On Demand Workshop: Applied Behavior Analysis and TGNC Affirming Care
This presentation was originally reviewed on November 16, 2023, and broadcast live online on November 16, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET.
The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.
Many Autistic adults, adolescents, and children identify as LGBTQIA+. Furthermore, research shows that transgender and gender diverse individuals are 3 to 6% more likely to be diagnosed with autism. Professionals in the field of applied behavior analysis are in a unique position to offer support and affirming services to transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) clients, students, supervisees, and colleagues, given the multiple barriers that TGNC people in the United States experience overall. Participants will gain an understanding of the purpose of engaging in affirming care serves, learn general best practices for Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming (TGNC) clients and learn ways to assess one’s own practices toward cultivating affirming practices.
This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors, behavior analysts, and other mental health professionals.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Describe the purpose of engaging in affirming care serves.
- Recognize general best practices for Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming (TGNC) clients.
- Identify ways to assess one’s own practices toward cultivating affirming practices.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
About The Speaker
Megan Anders has over 15 years of experience working in the Special Education field. Ms. Anders began her career as a special education teacher, receiving her master’s degree in special education with a concentration in severe disabilities from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. She continued to hone her skills working with students with severe behavioral needs by enrolling in a post master’s certificate program, also from Johns Hopkins, and moved into the position of School Behavior Specialist at Sheppard Pratt. Ms. Anders eventually obtained her board certification in behavior analysis in 2015 and became a licensed behavior analyst in the state of Maryland. Ms. Anders currently oversees the behavioral programming across 5 Sheppard Pratt Schools and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis.
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Megan B. Anders, MS, BCBA, L-BA, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.
Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSc, Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Lisa Illum, MLIS, MEd, and Jennifer Tornabene.
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Behavior Analyst Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as an Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) Provider, Provider Number: OP-22-0390. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 1 contact hour.
- 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
- 1.00 Behavior Analyst Certification BoardSheppard Pratt has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as an Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) Provider, Provider Number: OP-22-0390. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
- 1.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
- 1.00 Psychologists
- 1.00 Participation
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Workshop: Applied Behavior Analysis and TGNC Affirming Care
Megan B. Anders, MS, BCBA, L-BA
Regional Manager, Behavioral Services
Sheppard Pratt Schools
Originally reviewed November 16, 2023.
Originally broadcast live November 16, 2023, from 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: December 16, 2025.
Activity Time: One hour webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 1:15.
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