Is It Imposter Syndrome...or Something Else?

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome – feeling like a phony, or as if you don’t deserve your success – is common for many professionals.  If you search for phrases such as “feeling like a fraud” you’ll no doubt come across the term “Imposter Syndrome.” You may have even searched for the expression yourself and found advice for overcoming this feeling.

Is It Imposter Syndrome...or Something Else?

Learning Modules



Understanding Scope of Competence

What is Imposter Syndrome?

Is it Imposter Syndrome?

Developing Scope of Competence

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Learning objectives

This course will answer the following questions:

  • How can you determine your Scope of Competence?
  • What is Imposter Syndrome really?
  • How do you know whether you’re experiencing Imposter Syndrome or you’re outside your Scope of Competence?
  • How can you overcome Imposter Syndrome?
  • How can you increase your Scope of Competence?

Description of Event

Posts on Quora and Reddit where BCBAs talk about feeling inadequate and overwhelmed almost unfailingly lead to other BCBAs commiserating that we all feel this way, especially in the beginning.

However, as a BCBA, the Behavior Analytic Certification Board has strict requirements about working inside your scope of competence.  It’s critical you understand the difference so you know the best course of action.

Need more support?

Our ABLE Supporft for BCBAs membership is a great way to get the support that’s so often missing from the field of ABA.  As a member you’ll have access to resources, tools, events and more!

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Amelia is a BCBA working with children and young adults with autism. She has been working in the field since 2009 and has worked in a variety of settings including homes, schools, the community and clinics. She previously taught young children in a variety of settings including Head Start. She has a passion for helping children and families reach their full potential.