ABCT is pleased to offer full members a Fellow membership category.
Potential applicants: Before completing an application, please review the minimum criteria listed below:
- Receipt of a graduate degree in an area relevant to behavioral and cognitive therapies;
- Full (not Student) membership in ABCT for at least 10 years (does not have to be continuous);
- Active engagement at the time of nomination/application in the advancement of behavioral and/or cognitive therapies;
- Fifteen years of acceptable professional experience subsequent to the granting of the graduate degree.
Note that the above are merely the minimum criteria to be considered for Fellow status. If you meet these criteria and wish to apply for Fellow status, the Fellows Committee will conduct a rigorous review of your application materials. Successful applications will clearly detail evidence of the candidate's sustained, outstanding, and unusual contributions to ABCT and to cognitive behavior therapy or related areas. Potential applicants should carefully review the Fellows criteria, linked below, before submitting materials.
All applications must include two letters of recommendation. Recommenders should be current ABCT Fellows (preferred) or long-standing ABCT members who have demonstrated sustained, outstanding contributions to the field. A list of current ABCT Fellows is linked below. Recommendation letters should describe and provide detailed evidence of the candidate's outstanding and unusual contributions in one or more areas listed in the Fellow Criteria document. Recommendation letters must be emailed directly to: email@example.com no later than April 3, 2017.
The Fellows Committee will consider applications from Full members once per year. The 2017 deadline for receipt of all application materials is Monday, April 3. Applicants will receive notification of the Board's decision by September 1, 2017. The 2017 Fellows class will be acknowledged at the ABCT Awards Ceremony in San Diego and on our website. Successful candidates will receive a certificate indicating their Fellow status within ABCT and a ribbon at the Annual Convention. For additional questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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