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ABCT is seeking a Web editor to assist in updating material in, and developing policies for, its Web site. The position is funded with an honorarium. The role principally involves helping to develop content for the Web site and reviewing the site and navigational structure to ensure it remains best suited to our audiences.

Technological knowledge is less essential, and the web editor is not expected to post to the site or otherwise take on the function of a web master.

The following mission statement and strategy statement detail information on the proposed aims, activities, and audiences of this new Web site effort.

Web Page Mission Statement

The Web page serves a central function as the public face of ABCT.

As such, it has core functions linked to the mission and goals of the organization: facilitating the appropriate utilization and growth of CBT as a professional activity and serving as a resource and information source for matters related to CBT.

Informational and resource activities are directed toward three conceptual groups:

  • Members-with emphasis on providing an interface for many of the administrative functions of the organization, including conference information, dues, public listing of therapists, etc.
  • Nonmember Professionals-to advertise the comparative efficacy, diversity of styles, and methods of cognitive-behavior therapy, with additional information on training opportunities, available syllabi, and new findings in the scientific literature.
  • Consumers-to provide information and treatment resources on disorders and their treatment, with emphasis on the style, "feel," and efficacy of cognitive-behavior therapy, as well as information on additional issues that consumers confront in treatment (e.g., combined treatments, relapse prevention, etc.).

Web Page Strategy Statement

One of the broader changes in the architecture of the Web page is that our content will now come up on searches. Accordingly, we plan content that will bring professionals and consumers to our site.

The Web editor will need to liaise with associate editors, periodical editors, committees, and SIGs for content. Such content includes:

  • Diagnosis-specific information pages (e.g., information on depression and its treatment)
  • Efficacy information (comparative, combination treatment issues)
  • The "feel" of cognitive-behavioral treatment
  • CBT, BT, DBT, RET . . . what is in a name?
  • Recent research findings
  • Position statements-regarding issues in the field (to clarify what our organization stands for)
  • Speakers bureau
  • Links to publications
  • Helping media find the right person to discuss a topic
  • CBT curricula
  • Featured therapist of the month
  • Research funding available
  • Learning opportunities

ABCT's web site is now a mature site, having undergone several structural revisions. There will be another following the conclusion of an evaluation of our existing database and web. We are looking for a member to help us maximize our own web's outreach potential and grow it while maintaining structural integrity. In addition, candidates can apprentice with our current web master, learning the interface among web editor, web master, and central office.

How to Apply

ABCT members interested in applying for this position should contact David Teisler, Director of Communications, ABCT, at teisler@abct.org. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019.



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