Problem-solving step Your response Response example
Identify the problem

Ken is not ful filling his role as a supervisor.

Ken’s responsibilities have increased but no room has been made in his schedule.
Relevant ethical codes


5.02 Supervisory Volume – Ken’s volume of supervision has exceeded his ability to be effective.
Consider dimensions of the problem

He has accepted extra roles that is affecting his ability to sufficiently supervise supervisees. He has also cancelled meetings with his supervisees which could affect the ability to go over the BST model.

Ken has responsibilities to both his clients and his trainees. His workload has exceeded his ability to be effective as a supervisor.
Consider courses of action & potential consequences

Potentially delegate the supervision of RBT’s out since his first priority was to supervise 3 trainees. Approach his clinical director to help probelm solve for the best course of action.

Decrease client caseload – Ken could take a look at his client caseload and see about transferring some cases to a colleague. This course of action would affect the most people, as his clients’ families, support staff, and school/work personnel have relationships with Ken.
Select a course of action

I would selcet delegation and requesting additional support from other supervisors in this instance.

Ken considers how the standards encourage trainees to work with more than one supervisor. He asks his director about bringing in an additional BCBA to help with supervision.
Implement and evaluate course of action

I do think I would handle it similarly next time because of the ethical codes.

The director was responsive to Ken’s request. There was a part-time BCBA who had availability and interest in becoming a supervisor. Moving forward, the supervision case assignments will be adjusted to allow for more room in Ken’s schedule.