Call for Papers
Program Chair: Kiara R. Timpano, Ph.D.
ABCT has always celebrated advances in clinical science. We now find ourselves at the cusp of a new era, marked by technological advances in a range of different disciplines that have the potential to dramatically affect the clinical science we conduct and the treatments we deliver. These innovations are already influencing our investigations of etiological hypotheses, and are similarly opening new frontiers in the ways that assessments and treatments are developed, patients access help, clinicians monitor response, and the broader field disseminates evidence-based practices. Building on the strong, theoretical and practical foundations of CBT, we have the exciting opportunity to use our multidisciplinary values to identify new and emerging technologies that could catapult our research on mental health problems and well-being to the next level.
The theme of ABCT's 52nd Annual Convention, "Cognitive Behavioral Science, Treatment, and Technology," is intended to showcase research, clinical practice, and training that:
- Uses cutting-edge technology and new tools to increase our understanding of mental health problems and underlying mechanisms;
- Investigates how a wide range of technologies can help us improve evidence-based practices in assessment and the provision of more powerful interventions; and
- Considers the role technology can have in training a new generation of evidence-based treatment providers at home and across the globe.
The convention will highlight how advances in clinical science can be strengthened and propelled forward through the integration of multidisciplinary technologies.
Submissions may be in the form of symposia, clinical round tables, panel discussions, and posters.