**This course will provide the participant with 2 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**

Description of Learning Type CE Event: In Behavior Analysis, we are often driven to consult the research and such to improve the efficacy and experience of our service provisions. So why, then, do we often stick with only a few journals specific to our field -- especially when many areas of human behavior, including common behaviors but across populations -- have never been studied directly within behavior-analytic journals? Regardless of the “why”, there is a clear need to reach outside our field for further information that can be applied to the humans we are serving now while the field of Behavior Analysis grows into itself. Such is incredibly true of sexological work, and thus when addressing behavioral needs related to gender expression, sexual behaviors, sociosexual behaviors, LGBTQIA+ identities, etc., we must be willing and able to gather outside information -- and to filter such information through our Dimensions and conceptual understanding, always keeping anything, we engage in behavior-analytic when in practice. This presentation is your guide to some interesting and relevant outside research, as well as to how to approach such findings while remaining a Behavior Analyst.

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: Anyone involved in Behavior Analysis who wants to have a clear method by which they can bring outside findings into the behavior-analytic framework. The focus is sexological, but the info is generalizable across subfields of ABA.

Learning Objectives for Participants: As a result of this course, participants will be able to …

  • Locate potential sources for empirically sound information regarding behavioral interventions that come from outside of ABA/EAB.
  • Gain exposure to research that is highly relevant to assisting clients with gender and/or sexual orientation-related needs.
  • Gain exposure to research that is highly relevant to assisting clients with compulsive sexual behaviors, “i.e., sex/porn addiction and/or infidelity” and other sexual dysfunctions.
  • Gain exposure to research that is highly relevant to assisting clients in ID/DD settings who engage in “inappropriate sexual behaviors.”
  • Apply a Decision-Making model to the research and determine -- what can be brought into behavior-analytic practice and how.

To earn credit, you will be required to watch all video portions 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.

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Course Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 6 Quizzes