**This course will provide the participant with 2 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**
Description of Learning Type CE Event: 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.
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: Behavior Analysts who intend to work around teens or adults of any population. If you wish to be able to provide socially-valid assistance to pubescent or post-pubescent humans, you have to be able to ethically and effectively assess their needs, which includes motivating operatives of attraction and sexual drive.