The Recorded: Sexual Behavior Analysis (SBA) 10-hour Workshop Bundle includes access to all 5 courses for a total of 10 (7 General & 3 Ethics) Learning Type CE Credits:
Session 1: Recorded: Ethics In Addressing in Sexual Behavior (3 Ethics CEUs|~163 min)
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.
Session 2: Recorded: ACTraining for Sexual Impulsivity (1 General CEU|~61 min)
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.
Session 3: Affirming Sexual and Gender Orientations Through ABA Methodology (1 General CEU|~68 min)
Many BCBAs in clinical practice work with clients diagnosed with ASD; however, even though research has indicated that a relatively high percentage of Autistic adults identify as LGBTQIA+/Queer, most BCBAs are not trained in LGBTQIA+ affirming care. Additionally, in working outside of Autism, there is still notable prevalence of LGBTQIA+ identities, particularly higher in the youth of today than ever reported in earlier generations. It is known that many of the factors contributing to queer persons’ mental health come down to feeling supported in their environments, having access to persons knowledgeable of their experiences, and having access to their communities. The risk of suicidality in queer youth is 3x higher than their peers; the risk of this for Autistic adults experiencing gender dysphoria is considered highest of all comorbid conditions in the DSM-5. Thus, practitioners, who help shape systemic behaviors in conjunction with those of their direct clients, run the very real risk of contributing to a queer client’s systemic oppression, of being a factor in the suicidality of the human they are charged with helping. This presentation is geared toward assisting BCBAs in their efforts to be affirming using empirically-validated simple techniques, to be aware, and to be a positive and socially-valid force for systemic change within their clients’ lives. We can be both affirming and solid in our science, we just need to know how.
Session 4: Recorded: Running Sexual Bx & Skills Assessments (SSKAAT-R Version) (2 General CEUs|~110 min)
This practical session will overview the assessment process in Sexual Behavior Analysis, including ethical and safety considerations unique to addressing sexual problem behaviors. A variety of assessments will be addressed, and two will be explored in detail: the TALK-SC-R and the SSKAAT-R. By session’s end, participants will have an in-depth understanding of sexuality assessment, as it pertains to capacity to consent and general sexuality education, as well as of the situations in which such assessments are likely warranted.
*Session 5: Recorded: Building and Delivering a Treatment Plan for Sexual Behavior (3 General CEUs|~156 min)
(Prerequisite course: Ethics in Addressing Sexual Behavior *you must complete the prerequisite course prior to taking this course*). In order to address any behavior, we must have a plan, right? The same is true of sexual behaviors, and because many sexual mistakes or compulsions may lead to legal offenses, these plans have to be rock solid. This presentation covers planning for: Non-consensual touching; True Pedophilic behaviors; Age confusion that appears pedophilic to others; fetish behaviors and kink identities. Additionally, take a peek at several of Empowered: A Center for Sexuality’s original programs so you can get an idea of how this all plays out!