Tyra Sellers

Tyra Sellers
Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Utah State University

Dr. Tyra Sellers received her Ph.D. in Disabilities Discipline – Applied Behavior Analysis from Utah State University in 2011 and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy and M.A. in Special Education from San Francisco State University, and J.D. from the University of San Francisco.  Dr. Sellers has over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals with disabilities, spanning from EIBI through adult services in a wide variety of settings (public and non-public schools, vocational settings, in-home, clinics).  She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University. She is also the director of the Utah Behavior Support Clinic. Her research interests include functional analyses and intervention evaluation, effective training and treatment fidelity, behavior variability, and verbal behavior.


Friday October 20th, 1:30-4:30pm


Recommendations for Effective Supervision Practices –Working to Avoid a Zombie-Supervisor Apocalypse (3 CEUs)


The growth of the field of behavior analysis relies on a supervisory model to shape future practitioners and supervisors. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®) must comply with requirements set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) to provide supervision, including adherence with the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysis and accruing continuing education units specifically in supervision each renewal cycle. However, many behavior analysts receive little, if any, direct instruction on how to be an effective supervisor and ensure positive outcomes for both supervisee and related consumers. This workshop will focus on discussing critical components of effective, ethical supervisory practices for behavior analysts. We will cover recommendations for effective supervisory practices from beginning and maintaining the supervisory relationship, ways to successfully incorporate technology into supervision, and effective use of the group-format.  We will also address strategies on how to detect and address some common issues and barriers that might arise during supervision.