What is the best way to train capable, well-rounded behavior analysts? What is the best way to spend time with supervisees and how will we know they are ready to practice independently? Supervising for competence is different than simply assuming that hours spent in fieldwork will result in a capable behaviour analyst; it also constitutes a huge conceptual leap for supervisors and supervisees who may only be familiar with hours-based systems.
Borrowing from experience in safety-critical industries like aviation, maritime, and healthcare, this presentation will review the concepts and methods necessary to work successfully in any competence-based system. This information is helpful not only for training future behaviour analysts but will also improve understanding of the characteristics and contingencies unique to technical and nontechnical skills and, therefore, how best to provide feedback, training, and assessment for these skills.
1) Understand the conceptual differences between traditional hours-based training and competence-based training
2) Understand the unique characteristics and contingencies related to knowledge, technical skills, and nontechnical skills
3) Understand the impact of these characteristics on the best ways to train and assess both nontechnical and technical skills