**This course will provide the participant with 3 Learning Ethics Type BACB CEU**
Description of Ethics Learning Type CE Event: Did you know ethics can be sexy? Okay, maybe not as sexy as some other things, but ethics are incredibly important in behavior-analytic work. This presentation covers the new BACB (2020) Code of Ethics, as it pertains to sexual behaviors of both legal and illegal varieties, consent/assent, gender and sexual minorities, and a BCBA’s own mental health and self-care. If you work with humans, even if you don’t intend to specialize in sexuality, this presentation is a MUST! It’s also being hailed as: “Life-changing,” “Inspiring,” and “The refresher I needed to continue my work in this field after facing burnout.” **This course is the prerequisite course to “Recorded: Building and Delivering a Treatment Plan for Sexual Behavior” you must complete this course (Recorded: Ethics in Addressing Sexual Behavior) first.**
Instructor Bio: 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: Target Audience: BCBAs working with human beings of any age or population, with an emphasis on intellectual disabilities and Autism.