Each year the Fellows Committee invites full members of 10 years or more and who have been out in the field 15 years or more to consider applying for Fellow status within ABCT.
Visit our Fellows page for the criteria and application information.
All materials must be received by Monday, April 3. Members will be informed by September 1. The 2017 ABCT Class of Fellows will be acknowledged at the Friday, November 17 Awards Ceremony in San Diego, CA.
THE ABCT AWARDS PROGRAM RECOGNIZES AND SALUTES INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD OF BEHAVIORAL AND COGNITIVE THERAPY AND THE INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE HELPED TO TRAIN MANY OF THESE VERY PEOPLE.
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have made significant contributions over a number of years to cognitive and/or behavior therapy.
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Clinical Activities
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have provided significant contributions to clinical work in cognitive and/or behavioral modalities. (This award alternates with the Outstanding Researcher Award and the Outstanding Education/Training Award)
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Educational/Training Activities
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have provided significant contributions toward educating and training behavior therapists. (This award alternates with the Outstanding Clinician Award and the Outstanding Researcher Award)
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Research Activities
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have provided significant contributions to the literature advancing our knowledge of behavior therapy. (This award alternates with the Outstanding Clinician Award and the Outstanding Education/Training Award)
Eligible candidates are members of ABCT in good standing who are at the associate professor level or equivalent midcareer level, and who have made significant innovative contributions to clinical practice or research on cognitive and/or behavioral modalities. (This award alternates with the Outstanding Clinician Award, the Outstanding Education/Training Award, and the Outstanding Researcher Award).
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have encouraged the clinical and/or academic and professional excellence of psychology graduate students, interns, postdocs, and/or residents. Outstanding mentors are considered those who have provided exceptional guidance to students through leadership, advisement and activities aimed at providing opportunities for professional development, networking and future growth. Appropriate nominators are current or past students of the mentor. (This Award Rotates with Outstanding Training Program Award)
Outstanding Training Program
This award will be given to a training program that has made a significant contribution to training behavior therapists and/or promoting behavior therapy. Training programs can include graduate (doctoral or master's), predoctoral internship, postdoctoral programs, institutes, or continuing education initiatives.
Distinguished Friend to Behavior Therapy
Eligible candidates for this award should NOT be members of ABCT, but are individuals who have promoted the mission of cognitive and/or behavioral work outside of our organization.
Anne Marie Albano Early Career Award for Excellence in the Integration of Science and Practice
The purpose of this award is to recognize early career professionals who share Dr. Albano's core commitments. This award includes a cash prize to support travel to the ABCT Annual Meeting and to sponsor participation in a clinical treatment workshop. Eligibility requirements are as follows: 1) Candidates must be active members of ABCT, 2) New/Early Career Professionals within the first 5 years of receiving his or her doctoral degree (PhD, PsyD, EdD). Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to child and adolescent mental health care.
Student Dissertation Awards
Each award will be given to one student based on his/her doctoral dissertation proposal. The research should be relevant to behavior therapy. Accompanying this honor will be a monetary award (see above) to be used in support of research (e.g., to pay participants, to purchase testing equipment) and/or to facilitate travel to the ABCT convention. Eligible candidates for this award should be student members who have already had their dissertation proposal approved and are investigating an area of direct relevance to behavior therapy, broadly defined. A student's dissertation mentor may complete the nomination. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor.
- Virginia A. Roswell Student Dissertation Award
- Leonard Krasner Student Dissertation Award
- John R. Z. Abela Student Dissertation Award
Student Travel Award
This award is designed to recognize excellence among our student presenters and to aid in allaying some of the significant travel costs associated with presenting at the convention. Accompanying this honor will be a monetary award ($500) to be used to facilitate travel to the ABCT convention. Nominees must be speaking at the ABCT annual convention as a symposium presenter (i.e., first author on a symposium talk), panel participant, or moderator; student members of ABCT in good standing; enrolled as a student at the time of the convention, including individuals on predoctoral internships but excluding postbaccalaureates. To be eligible, students must first have their symposium or panel submission for this yearâ€™s ABCT convention accepted for presentation.
Submissions for the Student Travel Award will be accepted until July 28, 2017
Outstanding Service to ABCT
This award is presented to a person who has actively demonstrated exceptional dedication, persistence, excellence, and rigor regarding the association's operation and activities.
Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Poster Awards
This award is given to student first authors whose posters have been accepted for presentation at ABCT's Annual Convention. The winners each receive an ABCT Student Membership and a complimentary general registration at ABCT's next Annual Convention. To be eligible, students must first have their poster submission for this year's ABCT convention accepted for presentation. Student first authors are then invited to submit for consideration for the award.
Submissions for the Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Poster Awards will be accepted until July 28, 2017
President's New Researcher Award
This award is solicited by the current ABCT President and is judged by the President, Past President, and incoming President of the Association.
The award will be based upon an early program of research that reflects factors such as: consistency with the mission of ABCT;
independent work published in high-impact journals; and promise of developing theoretical or practical applications that represent clear advances to the field
While nominations consistent with the conference theme are particularly encouraged, submissions will be accepted on any topic relevant to cognitive behavior therapy, including but not limited to topics such as the development and testing of models,
innovative practices, technical solutions novel venues for service delivery, and new applications of well-established psychological principles.
Submissions must include one paper copy of both the paper and the author's vita and supporting letters (if the latter are included) and an email to: PNRAward@abct.org.
Eligible papers must (a) be authored by an ABCT member with five years or less posttraining experience (e.g., post-Ph.D. or post-residency); and (b) have been published in the last two years or currently be in press.
The winner receives a certificate and a cash prize of $500.
Submission deadline: August 1, 2017