Supervision in Behavior Analysis – A Cultural Approach with Shawn T. Capell, BCBA

Shawn T. Capell, BCBA

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Shawn Capell, BCBA, to outline a cultural approach to supervision in behavior analysis.

About the Presenter

Shawn Thomas Capell, MS., BCBA., LBA, graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2007 with an Associate of Science in Restaurant Management and a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. After five years in the field of hospitality, Mr. Capell returned to Caldwell University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Additionally, he obtained a Master of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University. In March 2017, Mr. Capell completed all requirements to obtain certification as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) and successfully passed his board certification exam. Mr. Capell currently holds the position of Regional Board-Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) for the Northern New Jersey Region of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is a human services organization dedicated to changing the lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral, or cognitive differences. In addition to his current full-time position Mr. Capell is the Owner and Clinical Director of Covenant 15:16 LLC, an agency based from the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Mr. Capell’s clinical and research interests include parent/staff training, adults with disabilities, multicultural and diversity concerns within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and aggression in adults and working with sexual offenders with dual diagnosis. Mr. Capell maintains membership in the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA), and the Association of Professional Behavior Analyst (APBA). Mr. Capell additionally holds the (LBA) license within the state of Texas.


Within the life of an ABA professional few things are universal. With different educational backgrounds, areas of professional interest and geographical location, no two ABA professionals possess identical learning histories. The purpose of the supervision experience should be to train future generations of behavior analysts to engage in high quality service delivery; however, for far too long some have implemented a one-size fits all approach. Supervision (absent cultural humility) cannot prepare the next generation of behavior analysts to face the growing needs of service recipients. The infusion of cultural humility into the supervision experience will benefit the field of ABA for generations to come.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe and demonstrate how to model openness, awareness, and engagement in clinical exchanges

  2. Describe and demonstrate how to evoke clinically relevant behavior with respect to the psychological flexibility model

  3. Describe and demonstrate how to reinforce psychological flexibility occurring within and outside of session

Number of CEU’s available: 2.0 BACB CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $39.99 (includes registration and CEU’s)

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com.

Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention, LLC, is a BACB-Approved ACE Provider (Provider # OP-17-2781). The BACB does not directly sponsor or endorse this event, its speakers, or its content.

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