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For President Elect
James Herbert

James Herbert (B.A., University of Texas; Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is a cognitive behavioral psychologist specializing in novel mindfulness and acceptance-based models of behavior therapy, mood and anxiety disorders, remote Internet-based treatment, and the promotion of evidence-based practice in mental health.


Gail Steketee

Gail Steketee, Ph.D. is Professor and Dean of the Boston University School of Social Work. She joined ABCT (AABT) in the late 1970s while training with Drs. Wolpe and Foa and hasn’t missed a meeting since.


For Secretary Treasurer

Mary Larimer

Dr. Larimer received her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 1992, and is Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors at UW.


Douglas Woods

Doug Woods received his M.S. from North Dakota State University in 1995, and his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 1999. Dr. Woods completed his predoctoral internship at the Nebraska Internship Consortium in 1999.


For Representative at Large

Christopher Flessner

Christopher (Chris) A. Flessner, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed his internship and T32/postdoctoral training at Brown Medical School.


Sandra Pimentel

Sandra Pimentel is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center–New York State Psychiatric Institute and Associate Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders.


Jennifer Sayrs

Dr. Sayrs received her doctorate at the University of Nevada, Reno. She studied DBT and behavioral theory in graduate school, then was a postdoctoral fellow at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington.


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