**This course will provide the participant with 1 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**
Description of Learning Type CE Event: Do you want to work with humans? Then learning about best practices for affirming gender and alternative sexualities is vital. Do you want to work with teens or adults? How about couples? Then learning about sex and relationships is an important part of socially-valid program development. Becoming competent in Sexual Behavior Analysis (SBA) is a newer endeavor, and one which only a few have thus far achieved — but it is achievable! Go down the rabbit hole and explore this career path with Nicholas, the first BCBA in the world to hold the title of Certified Sexuality Counselor (CSC) and owner of Empowered: A Center for Sexuality LLC.
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.