**This course will provide the participant with 5 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**
Description of Learning Type CE Event: Ever feel like you’re stuck on an island, practicing behavior analysis? Wonder what makes the supposed pseudoscience of psychotherapies seemingly effective enough for insurance to authorize them across all populations and issues, even though ABA isn’t? Want to develop a healthy respect for other fields of mental health, to see the validity in their practices, while borrowing from their strengths? This presentation covers four common psychotherapies, explored from a behavior-analytic and highly critical lens, helping attendees discern what makes other therapy schools effective, what can be borrowed and worked within a behavior-analytic framework, and how to ensure efficacy when applying the treatment. If you’ve ever wanted to provide behavioral services for populations outside Autism, or even change up your Autism practice with something different, this presentation is for you.
About the Instructor:Nicholas Maio-Aether owns Empowered: A Center for Sexuality in St Louis, where he and his occasional teams of partnered Universities' students work to assist humans with and without disabilities achieve sexual access, sexual freedom, gender affirmation, and self-control of compulsive behaviors. Nicholas works throughout the US training BCBAs/Behavior Analysts so persons in Individualized Supportive Living (ISL) programs gain access to applicable and generalizable comprehensive sex ed and sexual opportunities. Nicholas provides Sexual Behavior Analysis, and has assisted polycules, kinksters, gay couples, trans and nonbinary humans, among others, on their journeys. Trained by GLSEN in 2003, Nicholas started Gay-Straight Alliances across Alaska while in high school, and provided them sex ed materials and trainings. Nicholas spent five years managing Hustler Hollywood in St Louis before moving into Behavior Analysis, and joined AASECT, where he currently sits on two committees. He then completed a Sex Therapy practicum under Linda Weiner, LMSW, CSTS, in 2019 before getting a second Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy, and meeting those hour requirements under Angela Skurtu, LMFT, CST, along with his LGBTQIA+ Family Systems Specialist certificate in 2021.
Target Audience:Behavior Analysts who wish to develop an appreciation for and understanding of the other fields of mental health, while also gaining initial behavior-analytic skills surrounding a more consultative and/or verbal shaping approach (i.e., a behavior-analytic alternative to traditional talk therapies). BCBA (or anyone seeking CBS and/or CBS-C certificate).
To earn credit, you will be required to attend the live online session and pass a quiz about it with a score of 100% or higher. You can retake the quiz as many times as needed, but you may not receive exactly the same questions each time.