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.

July 13, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago
7550 W 183rd Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: 708.444.8460



BCBA and QIDP: 7.5 (3 Ethics) CEUs are available

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  

Lunch is on your own

Payment must be received by July 12, 2018

For more information contact Brian at 708.222.4892 or Erika at 708.222.3255

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Continuing Education Workshop

BCBA CEU Credits

@ $150.00 ea.

Other CEU Credits

@ $75.00 ea.

Dr. August (Fawna) Stockwell, Ph. D., BCBA-D & Worner Leland, M.S., BCBA


August (Fawna) Stockwell, PhD, BCBA-D is the Founder and Director of Research and Programs at Upswing Advocates: a nonprofit organization that provides sliding scale coaching, groups, trainings, and research opportunities that focus on the LGBTQIA community. Over the past 10 years, their research has focused on topics including polyamory, communication in relationships, gender, sexual behavior, BDSM, mindfulness, and effective skill-building strategies. Dr. Stockwell has a vision of using precise measurement and an individualized approach to connect people to affirming, accessible interventions that create meaningful change. Dr. Stockwell is also the Associate Director of Research in the Applied Behavior Analysis Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and is a member of the Board of Directors at Howard Brown Health.


Worner Leland, MS, BCBA is the Director of Development and Promotion at Upswing Advocates: a nonprofit organization that provides sliding scale coaching, groups, trainings, and research opportunities that focus on the LGBTQIA community. For the past two years, they have also served as a sex educator with a focus on expanding affirming sexual education, consent education, and education on sexuality and data collection. Worner’s research has focused on intimacy-related behaviors in the queer community, and they value centering affirmation of all identities and relationship styles in intimacy-related research. Worner is also an Adjunct Faculty member at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Sexual Behavior Research and Practice Special Interest Group.