August Stockwell, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director of Upswing Advocates, Associate Director of Research and Practice at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology August Stockwell is the Executive Director at Upswing Advocates: a nonprofit organization that provides education and research opportunities that focus on the LGBTQIA community. Over the past 10 years, August’s research has focused on topics including polyamory, communication in relationships, gender, sexual behavior, mindfulness, and effective skill-building strategies. They have a vision of using precise measurement and an individualized approach to connect people to affirming, accessible interventions that create meaningful change. August is also the Associate Director of Research in the Applied Behavior Analysis Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Worner Leland, MS, BCBA, Researcher and Educator at Upswing Advocates, BCBA at Empowered: A Center for Sexuality Worner Leland, MS, BCBA is an Researcher and Educator at Upswing Advocates and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Empowered: A Center for Sexuality. For the past several years, Worner has also served as a sex educator with a focus on expanding affirming sexual education, consent education, and education on sexuality and data collection. Their research has focused on intimacy-related behaviors in the queer community, and they value centering affirmation of all identities and relationship styles in intimacy-related research. Worner is also the President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Sexual Behavior Research and Practice Special Interest Group.
Lee Nethercott is passionate about empowering and advocating for LGBTQ and neurodiverse individuals, as well as educating people and breaking down misconceptions about these communities through research and activism. They currently co-organize Chicago Neurodiverse Queers (NQ): an LGBTQ-focused meetup group for neurodiverse individuals. For this presentation, Lee facilitated focus groups of NQ members and provided feedback and research assistance. Lee holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago and aspires to complete additional schooling to become a Sociologist. In the meantime, they enjoy baking and spending time with their dog, Sawyer.
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