Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W29
CE Offered: BACB — 
Diversity submission CANCELLED: The LGBTQ+ Community and Me: Queering Cultural Competence in Behavior Analysis
Friday, May 26, 2023
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Hyatt Regency, Granite A-C
Area: CSS/PCH; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Sarah Campau, M.A.
Sarah Campau (University of Arkansas), Daniel Conine (Georgia State University)
Description: Workshop participants will explore ways to responsibly serve LGTBQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer +) clients in an ethical and culturally responsive manner. Beginning with basic education and terminology about LGTBQ+ issues, participants will accelerate learning to discuss historical issues in behavior analysis, the BACB ethics code, and risks impacting LGTBQ+ clients. This is a hands-on, interactive workshop that will use dialogue, collaboration among participants and sample ethical dilemmas to think critically about professional allyship. Participants will leave the workshop with tools and strategies to apply in their practice to create affirming environments.
Learning Objectives: (1) Develop strategies to create an affirming environment for LGBTQ+ people (2) How to use the ethics code to navigate LGBTQ+ issues in clinical practice (3) Describe the historical relationship between ABA and the LGBTQ+ community
Activities: Instructional Strategies: Lecture, group work, handouts
Audience: Individuals who wish to gain cultural and ethical competency to serve the LGBTQ+ community. Prerequisite Skills: Hold the belief that LGBTQ+ people are valid and deserve additional consideration in practice.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): ethics, gender identity, LGBTQ, sexual orientation



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