The 21st Century BCBA Supervision Course Series

Make a difference in the field of behavior analysis by acquiring the skills and tools to be a great supervisor for upcoming BCBAs, BCaBAs, and practicing BCaBAs and RBTs. Florida Institute of Technology proudly presents: The 21st Century BCBA Supervision Course Series, designed to meet the eight-hour supervisor training requirement for BACB supervisors.

This course series is firmly rooted in the science of organizational behavior management (OBM), using empirically validated strategies to develop effective, efficient supervisors in our field. Revised in early 2017, new supervisors will learn current best practices in training, evaluation, professional development, and much more!

BEHP1191, The 21st Century Supervision Course Series, is eligible for 10 BACB CEs, with 8.5 hours of value-adding information and activities, and several Florida Tech-exclusive tools and templates to help you be the best supervisor you can be. And at $99, you will receive these tools, as well as affordable, yet high quality instruction from experts in the field of clinical ABA, as well as experienced OBM practitioners.

The content areas within this series include:

The Purpose of Supervision, presented by Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz and Shannon Biagi
Important Features of Supervision, presented by Corey Robertson
Holding Effective Supervision Meetings*, presented by Shannon Biagi
Behavioral Skills Training for Supervisors*, presented by Dr. Kristin Myers-Kemp
Feedback Fundamentals for for Supervisors*, presented by Manny Rodriguez
Evaluating the Effects of Supervision*, presented by Tom Freeman
Ongoing Professional Development, presented by Manny Rodriguez

*These courses are also available for ongoing supervision CEUs for current supervisors who took BEHP1122 (our former supervision series) or eight hour supervision courses through another provider.

Our training program is based on the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline but is offered independently of the BACB. For more information on these requirements and outline, click here. (https://bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/supervisor_curriculum.pdf)

Martinez-Diaz, Jose

Martinez-Diaz, Jose

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is professor, associate dean and founder of Florida Tech's School of Behavior Analysis. He also is the founder and program director of the ABA Online professional development program at Florida Tech, CEO of ABA Technologies, Inc., and an adjunct professor at Penn State's Department of Special Education.

Jose served as an officer and board member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for seven years and is now senior consultant for the BACB. Jose also serves as a member of the board of directors for the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) and for the Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology Specialty Council. He also is a member of Florida's Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee. Jose is a past president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, which awarded him its highest honor, the Charles H. Cox Award for Outstanding Service and Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Florida in 2005.

Jose earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in behavior analysis and therapy, from West Virginia University. His publications include a chapter on ethics in Cooper, Heron, and Heward, Applied Behavior Analysis, second edition, and an article on autism spectrum disorders in the National Health Review.

Biagi, Shannon

Biagi, Shannon

M.S., BCBA

Shannon Biagi, BCBA, is a PhD student in Florida Tech's Behavior Analysis program in Melbourne, Florida. She completed her master's coursework at Florida Tech in the dual-track Applied Behavior Analysis/Organizational Behavior Management program, and was the president of Florida Tech's Society for Performance Management for the 2014–2015 academic year. In addition to her coursework in OBM, Shannon provided OBM services within the Office of Continuing Education at Florida Tech during her master's program, including developing behavioral skills training systems, managing the performance of student workers and coordinating several large projects. Currently, Shannon is a product development specialist at ABA Technologies, Inc., focusing on the continuing education product line through Florida Tech ABA Online.

Freeman, Tom

Freeman, Tom

M.S., BCBA

Tom Freeman earned a Master of Science in ABA from Florida Tech in 2000 and became a BCBA in 2001. He began his career in 1979 at the Fernald State School in Massachusetts, a large residential institution. After working in direct care for several months, he became a staff psychologist, and, for the next 15 years, provided/oversaw 24-hour clinical behavioral services for several caseloads of individuals with a wide variety of behavioral, medical and functional needs. From 1986 through 1995, he also helped conduct seasonal animal behavior research, primarily with wild humpback whales for the University of Hawaii Marine Mammal Lab. He moved to Florida in 1995, continuing in clinical work, and in 2001 was hired to serve as the local review committee (LRC) chairperson and area behavior analyst for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities in Daytona Beach, where he provided comprehensive oversight of Medicaid waiver-based behavioral services in Volusia and Flagler counties. He first worked with Dr. Martinez-Diaz in 1997 at Threshold Inc., in Orlando, Florida, and began assisting Dr. Martinez-Diaz in teaching certification coursework in 2000. He has been teaching with Jose ever since. He began working full-time for ABA Technologies, Inc., in 2010 and is currently the executive vice-president. He has produced a number of publications and presentations in behavior analysis, and is co-author of the chapter titled, “Ethical Considerations for Applied Behavior Analysis” in Cooper, Heron and Heward’s (2007) Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd ed. He is deeply committed to sharing ABA with the world and is dedicated to helping students explore both the science and the heart of behavior analysis.

Myers-Kemp, Kristin

Myers-Kemp, Kristin

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Kristin Myers-Kemp graduated with a Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in May of 2005 and received her BCBA the same year. After spending several years “in the field” Kristin returned to FL Tech to pursue a Ph.D under Dr. David Wilder. Kristin received a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis in July of 2011. Upon graduation Kristin returned to her previous position as the Director of Curriculum Evaluation and Improvement for ABA Technologies, Inc in conjunction with FL Tech’s own ABA Online Program. She has worked for the University of Florida Behavior Analysis Services Program, providing training on Behavior Intervention Plans to caregivers, as well as writing Behavior Intervention Plans and overseeing their implementation. Kristin has also acted as a liaison for dependent children receiving treatment in DCF programs, community providers and other partners to develop, access, and network behavioral resources for children and families. She has been a co-instructor for the ABA Online Program since 2007 although most of her time is dedicated overseeing the curriculum rather than teaching. Her research interests include behavior analysis in education through educational programs, including maximizing effectiveness of education through curriculum design, the effect of effort on behavior and childhood compliance.

Robertson, Corey L.

Robertson, Corey L.

M.S., BCBA

Corey Robertson graduated with a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management from Florida Institute of Technology in 2006 and became a board-certified behavior analyst in 2007. He began his career in 1998 as an exceptional education teacher for the Orange County Public Schools, working two years at the elementary level and two years at the middle-school level. He has since worked as a behavior analyst for a number of organizations, working in homes, schools and community settings with parents, teachers and staff to improve the lives of children and adults with and without disabilities. He is also interested in organizational behavior management as it applies to human services. Corey is passionate about teaching and enjoys interacting with students from all types of backgrounds, from all over the world. His experiences in different applications and settings of applied behavior analysis has given him a well-rounded perspective and has contributed to his knack for explaining things in a way that is easy to understand and remember.

Rodriguez, Manuel

Rodriguez, Manuel "Manny"

M.S., VP - ABA Technologies, Inc.

An accomplished practitioner in the field of organizational behavior management (OBM), Manny has had the opportunity to work with organizations across the globe. Highly regarded by his customers and colleagues alike, he has earned a reputation for supporting organizations to achieve bottom-line business results. His experience spans various industries such as human services, nuclear power, government, oil and gas, chemical, transportation, and telecommunications within the Fortune 1000. Manny provides expert advice to leaders on establishing concrete plans for improving results through behavior change. He is especially skilled at facilitating teams to execute strategic plans and preparing leaders to engage employees to reach their maximum potential. Manny presents regularly at national and international conferences and facilitates various educational events for all audiences on the subject of OBM. He has authored articles on the subject matter of OBM, and is co-author of the book OBM Applied! A Practical Guide to Implementing Organizational Behavior Management.