Professional Practice. In 2002, Matt earned his BCBA certificate, and in 2007, he started his independent consulting practice, Positive Behavioral Outcomes, LLC. As a dissemination project, Matt created The Behavioral Observations Podcast, in February of 2016. The podcast publishes long-form interviews with leading behavior analysts, in which current topics in the field are discussed in a casual format. Since its inception, the show has been downloaded over 400,000 times, and has reached audiences in over 100 countries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Behavioral Consultant, Positive Behavioral Outcomes, LLC, Newbury, NH, USA


"The professional practice of applied behavior analysis has grown exponentially, but supervised fieldwork continues to be a critical training component outside the classroom. For behavior analysts, or those in the making, Remote Fieldwork Supervision for BCBA® Trainees goes beyond what selecting a supervisor or becoming an effective mentor, it raises the bar on current task list requirements. Supervisory relationships are not forged within a vacuum, and now there is an accessible source compiling guidelines on a behavior analytic approach to supervision." --Neil Deochand, PhD. BCBA-D, Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati

"Whether you are providing or seeking in-person or remote supervision, this book is a ‘must-have’." -- Patrick McGreevy 

"Remote Fieldwork Supervision for BCBA Trainees is a fantastic resource that provides a clear scope and sequence to supervision while encouraging Behavior Skills Training (BST) to instruct, model and practice behavior analytic skills necessary for future behavior analysts.  I look forward to sharing this resource with others." --  Cristine Deaver, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA

"A much needed resource in the rapidly growing field of behavior analysis. Seasoned and newly minted BCBAs alike will benefit from using Britton and Cicoria's insightful recommendations and sound advice for providing effective and ethical supervision." --Megan Miller

"Lisa and Matt highlight the complexity of supervising that you are not necessarily taught in your coursework that is paramount to deciding if you really should be a supervisor. If you're considering an official supervisory role, please consider this book- your clients and those of your potential supervisees deserve only the best." - Ryan L. O'Donnell, MS, BCBA

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