**This course will provide the participant with 1 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**
Description of Learning Type CE Event: This is definitely not your typical CEU! Nicholas takes us on a unique journey into one of the darkest corners of sexual behavior – chemsex, or mixing stimulant drugs with sex acts. Discover the paths by which this behavior develops and is shaped into the repertoires of people less supported by their systems. Engage with uncomfortable information about specific sexual behaviors that, while perfectly fine under other circumstances, are questionably nonconsensual and physically damaging in chemsex settings. Immerse yourself in a discussion that includes some of the most intensely graphic storytelling you’ll ever hear in a professional development training…and walk away with an understanding of your limits/scope, what to do when this behavior shows up in practice -- even in disability settings -- and who to seek out for further training or supervision.
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: Any BCBA who wants to understand better the reasons why people move into addiction (i.e., the functions behind these behaviors); who wishes to work with the MSM (men who have sex with men) populations, who is curious about the realities of mixing sexual behavior with addictive chemicals.
Learning Objectives for Participants: As a result of this course, participants will be able to …
- Gain understanding of PNP/Chemsex, including the behaviors, their functions, and the culture surrounding this.
- Gain exposure to considerations one must make as a Behavior Analyst when finding out a client has been engaging in PNP/Chemsex behaviors.
- Review resources for gaining assistance in these types of cases, which impact both neurotypical and neurodiverse populations.
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.