The Behavior Analyst’s Role in Increasing The Fourth P: A Critical Review of The Fight Against Commercial Sexual Trafficking

by Alisha Sanders, MA, BCBA The year 2000 was pivotal in the fight against commercial sexual trafficking. The president signed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and the U.N. established the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking. (The State Department, 2002; United Nations, 2002) For the first time in history, government organizations recognized the epidemic […]

Staff Training in Sex Education

An except from Sorah Stein, MA, BCBA, CSE A concerning number of BCBA and BCaBA appear to be addressing sexuality education and sexual behavior as falling within the scope of practice for BCBA and BCaBA, as merely topographies of behavior. This paper will present the steps one can take towards additional training and expertise in […]


Thank you all so much for participating at this year’s annual conference in Chicago, IL. It was so wonderful to connect with so many folks invested in this work! Thank you so much to all of our symposia presenters and panelists, and the quality they brought to their work and to the conference this year. […]

Bringing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Research to Budapest

September 27-28, 2019, scholars from around the globe will present their research, clinical experience, and views at the 2nd International Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference in Budapest, Hungary. There are a number of factors giving rise to concentrated attention in the area of advancing sexual and gender minority psychotherapies. First, despite a […]

LGBTQIA Affirming Ethics Across Fields

by Worner Leland, MS, BCBA and August Stockwell, PhD, BCBA-D, Upswing Advocates As helping professionals working with marginalized populations, it is important to be cognizant of the ways in which the LGBTQIA community faces disparity in access to services from helping professionals, in spite of the disproportionate need. According to the National Association for Mental […]

Sex Toys and Safety

by Rayhana Ahmed, Sara Billings, and Alyssa DiDio, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Sexual stimulation, whether socially mediated or individually engaged in, frequently involves the use of sexual tools or toys, especially for women. In a 2009 study, approximately 40% of women reported use of a vibrator either alone or with a partner within […]