Continuing Education Workshop
Gender-Affirming Clinical Skills and Sexual Knowledge for Helping Professionals: Through the Lens of BACB Ethics
This training presents a sexual education framework that centers consent, knowledge of the human body, sexual safety, and a reinforcement-centric conceptualization of human sexuality. Attendees will be equipped with scientifically accurate sexual health information that is affirming of all individuals, and will have practice opportunities to conceptualize and tailor this information in ways which may benefit clients they serve. Additionally, transgender and gender nonconforming identities have gained increasing visibility within recent years, and gender plays a significant role in how social interactions are constructed for people of all gender identities. This training provides an overview of key concepts and social practices related to gender as well as ways that the BACB’s Professional and Ethical Compliance Code addresses gender and sexuality. The instructors will facilitate a nonjudgmental space for participants to ask questions, explore new content, and brainstorm ways to build gender- and sexuality-affirming practices in their interactions with clients, staff, and others. Empirically supported literature and data will be presented where applicable and available.