Date of Award



© 2016 Jason White

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Carey Clark

Second Advisor

John Lustig

Third Advisor

Vickie J. Fisher


A requirement for Maine behavioral health organizations to provide all employees with evaluations lacks guidelines on how to evaluate leader behavior; best practices are to provide a multifaceted evaluation process that includes direct observation. A single-case research design and continuous partial interval recording procedures were conducted on a male behavioral health clinician leading clinical supervision in which the dependent variable was the clinician’s delivery of positive reinforcement and the independent variable was the provider’s increased discussion of case shares. The basic findings showed that leader behavior changed as follower behavior changed to manage the group and meet group goals. The conclusion of the study showed that evaluation tools found in the applied behavior analysis field can be effective in evaluating leader behavior in a behavioral health setting.


Ed.D. Dissertation