QABA Approved Supervisor Curriculum


As part of the QABA Credentialing Board’s commitment to continuous quality improvement, it has been reviewing the requirements for Qualified Autism Services Practitioners – Supervisor (QASP-S) providing supervision services to Behavior Technicians.

QABA Board has resolved the importance for QASP-Ss to be suitably trained and experienced in providing supervision with a view to:

  • enhance supervisees’ skills, competence and confidence
  • provide a reflective space and emotional support
  • provide assistance with professional development
  • ensure that services to clients is safe, ethical and competent

This curriculum is designed to ensure that individuals holding a QASP-S credential are suitably qualified to provide supervision to Behavior Technicians.

All QASP-Ss are required to provide evidence for having completed coursework that complies to the curriculum outlined in this document. The evidence of supervision training will be uploaded under the Documents section of their enrollment application.

Evidence of having completed supervision coursework will be required to comply, at a minimum, with the curriculum outline in this document.

Evidence can take the form of:

  • transcripts
  • certificates
  • affidavits from employing organizations
Supervision Practice

The supervisor will be able to complete the following:

    1. Describe the function of professional supervision
    2. Explain the purpose of professional supervision
    3. Demonstrate and understanding of how to effectively participate in professional supervision.
    4. Describe key supervision concepts
    5. Describe the Advantages and Benefits of Supervision including:
      1. Maintaining client and family focus
      2. Ensuring clarity about roles and responsibilities in the quality or care and services to consumers/clients
      3. To focus on the achievement of professional objectives
      4. To allow for a review of practice and to identify solutions to problems
      5. To allow critical reflection of practice
      6. To provide professional and personal support for workload and stress management
      7. To provide for accountability in practice
      8. To consider the resources available to the supervisee
      9. Encourage professional development and provide support to the worker
    6. Different aspects of Supervision
      1. Clinical and case based
      2. Professional
      3. Personal
      4. Administrative and Managerial
Types of Supervision

The Supervisor will demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the most common types of supervision, and the advantages and disadvantages of each, including, but not restricted to:

  1. Individual Supervision
  2. Group Supervision, including:
    1. Boundaries
    2. Tasks
    3. Structure
    4. Roles
    5. Type of facilitation
    6. Group Dynamics
  3. Peer Supervision
  4. Cultural Supervision

QABA Approved Supervisor Curriculum