April 5, 2024 @ 12:00 – 1:30 pm

SpeakerS
  • Maeve Donnelly, BCBA-D, LABA, Northeastern University
  • Lisa Gurdin, MS, BCBA, LABA, Northeastern University
Description

This program will offer practical recommendations for how you can take your supervisory skills to the next level. Dr. Maeve Donnelly, Director of Supervision at Northeastern University, will review the current supervision guidelines while Lisa Gurdin, Supervisor of Intensive Practicum at Northeastern University, will suggest strategies for teaching ABA students and newly certified BCBAs how to practice compassionate, collaborative, person-center ABA in the school and home settings. Ms. Gurdin will also talk about the importance of integrating fluency practice with real-life applications of ABA.

About the SpeakerS

Dr. Maeve Donnelly serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis programs and is the Director of Supervision at Northeastern University. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) and a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA), as well as a Licensed Special Education Administrator (All levels; MA). Dr. Donnelly is also qualified to serve as a BACB® Supervisor. She has 20 years of clinical and applied research experience with children and young adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities, including assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior. Dr. Donnelly has supervised and worked within multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive services for her students and clients across public and private educational settings as well as in homes and local communities.

For over 20 years, Lisa Gurdin has been working with students, families, and school-based professionals with students from preschool to age 22 with a range of special needs and complex profiles. Ms. Gurdin supports educational professionals through consultation, student evaluations, and staff training. She works collaboratively with parents and school professionals to facilitate integrated support across settings thereby maximizing behavior change and skill development. Ms. Gurdin also provides parent coaching to help parents implement behavioral strategies to improve behavior, encourage independence, and build stronger family relationships. Ms. Gurdin is a Part-Time Lecturer and supervisor in the Master’s in ABA Program and College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

About LSGurdin Consulting CE Program

LSGurdin Consulting is an ACE Provider with an on-demand library on professional development topics including ABA and mental health, social validity, mindfulness, cultural humility, compassionate school ABA, neurodiversity, assent-based treatment, and ABA superpowers. Each event is presented live and also offered on-demand through Behavior Live. 

About LSGurdin Consulting

LSGurdin Consulting also offers behavioral consultation to parents and school teams, school and home assessments, staff training and professional development workshops, educational consultation, and program evaluations.  

Membership Information

Most MPY webinars are available ONLY to current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

Event Cancellation Policy

This program is being offered in partnership with LSGurdin Consulting. You will be receiving an email with instructions on how to view the training on Behavior Live. All cancellations or request for information should be directed to Lisa Gurdin at lsgurdin@lsgurdinconsulting.com.

This program is open to all MPY members. PDPs and CEUs are not being offered. BCBAs are eligible to receive CEs through LSGurdin Consulting.