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 workshop 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. The instructors will facilitate a nonjudgmental space for participants to ask questions, explore new content, and brainstorm ways to build gender-affirming practices in their professional work.
Participants will learn specific strategies on how Behavior Analysts and other helping professionals can promote gender-affirming interactions with their clients, staff, and others. Empirically supported literature and data will be presented where applicable and available, and questions and discussion will be welcomed throughout the training. The workshop will include pre/post quizzes, lecture, small group discussion, FreeWrite exercises, and worksheets.