**This course will provide the participant with 3.5 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**
Description of Learning Type CE Event: Do you work with clients who like to game, maybe even self-identified as “gamers”? Are you aware that, if they can succeed in games, then they have behavioral skills that can help them succeed in real life? And are you aware this type of instruction can extend to addressing: flirting, dating, relationship types, consent VS coercion, values, relational & personal ethics, and even gender-related constructs? Join us on an adventure in newer applications of already existing behavior-analytic procedures, combining our science with the art of improvisational theatre and the important socially-valid teaching of sexuality education-related behavioral skills!
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 and RBTs who work with geeks, nerds, or other fun clients! While much of the information is geared specifically at sexual and sociosexual skills instruction, this course is also applicable to teaching traditional social skills!
Disclaimer: Always remember that taking a CEU, even a multi-hour CEU is NOT enough to demonstrate competency in the content related to the CEU. It is YOUR responsibility to seek out supervision/consultation with the presenter and/or a subject matter expert (SME). The CBS/CBS-C certification is a SUB-field certification designed for the sub-field of SBA it does NOT lead to licensure of its own. Thus to practice with this certification, you’d have to be a BCBA® or BCaBA® via the BACB® and/or certified in your particular state as a Licensed Behavior Analyst.