About the Authors

Section 1: Approach to Supervising and Mentoring  

1. An Introduction to Supervision and Mentoring as Relationships 

Definitions and Roles  

Evolving Relationships  

       Activity 1: Identifying Your Supervisory Relationships  

       Activity 2: Current and Past Roles  

2. Starting Strong in a Collaborative Supervisory Relationship  

Strategies for Starting Strong  

       Activity: Exploring Collaboration Topics  

       Appendix: How to Talk About Feedback  

3. Understanding Past and Current Supervisory and Mentored Relationships 

Reflection and Values Determination  

The Mentor Tree Activity  

Examples from the Authors  

Planning for Continued Development  


       Activity 1: The Mentor Tree  

       Activity 2: Planning for Continued Development  

4. The Impact of Culture on Supervisory Relationships 

Collaboration as a Supervisory Strategy  

Behavior Analysis and Culture  

Opportunities for Learning   

Pathways to Cultural Responsiveness  

       Activity 1: Cultural Awareness Interviews  

       Activity 2: Exploring Your Place of Privilege  

       Activity 3: Exploring Your Perspective  

       Activity 4: Community of Practice Assessment  

       Activity 5: Cultural Satisfaction Survey for Employees and Supervisees  

Section 2: Teaching Meaningful Repertoires 

5. Using a Competency-Based Approach to Supervision  

Considerations for a Competency-Based Curriculum  

Determining Scope of Content and Skills  

Addressing Ethics  

Job Models and Curriculum  

Determining Mastery Criteria  

Considerations for Assessing Performance  

On-Going Assessments  

Considerations for Teaching Content  

       Appendix A: Tracking Competencies  

       Appendix B: Examples for Assessing Competency  

       Appendix C: Script for Explaining Feedback and Responding to Feedback  

6. The Benefits of Learning from Experts and Self-Managing Development 

Considerations for Identifying an Expert 

Considerations for Teaching Effective Observing  

Considerations for Teaching Effective Self-Observation and Reflection  

Teaching Self-Management for Long-Term Success  

Considering Communities of Practice as Long-Term Supports 

       Appendix A: Observational Learning Self-Checklist  

       Appendix B: Self-Management Planning  

7. Structured Problem Solving Skills  

Definitions: Problems and Problem-Solving   

A Structured Approach to Problem-Solving   

Problem Solving in the Supervisory Process 

       Appendix A: Problem Solving Worksheet  

       Appendix B: Assessing Common Difficulties with Problem

8. Organizational and Time Management Skills  

OTM Skills  

       Appendix A: Sample Task Plan for Completing an Assessment Report  

       Appendix B: Agenda for Initial Supervision Session  

       Appendix C: Sample Agenda for Client Session  

       Appendix D: Assessing Organization and Time Management Issues   

9. Interpersonal and Therapeutic Relationship Skills  

Core Interpersonal Skills  

Communication Skills  

Noticing and Self-Reflection Skills  

Perspective-Taking Skills  

Compromising and Harmonizing Skills  


Applying the Core Skills in Different Contexts  

Peer Workplace Relationships   

Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration  

Therapeutic Relationships with Clients and Families  

       Appendix A: Therapeutic Relationship Self-Evaluation  

       Appendix B: Assessing Difficulties with Interpersonal Skills and Therapeutic Relationships  

Section 3: Evaluating Supervision and Building Career Resilience  

10. Evaluating the Effects of Supervision 

Evaluating Effects Using Data from the Client   

Evaluating the Effects Using Data from the Supervisee  

Evaluating the Effects Using Data from Caregivers and Others  

Evaluating the Effects Using Data from the Supervisor  

     Appendix A: General “Check-In” Questions  

     Appendix B: Supervision Monitoring and Evaluation Form  

11. Identifying and Resolving Problems in the Supervisory Relationship

Detecting Issues: Looking for Smoke  

Detecting Indicators in the Supervisee’s Behavior   

Detecting Indicators of Problems in the Supervisory Relationship inYour Own Behavior  

Evaluating and Addressing Contributors to the Issue  

Supervisor Self-Evaluation  

Addressing Issues  

  Case Example —Multitasking while Supervising  

  Case Example —A Supervisor’s Harsh Feedback  

  Case Example —A Supervisee’s Immaturity  

Ending the Supervisory Relationship  


     Appendix A: Looking for Smoke: Detecting Indicators of Issues in the Supervisory Relationship  

     Appendix B: Considerations to Determine Scope and Focus of the Issue  

     Appendix C: Self-Reflection on Supervisory Practices  

     Appendix D: Self Reflection on Personal History and Biases  

12. Planning for a Sustained Career and Lifelong Growth  

Transitioning into Your Career  

Know Your Values and Reinforcers and Maintain Access to Them  

Preventing and Addressing Burnout   

Summary and Recommended Strategies for Sustained Career Engagement and Enjoyment  

     Appendix: Recommended Practices for Career Resilience and Enjoyment  

     Activity A: Identifying Your Preferred Work Activities  

     Activity B: Identifying Your Personal Reinforcers  

13. Failures and Successes Are Teachers  




Appendix I: BACB 5th Edition Task List  

Appendix II:  BACB Supervisory Training Outline .  

Appendix III: BACB 5th Edition Task List Self-Assessment  

Appendix IV: Additional Resources  

Name Index  

Subject Index  

click here to view site