Dr. Ellie Kazemi is a professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she has developed and taught undergraduate and graduate coursework in behavior analysis for more than 10 years. She founded the Masters of Science Program in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2010 and has collaborated with the CSUN community to provide graduate students high-quality supervision experiences.

Her applied research interests involve identification of efficient, effective strategies for practical training and supervision. Her laboratory research involves leveraging technology (e.g., robotics, virtual or augmented reality) for optimal simulation-based training.

Dr. Kazemi is currently working on several large nationwide projects, including with FEMA and NASA, focusing on effective training and behavioral outcomes. She has received several mentorship awards including the ABAI Best Mentor Award, the Outstanding Faculty Award, the Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Service Award.

Dr. Kazemi has published articles and book chapters on a variety of topics including training, staff turnover, and the use of technology in behavior analysis. She is the leading author of a handbook for supervision titled, Supervision and Practicum in Behavior Analysis: A Handbook for Supervisees.

Website: https://klab-csun.weebly.com/principal-investigator.html

Instagram @ellie.kazemi and laboratory account @klab_csun

Abstract of the International ABA Conference 2020 presentation.

Title of workshop: How to Give Feedback as a Supervisor

Abstract: Although supervision is extremely important for provision of high quality and effective services, specialized training for it lags way behind. For example, a supervisor’s primary means of improving their supervisee’s skills is through ongoing performance evaluation and feedback. However, most supervisors report that they feel uncomfortable giving corrective feedback. In this talk, I will share results from a recent study I conducted on giving performance feedback and provide practical tips for giving corrective feedback.

Learning Objectives:

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the importance of performance feedback in supervision

2. Identify when it is appropriate to use behavior skills training to teach skills and when it is not

3. Describe the steps for giving tough feedback to their direct supervisees

This presentation will be in English.

See the agenda