Addressing Collective Trauma and Police Brutality in the Workplace: An Anti-racist, Black-Affirming, Black Liberation and Uplifting Training

by Denisha Gingles, MS, BCBA, LBA (NY&MD)


This conversation is a special episode. Given the current events that occurred with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Abery, and the countless Black and Brown folks who have been murdered by state-sanctioned violence. We discuss the events from a personal perspective as well as a leadership perspective. We review the difference between trauma, racial trauma, and collective trauma. We also give ideas for organizations to show up for their employees. This is a CE eligible event for those who are subscribers of our Patreon.

Learning Objectives:

Identify the difference between trauma, racial trauma, and collective trauma

Identify racial and collective trauma responses

Brainstorm how to address issues in the workplace that affirm the experiences of Black people

1 Learning CE available 
Event is Designed For: Anyone, Event Level: Beginner

DISRUPT Business as Usual! Confronting Racism and White Privilege 

by Dr. Victoria Farris

In this conversation we turn a lens towards white allyship, accompliceship, and beyond. In between the behavior analytic gems, you will hear a raw and unfiltered perspective of white supremacy, racism, and the system of opression that is upheld in the United States. In this show we uplift issues we don't generally discuss in behavior analysis. We’ll review vocabulary and talk about what we can do to be more effective change agents. You’ll leave this eppy with a greater understanding of allyship, learn how to disrupt the system, and hear about differing experiences racial minorities face in the United States.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will build a foundational vocabulary and basic familiarity with topics related to identity, inclusion, and equity.

Participants will receive an overview of the DISRUPT model of effective allyship.

Learn actionable steps to further engage as an ally or accomplice.

1 Learning CE available 
Event is Designed For: Anyone, Event Level: Beginner

Sex, Sexuality, and Gender

by Worner Leland

Learning Objectives:

Define sex, gender, and sexuality through a verbal behavior context, focusing on the function of language to describe different aspects of personal identity

Describe ethical issues in the analysis of sexual behavior, and ethical considerations in serving clients with marginalized sexual and/or gender identities

Describe best practice for building competency and working within one’s scope regarding sexual behavior, and while serving clients with marginalized sexual and/or gender identities

Describe the history and principles of harm reduction as they apply to behavior analysis, and especially sexual behavior analysis

Explain how a perspective of neurodiversity differs from a more traditional view of intellectual and learning disability or mental illness, and the impact of this framework on behavior analytic sex education

1 Learning CE available 
Event is Designed For: Anyone, Event Level: Beginner

Using Pyramidal Training to Teach Behavior Analytic Principles to Latin-X Families

by Marlesha Bell

The diversity of the U.S. population is rapidly growing. Currently, treatment disparities exist between people of color who are seeking ABA services in comparison to their White counterparts. Recently, issues related to reducing these treatment disparities have been highlighted in the behavior analytic community. The following podcast show will review treatment disparities that currently exist for diverse individuals and highlight research on considering cultural variables while providing behavior analytic services.

Learning Objectives:

The participants will be able to identify some barriers for families of color to access services.

Participants will be able to identify treatment disparities between people of color and White counterparts
Participants will be able to identify ways of training when working with families from different cultural backgrounds
Participants will be able to identify if considering culture affects the effectiveness of assessment and treatment problem behavior

1 Learning CE available 
Event is Designed For: Anyone, Event Level: Beginner

Sticks and Stones: The Intersection of Verbal Behavior and Immigration

by AJ Rodrigue

This event will present a conceptual analysis of the language used in policy,
journalism and everyday conversation related to immigration, to include but not limited to: illegal, alien,
undocumented, immigrant, migrant, refugee. Antecedents and consequences of verbal behavior related
to immigration and immigrants will be examined at both unit (individual/personal) and systems levels

Learning Objectives:

The presenters will call upon their behaviorist peers to learn more about the history of
language used to shape public opinion and policy, and use the science of behavior analysis to promote
equity and acceptability of variation in culture at both the unit and systems level.

Participants will be able to connect the methodology of stimulus equivalence with the creation of stereotypes.

Participants will be able to utilize self-management techniques to build awareness and shape their own
verbal behavior related to immigration.

1 Learning CE available 
Event is Designed For: Anyone, Event Level: Beginner

Considerations in Fostering Gender Diversity, Inclusion, and Affirmation

by Arin Donovan (they/them) and Kristen Lancaster (she/her)


With the permission of BH3, Inc. and the presenters, Beautiful Humans Change is re-releasing this previously recorded training.


This presentation will define and differentiate gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation specific to the transgender and gender-nonconforming community. Relevant research and data will be presented to highlight the unique needs of transgender individuals and common barriers that impact their quality of life. Specific action steps will be outlined to promote an inclusive environment and improve cultural sensitivity among professionals in the with a highlight on navigating verbal behavior change.

This presentation is currently available for educational purposes only and it not available for CE credits.