Practitioner Training for LGBTQIA+

Practitioner Training for LGBTQIA+

Practitioner Training for LGBTQIA+ is an introductory level training appropriate for social services professions such as; Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT), Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Educators/Special Education Teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Mental Health Professionals, Physical Therapists (DPT/PTA) and more.

Training 1: Shaping Verbal Behavior towards an Inclusive and Trauma Informed Practice: 

Practitioners will be expected to challenge their learning history of gender training. They will be able to define sexual orientation, gender and sexual minority (GSM), gender vs physical sex, sex assigned at birth and how to appropriately label and refer and shape their verbal behavior as it relates to their clients in this population. Practitioners will learn how the political affects the personal and how to begin creating a safe and affirming environment as they work within a trauma informed framework with LGBTQAI+ clients.

Length: 1 Hour

Format: Teleconference

Cost: available at inquiry

Training 2: Affirming Spaces: Allyship is a Verb Not a Noun: 

Practitioners will learn how to increase their scope to include behaviors which affirm their clients and families. They will learn how to recognize and minimize microaggression within their own behaviors, how to self- correct incorrect use of pronouns, how to locate resources to continue to increase their scope in this area, and learn ways to ensure their programming and materials represent their client. 

Length: 1 Hour

Format: Teleconference

Cost: available at inquiry

Training 3: The Intersection of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Sexual Minority

Discuss the intersectionality of ASD and GSM. Practitioners will learn more about the intersection of neurodiversity and LGBTQAI+. Practitioners will role play how to respond to questions, or address their clients as it relates to building skills, and decreasing problem behaviors. 

Length: 1 Hour

Format: Teleconference

Cost: available at inquiry

Course Trainer and Developer: Gabrielle Barrientos MAE, BCBA LBA (she/her)

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

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Statement on ABA
Twice Consulting Services acknowledges the historic and current harm of Applied Behavior Analysis. TCS and it’s founders, recognize the traditional prescription of practices through a binary, homophobic, transphobic, and ableist lens. TCS continues to shape their practices by listening to, and learning from, the lived experiences of Autistic Self-Advocates. Futhermore, TCS recognizes the harm Applied Behavior Analysis played in the original creation of conversion therapy. Twice Consulting Services stands with the LGBTQAI+ community and believes in order to work as agents of change, our roles are best served from within the field than outside of it. We are committed to providing an affirming environment for all. See Twice Consulting Services Company Values for more information regarding our company’s philosophy.