Thank you all so much for participating at this year’s annual conference. It was so meaningful to see so many of you invested in sexual behavior research and practice. We so appreciated all of our symposia presenters and the quality they brought to their work and to the conference this year. On Sunday, May 27th, […]

Culturally Competent Research Assistance with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations

by K. J. Comerford, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology As a non-binary research assistant who works with TGNC populations, I value the opportunity to learn about the experiences of TGNC folks from varied backgrounds. This is important because it provides information on the unique qualities that shape individuals’ experiences, which can be useful in […]

Navigating Jealousy in Romantic Relationships

by August Stockwell, PhD, BCBA-D and Worner Leland, MS, BCBA, Upswing Advocates Romantic jealousy can involve a fear of losing a partner to a real or potential romantic rival, fear of the unknown, fear of change in a relationship, and a fear of abandonment (Wagner, 2010). Research shows that jealousy is a common emotion, and […]

The Importance of Creating a Safe Space for Your LGBTQ Disabled Clients

by Janani Vaidya, MS, BCBA There has been a marginal increase in the interest in the topics of sex and sexuality education to individual with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. Even after the American Disabilities Act was passed in 1990, there is still ongoing work to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities—including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and […]