Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysts: A Handbook

Dive into the indispensable “Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysts: A Handbook” a comprehensive guide offering vital insights and strategies for aspiring and seasoned behavior analysts to excel in their practice and supervision.


Book Details


Springer Publishing Company


November 28, 2018


1st Edition









About The Author

Brian Rice

Brian Rice (Natoway) is associate professor in the Department of Education at the University of Winnipeg and adjunct professor in the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba. A Mohawk scholar, Rice received his doctorate from the Native Traditional Knowledge Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies

Ellie Kazemi

Dr. Ellie Kazemi is an internationally recognized behavior analyst frequently sought after as a keynote speaker. She has consulted on various international projects, such as in Norway and China. She has also led large-scale efforts in standard development, evaluation methodology, measurement science, outcome assessment, and value-based care at an accreditation organization. She is the founder of a successful self-supported graduate program in behavior analysis at CSUN, where she is tenured as a professor of psychology. In 2015 she authored “Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysts,” currently recognized as one of the primary sources for supervision training in the field of ABA. She has also published numerous peer-reviewed publications on training, turnover, conflict management, and leveraging advanced computer technology (e.g., A.I., V.R., and robotics) for simulation-based learning. She has been a principal investigator on large national multidisciplinary research grants (e.g., with FEMA and NASA) focusing on effective training and measuring outcomes. Her efforts have been recognized through several awards, such as the ABAI Best Mentor Award and the Outstanding Service to the Community Award. See more by going to

Peter Adzhyan

Dr. Adzhyan has a master's degree in school psychology and a doctorate in educational psychology. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Educational Psychologist. Dr. Adzhyan is a full-time school psychologist for Los Angeles Unified School District and has nine years of experience working with children and adolescents in various educational settings. As a BCBA, Dr. Adzhyan works with school psychologists, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents and students conducting Functional Assessments, trainings, developing and implementing behavioral intervention plans for students with autism, ADHD, Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) and other behavioral disorders. Dr. Adzhyan also works with children and adolescents with severe problem behaviors such as self-injury and aggression within and outside of public school settings. Dr. Adzhyan teaches the Functional Assessment and Behavior Change Procedures and Systems Support course in the CSUN MS-ABA Program, and as part-time faculty at CSUN and Alliant International University, Dr. Adzhyan has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on assessment, single-subject designs, program development and learning theories. His research interests include use of Standard Celeration Charts (SCC) within Response to Intervention model to improve academic fluency, use of Precision Teaching with children with Autism, EBD and other behavior disorders and developing and implementing programs that are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis with adolescents with severe problem behaviors.

Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysts: A Handbook – Empowering Behavioral Analysis Excellence


In the ever-evolving field of applied behavior analysis (ABA), practical experience and effective supervision are paramount to achieving professional excellence. “Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysts: A Handbook” serves as an essential resource for both aspiring behavior analysts and seasoned professionals. This guide offers comprehensive coverage of the critical aspects of fieldwork and supervision, providing readers with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of real-world application and mentorship in behavior analysis.

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Navigating the Path to Certification

One of the handbook’s core objectives is to streamline the journey toward certification for behavior analysts. It offers detailed guidance on accumulating supervised fieldwork hours, a crucial requirement for certification. The book outlines strategies for maximizing the quality and impact of these hours, ensuring that candidates not only meet the necessary criteria but also gain valuable, real-world experience.

Enhancing Supervisory Skills

Supervision is a critical component of professional growth and development in behavior analysis. This handbook provides supervisors with a framework for effective mentorship, emphasizing the importance of feedback, ethical considerations, and the development of supervisory relationships. Through practical advice and real-life scenarios, readers will learn how to foster an environment conducive to learning and professional advancement.

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Practical Tools and Strategies

“Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysts: A Handbook” is replete with practical tools, strategies, and templates designed to facilitate the application of ABA principles in diverse settings. These resources support both supervisees in their fieldwork and supervisors in their mentorship roles, promoting a collaborative and effective learning experience.

Ethics and Professional Conduct

Ethical considerations are at the heart of behavior analysis, and this handbook dedicates significant attention to navigating ethical dilemmas in fieldwork and supervision. It guides readers through the application of ethical codes and standards in complex, real-world situations, ensuring that practitioners and supervisors uphold the highest standards of professional conduct.

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For those dedicated to the field of behavior analysis, “Fieldwork and Supervision for Behavior Analysts: A Handbook” is an invaluable resource. Its comprehensive coverage of the essential aspects of fieldwork and supervision makes it a must-read for anyone looking to excel in this dynamic field. Whether you are embarking on your journey as a behavior analyst or seeking to enhance your supervisory skills, this handbook will equip you with the knowledge, strategies, and ethical grounding necessary for success.