ABA Student Supervision

ACN is pleased to offer ABA Student Supervision by our experienced doctoral and master level BCBA-D/BCBAs. If you are interested in being supervised by ACN’s highly qualified team, please contact Dr. Berenice de la Cruz at berenice@acn-sa.orgor (210) 435-1000.

Guidelines and Requirements for ABA Student Supervision Hours (based on BACB® standards)

  • Applicants may not start accumulating experience until they have begun the coursework required to meet the BACB® coursework requirements
  • Supervisees must accumulate a minimum of 10 hours per week, but no more than 30 hours per week for a minimum of 3 weeks per month of supervised independent fieldwork hours
  • For hours counting towards BCBA®/BCaBA supervised experience, supervisees need to be engaged in activities whose primary focus is on learning new behavior analytic skills related to the BACB® Third Edition Task List
  • Supervisees must work with multiple clients during the experience period
  • Students will be supervised at least once every 2 weeks for 5% of their total supervised independent fieldwork hours
  • No more than half of the total supervised hours will be provided in a small group of 10 or fewer participants. The other remaining half or more of supervised hours will consist of direct one-to-one contact

Supervision Hours by ACN Will Include

  • Phone conferencing
  • Review and discussion of data collection and analysis
  • Review and feedback regarding program development
  • Discussion of research
  • Observation and feedback: In-person, via Skype, and/or via video review

BCBA SUPERVISION OPTIONS

Full Supervision

The options below provide the 75 hours of supervision required by the BACB® to take the BCBA® certification exam.

     1 Year Plan

  • Supervised Independent Field Work Hours Per Week: 28-30 (total 1500)
  • Number of Hours Biweekly Supervised by ACN’s BCBA-D/BCBA’s:  3
  • Cost: $5,625 ($75/hr); 4 Quarterly Payments of $1,406.25; 12 Monthly Payments of $468.75

    18 Month Plan

  • Supervised Independent Field Work Hours Per Week: 10-30 (average of 20; total 1500)
  • Number of Hours Biweekly Supervised by ACN’s BCBA-D/BCBA’s:  2 (average)
  • Cost: $5,625 ($75/hr); 4 Quarterly Payments of $1,406.25; 12 Monthly Payments of $468.75

     2 Year Plan

  • Supervised Independent Field Work Hours Per Week: 14-15
  • Number of Hours Biweekly Supervised by ACN’s BCBA-D/BCBA’s:  1.5 (average)
  • Cost: $5,625 ($75/hr); 4 Quarterly Payments of $1,406.25; 12 Monthly Payments of $468.75

 Partial Supervision

The option below provide 37.5 hours of supervision, which is half of the supervision hours required by the BACB® to take the BCBA® certification exam.

      1 Year Plan

  • Supervised Independent Field Work Hours Per Week: 14-15 (total 750)
  • Number of Hours Biweekly Supervised by ACN’s BCBA-D/BCBA’s:  1.5 (average)
  • Cost: $3,187.50 ($85/hr); 4 Quarterly Payments of $796.88; 12 Monthly payments of $265.65

 BCaBA SUPERVISION OPTIONS

Full Supervision

The options below provide the 50 hours of supervision required by the BACB® to take the BCaBA certification exam.

     33 Week Plan

  • Supervised Independent Field Work Hours Per Week: 28-30 (total 1000)
  • Number of Hours Biweekly Supervised by ACN’s BCBA-D/BCBA’s:  3
  • Cost: $3,750 ($75/hr); 4 Bimonthly payments of $1,250; 8 Monthly payments of $625

    50 Week Plan

  • Supervised Independent Field Work Hours Per Week: 10-30 (average of 20; total 1000)
  • Number of Hours Biweekly Supervised by ACN’s BCBA-D/BCBA’s:  2 (average)
  • Cost: $3,750 ($75/hr); 4 Bimonthly payments of $1,250; 8 Monthly payments of $625

    67 Week Plan

  • Supervised Independent Field Work Hours Per Week: 14-15
  • Number of Hours Biweekly Supervised by ACN’s BCBA-D/BCBA’s:  1.5 (average)
  • Cost: $3,750 ($75/hr); 4 Bimonthly payments of $1,250; 8 Monthly payments of $625

Partial Supervision

The option below provide 25 hours of supervision, which is half of the supervision hours required by the BACB to take the BCaBA certification exam.

      33 Week Plan:

  • Supervised Independent Field Work Hours Per Week: 14-15 (total 750)
  • Number of Hours Biweekly Supervised by ACN’s BCBA-D/BCBA’s:  1.5 (average)
  • Cost: $5,500 ($85/hr); 4 Bimonthly Payments of $1,375; 8 Monthly Payments of $688

Other Supervision

If the supervision plans above do not fit your needs, we will consider a different supervision plan to fit your needs. Please contact Dr. de la Cruz at Berenice@acn-sa.org or (210) 435-1000 x 9.

Dr. Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in special education, specializing in autism and developmental disabilities. For her dissertation, she developed a self-monitoring treatment package to support teachers in developing and implementing intervention in the classroom. Dr. de la Cruz received her Master’s in clinical psychology at University of Texas at El Paso, where she researched animal models of autism. She has worked with people with autism and other developmental disabilities for 15 years in school and home settings as a teacher, therapist, and trainer for parents of people with autism and professional servicing people with autism. Dr. de la Cruz has published several peer-reviewed research articles and co-authored several book chapters in fields of developmental disabilities, addictive behaviors, and social cognition.