Supervision impacts all facets of a practitioner’s work. Providing high quality supervision can ensure high quality clinical care, prepare aspiring behavior analysts to effectively supervise others, and contribute to the growth of our field. However, incorporating best practices into every day clinical work can be challenging. This breakout session will review best practices in supervision and provide recommendations for practitioners to incorporate them into practice. Participants will have the opportunity for open discussion and resource sharing.
About the Speaker
In 2008, Amber Valentino received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. She completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. After completion of her postdoctoral training, she remained at the Marcus Autism Center, serving as program coordinator of a community autism parent training program and as a senior psychologist in a language and learning clinic. In 2012, she transitioned to Trumpet Behavioral Health where she has held various leadership positions. She currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for Trumpet Behavior Health. In this role, she oversees clinical services, all research and training initiatives and builds clinical standards for the organization. Dr. Valentino’s clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of verbal behavior, primarily in children with autism. She is also interested in evaluation of programming to address unique adaptive skill deficits, and in developing standards for effective supervision in the field. Dr. Valentino currently serves as an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and previously served as an Associate Editor for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. She serves as a frequent guest reviewer for several behavior analytic journals.