Important Update:  Speakers' Series Rescheduled

Due to the national rail and tube strikes due to take place on 9 and 10 November our Speakers' Series has been rescheduled as follows:

Dates:  Thursday 12th and Friday 13th January 2023

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

 

We are delighted to bring you our 15th Speakers’ Series, which features presentations from three accomplished behaviour analysts.

This event will be our first in-person Speakers' Series since 2019 and will be held at Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ.

 

DAY 1: Thursday 12 January 2023

09:30-17:30

Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

DAY 2: Friday 13 January 2023

09:30-13:00

Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Leah Fennema, Lux Consulting Ltd and Maggie Hoerger, University of Bangor

Introducing the UKBA (cert)

Sheila Sekasi, Advancements ABA Ltd

Understanding Racism from a Behaviour Analytic Perspective & the Impact of Racism on Service Provision for Autistic Individuals

Leah Fennema, Lux Consulting Ltd and Maggie Hoerger, University of Bangor

UK-SBA Competence Framework

 

 

 

UK-SBA CPDs /BACB CEUs

There will be the opportunity to collect a total of  8.5 CPDs.

Day 1: 5.5 CPDs available (2.5 learning CPDs, 3 Ethics CPDs)

Day 2: 3 CPDs available (3 Supervision CPDs)

For UK-SBA members this means that by attending both days you will fulfil your commitment to collect 6 professional development for your current term of UK-SBA membership.

Fees for CPDs are included in your registration fee.

 

DAY 1:

Session 1: Introducing the UKBA (cert)

This session will introduce the UKBA (cert), the post-graduate qualification offered by the UK-SBA. A UKBA (cert) is graduate-level professional who has met the certification requirements of the UK-Society for Behaviour Analysts (UK-SBA) to practice behaviour analysis in the UK. All UKBA (cert) will possess a master’s degree, have completed post-graduate studies on an approved course sequence and undertaken a rigorous supervised training.  All UKBA (cert) agree to follow the UK-SBA Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct, to submit to the complaints procedure, and to complete ongoing continuing education.  The morning session will introduce the requirements and pathways to becoming a UKBA (cert). The session will be of particular interest to behaviour analysts who provide supervision and candidates looking for a path to UK certification.

Learning Objectives

  1. The participant will describe the benefits of the UKBA (cert).
  2. The participant will be able to describe the academic and supervision criteria required to obtain the UKBA (cert).
  3. The participant will be able to explain the rationale for a competency based model of supervision.
  4. The participant will understand the various routes to becoming a UKBA (cert)

Session 2: Sheila Sekasi - Understanding Racism from a Behaviour Analytic Perspective & the Impact of Racism on Service Provision for Autistic Individuals

This workshop will look at what racism is and its impact on an institutional and systemic level, as well as different types of racism.

There will be a brief look at different systems/institutions within society and outlining how racism may impact our colleagues and clients in different areas of their lives, along with some shared personal experiences.

Utilising the principles of behaviour analysis, the development and maintenance of racism is explored, as well as how to make a change.

Understanding intersectionality and its impact on non-white, autistic individuals. As well as considerations taken by those responsible for teaching, supporting and caring for non-white, autistic individuals, when making choices for the population we work with.

Finally, how training and education can improve practice and the quality of service provided.

DAY 2:

Session 1: UK-SBA Competence Framework

This session will provide the details of the values-led UK-SBA competence framework. The framework will guide the supervision of postgraduate level behaviour analysts that will come into effect for those sitting the exam after January 2026. This session is of particular interest to individuals who provide behaviour analytic supervision.

Learning Objectives

  1. The participants will be able to describe the values that underpin the UKBA (cert) competence standards.
  2. The participants will describe the content of the UKBA (cert) competencies and reflect upon how they will use the competencies to guide their supervision.
  3. The participants will describe how to accurately document competency for the UKBA (cert).

TIMETABLES

Day 1 Times Length CEU’s Speaker
Registration 09:30-10:00 30 mins
Introduction of Speakers 10:00-10:05 5 mins Suzy Yardley
Session 1 10:05-12:30 2.5 hours 2.5 Maggie Hoerger
Break for Lunch 12:30-14:00 1.5 hours
Introduction of Speaker 14:00-14:05 5 mins Suzy Yardley
Session 2 - part 1 14.05-16.00 2 hours 2 (ethics) Sheila Sekasi
Break 16.00-16:30 30 mins
Session 2 - part 2 16:30-17:30 1 hour 1 (ethics) Sheila Sekasi
Collection of CEU forms – 17:30
Drinks in Tavistock bar from 18:30 - everyone welcome

 

Day 2  Time Length CEU’s Speaker
Registration 09:30-10:00 30 mins
Session 1 - part 1 10:00-12:00 2 hours 2 supervision Leah Fennema / Maggie Hoerger
Break 12:00-12:30 30 mins
Session 1 - part 2 12:30-13:30 1 hour 1 supervision Leah Fennema / Maggie Hoerger
Networking until 15:00 - everyone welcome
Collection of CEU forms – 13:30

About our Speakers

Leah Fennema

Leah Fennema is a behaviour analyst, researcher, and management consultant working primarily in safety-critical industries. She is a Director of Lux Consulting, which offers organisational performance improvement services specialising in systems alignment, behaviour change, leadership and management training, coaching, and transformation. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Behaviour Analysis and a Master of Science degree in Psychology. As a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, Leah is a Director of the Board of the UK Society for Behaviour Analysis where is a member of the executive, strategic planning, and marketing and communications committees.

Leah Fennema
Maggie Hoerger

Dr. Maggie Hoerger, BCBA-D is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Bangor University, where is she the course director of the MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Her research interests and practice include working with school leaders and teachers to integrate behaviour analysis into maintained schools. She works with Local Authorities, SEN schools, and Pupil Referral Units to establish universal behaviour analysis provision, with an emphasis on early years teaching and functional based interventions. Maggie is the President of the UK Society for Behaviour Analysis.

Maggie Hoerger
Sheila Sekasi

Sheila Sekasi is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and founder of Advancements ABA Ltd, who has worked in the field of behaviour analysis since 2008, she graduated from Kent University (Tizard Centre) with an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis, during which time she was fortunate enough to work with Professor Peter McGill in becoming one of the published authors of the study “Reducing challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disabilities in supported accommodation: A cluster randomized controlled trial of setting-wide positive behaviour support”.

As a consultant behaviour analyst, Sheila is responsible for overseeing home and school-based ABA programmes, providing families and staff, training in teaching using the principles of behaviour analysis, as well as providing RBT, BCaBA and BCBA supervision for aspiring behaviour analysts. Advancements ABA are commissioned by a London Local Authority to provide behaviour analytic services to children within their borough who have a diagnosis of ASD and/or may be at risk of losing their school placement.

Sheila is one of approximately 11 black BCBAs in the UK and is passionate about raising awareness and educating others, using the principles of ABA, on racism and diversity. Being a behaviour analyst, Sheila believes the scientific approach of behaviour analysis should be utilised in the understanding and addressing of longstanding and impactful behaviours such as racism, in order to improve the quality of life of many.

Sheila Sekasi

Registering for this Event

UK-SBA Members must log in to their account to access the UK-SBA Member Discount.
Attendees may register for both days or a single day.
Please note the email address you use to register with will be the email address used for all correspondence.
By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the UK-SBA  Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy.  Please ensure you have read these terms and conditions before you begin your registration.
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