Vote in the 2014 ABCT Election

Meet the Candidates

President-Elect: 2014-2015

Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D.

Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Biobehavioral Sciences and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has a private practice, supervises clinical trainees, has written several CBT self-help books and therapist guides, and provided many workshops on CBT.

Lata K. McGinn, Ph.D.

Lata McGinn received her Ph.D. from Fordham University in 1993, completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, and joined the faculty before moving to her current position in 2000. She is currently a tenured Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training, and Director of CBT Training at the Clinical Program, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University.

Representative-at-Large (Liaison to Membership Issues): 2014-2017

Keith S. Dobson, Ph.D.

Keith Dobson is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, where he is currently the Training Director for the Clinical Psychology Program, and Director of the Depression Research Laboratory. He has also served as head of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Psychology program.

Bryce D. McLeod, Ph.D.

Bryce D. McLeod is Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is the Director of the Child/Adolescent Track in the Clinical Psychology Program. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D.

Clayton Neighbors is a Professor and the Director of the Social Psychology Program at the University of Houston. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington, where he also spent several years on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Consider the Issues

A proposed revision of Bylaws Article III: a Fellows member category

The purpose of this new category is to recognize ABCT members who have made outstanding contributions to cognitive behavioral therapy and the mission of ABCT. Fellow status is a formal recognition by professional peers that an individual has achieved great distinction in the field. Election to fellow status requires evidence of outstanding contributions or performance in service of the mission of ABCT. Fellow status requires that a person's work has had a significant national or international influence on the field. A high level of competence or steady and continuing contributions alone are not sufficient to warrant fellow status.

A proposed revision of Bylaws Article II: an updated Mission Statement

The Board of Directors reviews the Association's mission statement when they engage in a strategic planning meeting. In an effort to make our statement more accessible to the public in terms of our outreach and dissemination efforts, we would like to update the mission statement.


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