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ABCT congratulates the 2018 award winners!

Awards Ceremony: Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Delaware A & B

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Career/Lifetime Achievement

Linda Carter Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP, Nova Southeastern University

Mark B. Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP, Nova Southeastern University

Outstanding Mentor

Ricardo Muñoz, Ph.D., Palo Alto University

Midcareer Innovator

Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, Ph.D., National Center for PTSD and Stanford University

Outstanding Service to ABCT

Former Behavior Therapy Editors Richard G. Heimberg, Ph.D., Temple University; Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and Michelle G. Newman, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Distinguished Friend to Behavior Therapy

Joel Sherrill, Ph.D., Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIMH

Anne Marie Albano Early Career Award for Excellence in the Integration of Science and Practice

Joseph McGuire, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Virginia A. Roswell Student Dissertation Award

Gabriela Khazanov, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Leonard Krasner Student Dissertation Award

Eric Lee, M.A., Utah State University

John R. Z. Abela Student Dissertation Award

Joanna Kim, M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Student Research Grant Recipients

Laurel D. Sarfan, Miami University (Ohio), "Using the Approach Avoid Task: Testing the Relation Between Implicit and Explicit Experiential Avoidance and Social Anxiety Symptoms"

HONORABLE MENTION: Daniel P. Moriarty, Temple University, "Reward Sensitivity, Stress Reactivity, and Mood Psychopathology"

ADAA Travel Awards

Shannon Blakey, M.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Martha Falkenstein, Ph.D., McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

ABCT's Annual Convention will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from November 15-18, 2018.

Did you know that Annual Convention registration rates are discounted for ABCT members? So, have you renewed your ABCT membership yet?

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Hurry, pre-registration rates for the convention end on October 15, 2018! Please note that this date is also the deadline to reserve your hotel room at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Have questions? Contact Dakota McPherson at with membership questions or Tonya Childers at with convention questions.

ABCT weighs in on the effects on children of being separated from their parents

Members consulted the literature on this, and posted results from the literature. Needless to say, the findings don't paint pretty pictures. Studies included refugees in Christmas Island, survivors of natural disaster in Australia, left behind children in China, and more.

Detention is not good for children; children in detention handle it better if with their parents; Chinese children left behind as their migrant parents work fair worse than children who accompany their migrant parents even though the living conditions are tougher; foster care, when parents are alive, is sometimes a source of confusion.

Problems are detailed in our posting, with full coverage here

Coming to DC?

Acceptance letters for all submissions have gone out. If you haven't received yours, please write our Convention Manager, Stephen Crane, at

WCBCT2019 Berlin

Call for Papers has gone out and registration is open.

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and more on ABCT's International Committee's work, see



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