**This course will provide the participant with 1 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**
Description of Learning Type CE Event: Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACTraining) is quickly becoming a go-to in the field of ABA when it comes to addressing coping and delay-discounting (i.e., impulsivity). But did you know ACT is also a go-to for multiple provider types when it comes to sexual impulsivity and sexual behavior compulsions? Or how about the reason behind why this is preferred over 12-step “sex addiction” programs? This presentation covers what ACTraining is, what it looks like in a Behavior Plan, and how it can be utilized to reduce acting upon problematic urges.
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. He is now a PhD candidate in Clinical Sexology at Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.
Target Audience: BCBAs working with human beings of any age or population, with an emphasis on intellectual disabilities and Autism.