Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

To educate, advocate for, and support both providers and consumers 
of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Students Speak Up: Effectively Communicating with Your Supervisor

ABSTRACT: As supervisors, we have a responsibility to guide our students through challenging situations and to help prepare them for the profession after they become credentialed as behavior analysts. Conversely, as students, we also have a responsibility to communicate and advocate to our supervisors. We need to seek out opportunities that will expand our skillsets. We need to learn how to ask questions and seek out clarification when we do not understand or when we disagree. This 1-hour presentation will be offered from both the perspectives of a supervisor (Wendi Park) and a recent student (Noe Kamalani). While open to the public, this training is intended for students and behavior analysts. The content of the training will address matters that go above and beyond what is covered on the BACB task list. 

Kahalenoe Kamalani, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Kahalenoe Kamalani, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has experience working with children and families in Hawaii through various roles- including as a licensed early childhood educator, parent educator, skills trainer, registered behavior technician (RBT), and behavior specialist. Through these roles she has gained experience working in the public school system, private school sector, home, community, and clinical settings. Noe earned her Master’s in Education (Special Education) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her professional interests include: OBM, learning and development, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), parent training, verbal behavior, and supervision.

Wendi Park, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Wendi Park is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has experience working as a supervisor. For several years, Wendi has worked with Hawai'i Behavioral Health (HBH) and has serviced in the capacity of supervisor in the HIDOE, as well as in home settings. Ms. Park will share her experiences supervising individuals across settings and will co-lead the discussion on how students can speak up and effectively communicate with their supervisor.