BCBA CEUs

Abuse & Descrimintation in Sport & Fitness

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Abstract: Systematic oppression includes policies, structures, and beliefs that shape society in both subtle and overt ways. These harmful structures impact those with marginalized identities at disproportionate rates. Dismantling harmful practices remains an ethical responsibility for practicing behavior analysts. This training applies to all special interest groups including those working in the areas of fitness, sports, and wellness.  The event provides a learning opportunity to expand one's scope in understanding the intersection of racism, misogyny, fatphobia, transphobia, diet culture, and rape culture and how problematic practices overwhelming contribute to a violence-based environment which harms clients and practitioners alike. Participants will learn how to self-assess their own privilege, discuss health equity in sport across gender, understand the intersection of fatphobia and racism, as well as learn how to engage in inclusive and wellness affirming practices derived from philosophies such as; HAES (Health At every Size). Eligible participants will receive 2 Ethics BCBA CEUs.

 

Subject Matter Expert and Panelist:

Gemma Skuraton  DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)

ACE Provider and BCBA:

Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, ICA (she/her)

 

 

 

Examining Toxic Fitness Culture: Decolonize and recognize ableism within the industry

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Abstract: As behavior analysts expand their scope into the field of exercise and physical wellness, the need to provide an inclusive environment for those with marginalized identities is met with pre-existing obstacles. Recognizing the toxic fitness culture, embedded racism, and ableism should remain an active goal. The event provides a learning opportunity to expand one's scope where learning objectives include being given tools to self-assess implicit bias, engage cultural humility, and learn how the principles of stimulus equivalence can be applied as they relate to colonized culture.

Subject Matter Expert and Panelist:
Gemma Skuraton DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)

ACE Provider and BCBA:
Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, ICA

Unpacking the Homophobic, Transphobic, and Binary Lens in Exercise Prescription: Creating an Affirming and Ethical Culture

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Abstract: As behavior analysts expand their scope into the field of exercise and physical wellness, the need to provide an inclusive environment for the LGBTQAI+ community is met with pre-existing obstacles. Creating an affirming culture remains an ethical responsibility for practicing behavior analysts. The event provides a learning opportunity to expand one's scope where learning objectives include determining sociological factors which play a key role in client participation of the service, measurable and specific actions which will affirm their LGBTQIA+ clients, learn about minority stress and its impact on client health, as well as ethical considerations and practices.

Subject Matter Expert and Panelist:
Gemma Skuraton DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)

ACE Provider and BCBA:
Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, ICA

Application of Anti-Racism Work within Supervision

1.5 BCBA CEUs

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Abstract:

As behavior analysts engage the responsibility of shaping future practitioners to gain competency in the field of behavior analysis, the continued need to create practitioners who are familiar with working within a culturally humble framework remains a supervisory goal. The event provides a learning opportunity for supervisors to learn how to help their supervisees understand and explore their implicit bias, learn how systematic oppression affects their clients, and unpack white supremacy culture as a woven staple within the field and society as a whole. Participants will be given several take home, replicable, assignments and interactive activities to aid their supervisees in the aforementioned learning outcomes. Eligible participants will obtain 1.5 Supervision BCBA CEUs.

Suggested prerequisites for the CE: Those attending this course should have previous experience of anti-racism work, have worked at identifying and unpacking their own implicit bias, and familiarity with the knowledge that systematic oppression and white supremacy culture impact society.

 

Certified Diversity Executive and Panelist:

Gemma Skuraton  DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)

ACE Provider and BCBA:

Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, ICA (she/her)

 

Navigating Social Norms within the Military Culture: Intersectionality of gender and race through a lived experience
1.5 BCBA CEUs

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Abstract:

The understanding and application of intersectionality and power balance remains a key competence skill for practicing behavior analysts. As behavior analysts expand their scope in working in different special interest groups, the ability to generalize understanding of individual learning history and how this influences intervention remains critical. White supremacy culture impacts all aspects of social structures and continues to place those with marginalized identities at risk for abuse. Honoring the lived experience of those with marginalized intersectional identities relates directly to the core principles under our ethics code.

This event offers a unique opportunity to learn from the lived experience of active duty US service members. Many behavior analysts serve military families or work directly with military personnel. An incredibly important factor in building competency in this scope, is the consultation from the service population. Oftentimes, this consultation lacks intersectionality and thus serves to disproportionately benefit those with dominant identities.

Behavior analysts will learn from two active duty service members whose lived experience allows them to provide perspective on impacts to marginalized service members. Learning objectives include understanding social and structural barriers within the US military and being given specific actions to affirm values related to cultural humility and intersectionality.

ACE Provider and BCBA:
Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, ICA (she/her)

Subject Matter Experts and Panelists:
Gemma Skuraton DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)
Master Gunnery Sergeant Billy Richardson (he/him) United States Marine Corps
Sergeant First Class Jami Williams (she/her) United States Army

Part 1: Home Services

Implications and ABA Practice Considerations for COVID 19


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Abstract: The CDC is still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes. Informing the population about the health risks posed by the coronavirus disease, as well as what they can do to protect themselves and others, is the best way to mitigate the spread and reduce the amount of further contagion cases. As US states reopen, schools begin either online, virtual, or a hybrid model, and more and more practitioners go back to direct intervention, it is imperative practitioners become fluent in best public health practices to slow the spread and keep the public at large safe. COVID19 has caused significant concern for ABA practitioners and implementation of behavior analytic service to an at-risk population. In a three-part series, participants will learn about the virus, practice considerations within ABA, risk migration, where and how to locate up to date and accurate information, and how the virus is affecting clients with marginalized identities across home setting. The CE will be led by a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst and ACE provider and a doctor of public health, certified in contract tracing of COVID19. 

Subject Matter Expert and Panelist:

Gemma Skuraton DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)

ACE Provider and BCBA:

Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, IBA

Part 2: School Services

Implications and ABA Practice Considerations for COVID 19


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Abstract: The CDC is still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes. Informing the population about the health risks posed by the coronavirus disease, as well as what they can do to protect themselves and others, is the best way to mitigate the spread and reduce the amount of further contagion cases. As US states reopen, schools begin either online, virtual, or a hybrid model, and more and more practitioners go back to direct intervention, it is imperative practitioners become fluent in best public health practices to slow the spread and keep the public at large safe. COVID19 has caused significant concern for ABA practitioners and implementation of behavior analytic service to an at-risk population. In a three-part series, participants will learn about the virus, practice considerations within ABA, risk migration, where and how to locate up to date and accurate information, and how the virus is affecting clients with marginalized identities across school setting. The CE will be led by a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst and ACE provider and a doctor of public health, certified in contract tracing of COVID19. 

Subject Matter Expert and Panelist:

Gemma Skuraton DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)

ACE Provider and BCBA:

Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, IBA

Part 3: Clinic and Community Services

Implications and ABA Practice Considerations for COVID 19

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Abstract: The CDC is still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes. Informing the population about the health risks posed by the coronavirus disease, as well as what they can do to protect themselves and others, is the best way to mitigate the spread and reduce the amount of further contagion cases. As US states reopen, schools begin either online, virtual, or a hybrid model, and more and more practitioners go back to direct intervention, it is imperative practitioners become fluent in best public health practices to slow the spread and keep the public at large safe. COVID19 has caused significant concern for ABA practitioners and implementation of behavior analytic service to an at-risk population. In a three-part series, participants will learn about the virus, practice considerations within ABA, risk migration, where and how to locate up to date and accurate information, and how the virus is affecting clients with marginalized identities across school setting. The CE will be led by a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst and ACE provider and a doctor of public health, certified in contract tracing of COVID19. 

 

Subject Matter Expert and Panelist:

Gemma Skuraton DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)

ACE Provider and BCBA:

Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, IBA

COVID-19 & Vaccine Confidence


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Abstract: Participants will view a 25 minute presentation outlining basic facts about the COVID-19 Vaccines’ effectiveness, benefits to the vaccine as well as address common myths and disinformation. Content is presented by a Doctor of Public Health and trained contact tracer through Johns Hopkins University. Participants will learn cultural considerations as it relates to the pandemic. A live question and answer session will be moderated with the presenter following the slide deck. All registered participants will gain access to a take home document with embedded live links to peer-reviewed information regarding the global pandemic and prevention measures.

Subject Matter Expert:

Gemma Skuraton DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)

Gatekeepers of White Supremacy Culture: Tacting Military Spouse Complicity & How We Can Do Better


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Abstract: As behavior analysts engage the responsibility of shaping future practitioners to gain competency in the field of behavior analysis and grow a culturally humble practice, the need to generalize advocacy and affirmation to their personal lives becomes more applicable. True application of anti-racism work within one’s professional responsibilities must be accompanied by lifestyle and values driven behavior. This CEU event has been created to target a population of behavior analysts also impacted by US Military life. Attendants will learn about characteristics of white supremacy culture, understand how this relates to military culture, how their behavior impacts and reinforces problematic culture, tact specific complicit behaviors of oppression, and learn next steps for decolonizing private events which influence behavior. Eligible participants will obtain 1.5 Learning BCBA CEUs.

Certified Diversity Executive and Researcher:
Gemma Skuraton DrPH, MPH, CHES, CDE, LAT, ATC, USAW, CPT, FMS, RYT-200 (she/her)

ACE Provider and BCBA:
Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA, LBA, ICA (she/her