SUGGESTED RESPONSES

Problem-solving step Your response Response example
Identify the problem

Ken putting his supervision hours till the end and rescheduling

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

5.02, 5.03

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

Ken is unable to provide supervision in a ongoing basis

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

Ken needs to delegate and balance his clients

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

Ken needs to delegate and balance his clients

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

Ken needs to delegate and balance his clients

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.