**This course will provide the participant with 2 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**
Description of Learning Type CE Event: Values work has become a common theme in many behavior-analytic interventions as of late, particularly ones centering around Acceptance & Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT), including the common AIM curriculum. Values work can be illuminating as to the desires and goals a client may have, and provides a framework by which behavior can be self-controlled and aligned with best desired outcomes. Such, in turn, aligns motivating operations with completing therapeutic work and finding ways to generalize this into daily life. But what about when this work is being resisted, or is simply not producing results? Could it be that most of this work is kind of tedious and is based in visualizing a future, which is not always a skill our clients have? This seminar teaches Behavior Analysts ways in which values work can be more fun and engaging, and far more relatable, for some clients than traditional questionnaires or activities.
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.
Target Audience: Behavior Analysts who work with populations where at least basic reciprocal language is present to a degree of answering novel intraverbal questions about specific characters from film, television, books, or games.
Learning Objectives: As a result of this course participants will be able to
- Attendees will gain exposure to ABA-aligned methodology re: clarifying values and defining a “healthy” relationship.
- Attendees will gain exposure to empirically-sound information and applicable resources about best practices, regarding: Affirming Care, as outlined in the BACB® (2020) Code of Ethics.
- Attendees will review a behavioral protocol they can run for themselves when their clients have values vastly different from their own, and will have an opportunity to enhance the applicability of this exercise through a practice-run
Disclaimer: Always remember that taking a CEU, even a multi-hour CEU is NOT enough to demonstrate competency in the content related to the CEU. It is YOUR responsibility to seek out supervision/consultation with the presenter and/or a subject matter expert (SME). The CBS/CBS-C certification is a SUB-field certification designed for the sub-field of SBA it does NOT lead to licensure of its own. Thus to practice with this certification, you’d have to be a BCBA® or BCaBA® via the BACB® and/or certified in your particular state as a Licensed Behavior Analyst.