Special Interest Group Descriptions

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Current ABCT Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A list of current SIGs is offered below. To Join a SIG, please contact the respective SIG leader listed below. Each SIG is run independently by its own leadership.

More information is available on how to create a new SIG.

As a service to its members and to others interested in behavior therapy and cognitive behavior therapy, ABCT has included helpful website links to SIGs and organizations with similar interests and goals. ABCT neither reviews nor endorses these linked websites and is not responsible for their content.


Addictive Behaviors SIG

The Addictive Behaviors SIG (SIG AB) provides a platform within ABCT for members to communicate and collaborate regarding substance use topics that include but are not limited to: research examining etiological factors and mechanisms that perpetuate substance use and related disorders, intervention and treatment, harm reduction strategies, and the impact of substance use on health and behavior. The SIG AB welcomes members who are interested in joining a group of researchers, clinicians, mental health professionals, and students who want to connect with other ABCT members in this area of research and treatment. As a whole, our SIG promotes increased awareness of issues surrounding substance use, active involvement in ABCT, and communication among members at the annual conference and throughout the year. Please visit our website for more information or contact us directly!


Contact Information: Jeremiah Weinstock, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Saint Louis University

Department of Psychology

Shannon Hall, Room 208

3511 Laclede Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63103-2010

Phone: 314-977-2137

Email: jweinsto@slu.edu


African Americans in Behavior Therapy SIG

To provide support for and to facilitate research and practice guidelines for the use of Cognitive and Behavior Therapy with African American populations.

Contact Information: Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences Department

University of Connecticut, Bousfield 167

406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020, Storrs, CT 06269-1020

Cell: (502) 608-7483

Email: monnica.williams@uconn.edu


Aging Behavior & Cognitive Therapy SIG

The purpose of the Aging Behavior and Cognitive Therapy SIG is to promote communication and collaboration among health professionals interested in aging issues, particularly within behavioral and cognitive-behavioral frameworks, across both clinical and research domains. In order to fulfill this purpose, the SIG will act to: promote awareness of aging issues within ABCT, increase involvement in the SIG and in ABCT for those who have interests in aging, and be responsive to the needs of the members of the organization and changes in the professional environment.

Contact Information: Kristen H. Sorocco, Ph.D.

1122 NE 13th St, ORB 1200, Oklahoma City, OK 73177

Phone:(405) 456-1454

Email: Kristen-sorocco@ouhsc.edu


Anxiety Disorders SIG


The purpose of the Anxiety Disorders SIG is to disseminate information to members on current research developments and practice innovations with respect to anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. Currently, SIG membership includes annual publication of a book containing more than 500 research abstracts on anxiety disorders, an opportunity to present anxiety-related research at the annual SIG poster exposition at ABCT, opportunities to win awards for anxiety-related research, access to the Anxiety Disorders SIG e-mail list, a website, and a newsletter.

Contact Information: Angela Cathey, M.A., LPC

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate

Wichita State University

Email: angela17@gmail.com


Asian American Issues in Behavior Therapy & Research SIG


The purpose of this SIG is to provide a forum and network for mental health professionals and students who are interested in issues involving Asian Americans in Behavior Therapy and research. Anyone (including Non-Asian descendents) interested in sharing ideas and experience in culturally sensitive assessment, clinical training, treatment, research and other clinically relevant issues are encouraged to join. This SIG provides the field of behavior therapy with a more accurate representation of Asian/Asian American perspectives in mental health.

Contact Information: Janie J. Hong, Ph.D., San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

5435 College Avenue, Suite 108, Oakland, California, 94618

Phone: (510) 652-4455 ext. 17

Fax: (510) 380-2988

Email: jjh@sfbacct.com


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) SIG

The Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) SIG is a collegial group of practitioners and researchers interested in new and empirically-supported assessment techniques and psychosocial interventions that identify and ameliorate ADHD-related deficits. We also seek to highlight related areas of research, including cognitive and neurological mechanisms of ADHD pathology, associated behavioral characteristics and outcomes, and the effects of comorbidity. Keeping with converging research findings, the ADHD SIG supports a developmental approach to understanding this disorder, and as such welcomes members focusing on child, adolescent, and/or adult populations.

Contact Information: Dustin E. Sarver

Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics, Center for Advancement of Youth

Porter Hall

Athens OH 45701-2979

Phone: (601) 815-5994

Email: dsarver@umc.edu


Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders SIG


The Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders SIG is committed to sharing ideas and recent findings about children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders. Cognitive-behavioral treatments are relatively new for this population in terms of systematic evaluation. ASD and other developmental disorders affect millions of individuals in the US and elsewhere, many of whom are functioning in the average to superior range of cognitive abilities. The cognitive and language-based aspects of CBT are likely to be accessible and useful to many people with ASD and related disorders, and it is the mission of this SIG to advance efforts to make cognitive-behavioral treatments relevant and accessible to affected individuals. The SIG provides a forum for dissemination of relevant basic and clinical research findings, including descriptive outcome studies, the effects of comorbidity, and studies of CBT for individuals with autism spectrum and other developmental disorders.

Contact Information: Lauren Moskowitz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

St. John's University

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, NY 11439

Phone: (718) 990-6418

Email: MoskowiL@stjohns.edu

Contact Information: Cy Nadler, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine

2401 Gillham Road

| Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: (816) 234-3674

Fax: : (816) 346-1382

Email: cnadler@cmh.edu


Behavior Analysis SIG

The Behavior Analysis SIG gives emphasis to the contextual, selectionist, and scientific theoretical foundations of behavior therapy. Behavior analytic principles provide process level accounts for therapeutic change in CBT interventions ranging from exposure and cognitive restructuring to acceptance and mindfulness. This SIG is committed to maintaining contemporary behavior analytic accounts of human behavior and therapeutic process of change. It is the mission of the members of this SIG to ensure that our conceptual understanding of the processes of change in therapy keeps pace with the evolving technology used to foster such change.

Contact Information: Moria Smoski, Ph.D.

Duke University

109 Civitan Bldg

2213 Elba St, Durham, NC 27705

Phone: (919) 684-6717

Email: moria.smoski@duke.edu


Behavioral Medicine and Integrated Primary Care SIG

The purpose of the Behavioral Medicine and Integrated Primary Care SIG is to disseminate information to members on current behavioral research and practice regarding health promotion (e.g., HIV prevention, exercise), the treatment of medical problems (e.g., chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes), and providing consultation and intervention on mental health problems in primary care and other healthcare settings. The Behavioral Medicine and Integrated Primary Care SIG hopes to strengthen the membership and scope of ABCT by providing a forum for researchers and scientists of a variety of professional backgrounds to discuss the use of CBT research and practice to promote health and treat medical problems as well as to support work from a public health perspective. Moreover, the SIG seeks to provide a forum for networking for behavioral medicine and primary care-based CBT professionals and researchers.

Contact Information:Cara Fuchs, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Phone:(617) 732-9811

Email: chfuchs@partners.org

Contact Information: Aaron J. Blashill, Ph.D.

Email: cara.fuchs@gmail.com

Contact Information: Aaron J. Blashill, Ph.D.

6363 Alvarado Court, Suite #103

San Diego, CA 92120

Phone: 617-643-2148

Email: aaron.blashill@sdsu.ed


Behavioral Sleep Medicine SIG

To promote the social, professional, and scholarly interaction of individuals who share an interest in insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Contact Information: Colleen E. Carney, Ph.D.

Ryerson University, Sleep and Depression Laboratory

Department of Psychology

Jorgenson Hall

Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3,


Email: ccarney@psych.ryerson.ca


Bipolar Disorders

The Bipolar Disorders SIG welcomes members who are focused on the etiology and treatment of bipolar spectrum disorders. The members cover the developmental course of bipolar disorder, from juvenile to adult bipolar disorder, and span interests in assessment, clinical description, culture, outcomes, risk factors, and treatment models. This SIG has a particular investment in providing a nurturing atmosphere for idea exchange, and a forum to help promote the development of junior scientists.

Contact Information: Lauren B. Alloy, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Joseph Wolpe Distinguished Faculty Fellow Director of Clinical Training Department of Psychology Temple University

Phone: 401-455-6304

Fax: 401-455-6235

Email: Lauren_Weinstock@Brown.edu


Contact Information: Anna Van Meter, Ph.D.

Email: anna.vanmeter@einstein.yu.edu


Child & Adolescent Anxiety SIG


The Child and Adolescent Anxiety Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed to facilitate advancements in the field of child and adolescent anxiety disorders. To this end, the SIG aims to:

  • provide an arena for members to discuss current controversies, limitations of research and directions for future research;
  • foster collaboration amongst researchers and clinicians; and
  • provide an avenue for members to network with colleagues sharing a common interest.

Contact Information: Cara Settipani, Ph.D.

640 Adelaide St W

Toronto, ON M6J1A9


Phone:(647) 573-3196

Email: settipa@nyspi.columbia.edu


Contact Information: Clark R. Goldstein, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist and Founder of Growth Psychology, P.C.

Phone: (516) 253-4100

Fax: (516) 253-4100

Email: Dr.Clark.Goldstein@growthpsychology.net

Website: www.Growthpsychology.net


Child & Adolescent Depression SIG

Child & Adolescent Depression SIG

Contact Information: Jennifer L. Hughes, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care

Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75390-9119

Phone: Phone: 214-648-6677

Email: Jennifer.Hughes@utsouthwestern.edu


Child Maltreatment & Interpersonal Violence SIG

The Child Maltreatment and Interpersonal Violence SIG provides an opportunity for ABCT members with interests related to child physical and sexual abuse, neglect, psychological abuse, intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and sexual violence to network and exchange ideas about current research and clinical issues in these areas. In addition to fostering professional relationships, this group seeks to: 1) promote research and empirically-based interventions addressing the many facets of child maltreatment and interpersonal violence; 2) facilitate the dissemination of research findings to help professionals address the needs of those impacted by child maltreatment and interpersonal violence, and; 3) increase professional and societal awareness of issues related to maltreatment and violence. SIG members receive our SIG newsletter and informational emails with news, activities, and opportunities related to violence and abuse.

Contact Information: Melanie D. Hetzel-Riggin

Western Illinois University

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, 4951 College Drive

Erie, PA 16563

Email: Mdh33@psu.edu


Child & School-Related Issues SIG

Contact Information:Fabian Boe, Ph.D.

Email: fagiurgioaei@gmail.com


Clinical Psychology at Liberal Arts Colleges SIG

Contact Information: Sarah Markowitz

Wells College

170 Main St.

Aurora, NY 13026

Phone: 607-398-0846

Email: sarah.markowitz@gmail.com


Clinical Research Methods and Statistics SIG

Contact Information: Alex De Nadai, Doctoral Student

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

2500 North State Street

Jackson, MS 39216

Email: adenadai@umc.edu


Contact Information: Hanjoo Kim, M.S.

378 Moore Building

University Park, PA 16802-3103

Phone: (814) 863-0115

Email: hzk136@psu.edu


Cognitive Therapy SIG

The Cognitive Therapy SIG recognizes a wide diversity of approaches within Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, some placing emphasis on behavioral models, others on experiential models and others on cognitive models. The Cognitive Therapy Special Interest Group will focus on all forms of cognitive therapy that stress the central role of cognitive processing in the development, maintenance and treatment of psychopathology.

Contact Information: Bradford C. Richards, Ph.D.,

The Cognitive Behavioral Institute of Albuquerque, LLC

1 San Rafael Ave Ne

Albuquerque, NM 87122-1116

Phone: (505) 823-1600

Email: br@cogtherapy.com


Couples Research & Treatment SIG


The SIG provides a forum for academic and professional networking among individuals conducting research and/ or interventions with couples. Areas of common interest include: interaction processes, individual differences, assessment, prevention, intervention and treatment, grant funding, translation of basic research about couples into effective intervention and treatment, methodology in couples research, special problems facing couples such as infidelity, sexual dysfunction and psychological and physical aggression.

Contact Information: CJ Eubanks Fleming, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Campus Box 2337

Elon University

Elon, NC 27244

Email: cfleming6@elon.edu

Contact Information: Julianne Flanagan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Addiction Sciences Division

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina

67 President Street

Charleston, SC 29425

Email: hellmuth@musc.edu


Dissemination & Implementation Science SIG


The Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group (SIG) promotes research on how to better disseminate and implement evidence based practices by behavioral health care stakeholders (e.g., practitioners, policy-makers, consumers, etc.). Our goals include (1) helping members network with like-minded colleagues, (2) collaborating with stakeholders to identify what works for them, what they need, and how best to provide evidence-based practices, and (3) communicating the benefits of evidence-based practices in order to increase consumer demand for effective treatments.

Contact Information: Rinad Beidas, PhD

Assistant Professor

Incoming Leader, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Dissemination

and Implementation Special Interest Group (DIS-SIG) Director, Penn Implementation

Science Working Group Director, Implementation Research Center for Mental Health

University of Pennsylvania

3535 Market Street

3rd floor, 3015

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office: 215-746-1759

Cell: 617-519-6676

Fax: 215-349-8715

Email: rbeidas@upenn.edu


Forensic Issues and Externalizing Behaviors SIG

The Forensic Issues and Externalizing Behaviors SIG is dedicated to the application of cognitive-behavioral principles to the understanding, prevention, assessment and treatment of externalizing behaviors that put individuals at risk for harming others and themselves, and for criminal justice involvement. Members strive to understand and find better solutions for addressing a broad range of antisocial behaviors that lead to immeasurable human suffering worldwide, and to improve the lives of some of society's most marginalized members and the lives of those impacted by antisocial behavior. Clinical and research activities span both community and forensic contexts and encompass such issues as: Antisociality, delinquency, anger, psychopathy, aggression, intimate partner and family violence, forensic assessment, oppositional and disruptive behaviors, sexual offending, addictions, recidivism, forensic treatment, policing, legal consultation, victimology, and various influences on antisocial behavior (sociocultural, dispositional, and environmental). A primary goal of the Forensic Issues and Externalizing Behaviors SIG is to provide a network for members to discuss up-to-date information related to research, application, and training on CBT principles relevant to at-risk and justice-involved individuals and their families. Interested professionals and students can be added to the Forensic Issues and Externalizing Behaviors Special Interest Group LISTSERV by sending an e-mail to TafrateR@mail.ccsu.edu

Contact Information: Raymond "Chip" Tafrate, Central Connecticut State University

PO BOX 4010, DEPT OF CRIMINOLOGY, New Britain, CT 06050-4010

Phone: (860) 832-3147

Email: TafrateR@mail.ccsu.edu


Contact Information: Bradley A. White, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

109 Williams Hall (0436)

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0001

Phone: (540) 231-1382

Email: whiteba@vt.edu


Functional Analytic Psychotherapy SIG

Contact Information: Lindsey Knott, MA

Per: Jonathan W. Kanter, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

Box 351525

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: (832) 465-5853

Email: LindseyEKnott@gmail.com


Hispanic Issues in Behavior Therapy SIG


The HIBT SIG has two primary goals: (1) to support interest in clinical work and research focusing on Hispanic issues in behavior therapy, and (2) to raise awareness of behavior therapy activities in Latin America and Spain.

Contact Information: Antonio Polo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical Child Area

DePaul University

2219 N Kenmore Ave

Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: 773-325-7183

Email: apolo@depaul.edu


Men's Mental & Physical Health SIG

Contact Information: Jonathan Green, PhD, Co-President

150 S. Huntington Avenue (116B-2), Boston, MA 02130

Email: Green.JonathanD@gmail.com


Contact Information: Claire Lisco, M.A., Co-President Behavioral Science Lab

Department of Psychology Georgia State University, P.O. Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302-5010

Email: Claire.Lisco@gmail.com


Military Psychology

The mission of the Military Psychology SIG is to promote communication and collaboration among professionals interested in issues concerning military service and mental health. Populations of interest include current and former military servicemembers, as well as military families. Topics of interest include best practices, innovative treatments, training opportunities, and developing research in the areas of military culture, common issues effecting military personnel and families (e.g., PTSD, depression and suicide, substance abuse, re-adjustment difficulties, family issues, etc), and more. We welcome your involvement in our discussion groups and your submissions to the ABCT conference.

Contact Information: Ari Lowell, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Columbia Veterans Research Center

Instructor in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry

Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute

1051 Riverside Drive, Suite 3305

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

1051 Riverside Drive, Room 3305

New York, NY 10032

Email: ari.lowell@gmail.com

Website http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/militarypsychsig


Mindfulness & Acceptance SIG

The goals of the Mindfulness and Acceptance SIG is 1) to provide a forum to members for the development and dissemination of a behavioral science infused with mindfulness and acceptance techniques-including the discussion of current controversies and limitations of current research and directions for future research in these areas; 2) to provide information for training in mindfulness and acceptance schemes; 3) to foster collaboration and free exchange among researchers and clinicians, and ; 4) to create opportunities for members to network with colleagues who share these common interests.

Contact Information: Moria Smoski, Ph.D.

Duke University

109 Civitan Bldg

2213 Elba St

Durham, NC 27705

Phone: (919) 684-6717

Email: moria.smoski@duke.edu


Native American Issues in Behavior Therapy & Research SIG

Our purpose is to provide a link between traditional Native American values and contemporary psychology. We welcome and encourage people of all ethnicities to join in our endeavors to increase the representation of Native American mental health issues at ABCT, disseminate research and other important information, and network with other interested groups and individuals.

Contact Information: John W. Klocek, Ph.D.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Office of Mental Health Operations (10NC5)

Phone: 972-825-3436

Email: john.klocek@va.gov

Contact Information: Maureen A. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Oklahoma State University


Stillwater, OK 74078-3064

Phone: (405) 744-6823

Email: maureen.sullivan@okstate.edu


Neurocognitive Therapies/ Translational Research SIG


The Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research SIG seeks to bridge the gap between basic and applied science in understanding the nature and treatment of psychiatric disorders. We are interested in multidisciplinary research and the application of cognitive and affective neuroscience to improve the conceptualization and effectiveness of interventions. Researchers and practitioners in this SIG are interested in brain imaging, neuropsychological and cognitive training, and related techniques as tools for increasing our understanding of anxiety, depression, addictions, schizophrenia, ADHD, and other disorders.

Contact Information: Kristen K. Ellard, Ph.D.

Instructor in Psychology

Harvard Medical School

Assistant in Psychology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Bipolar Clinic and Research Program

50 Staniford Street, Suite 580

Boston, MA 02114



Obesity & Eating Disorders SIG


The Obesity and Eating Disorders SIG is a multi-disciplinary group of behavioral professionals with clinical and research interests in obesity and eating disorders. The purpose of the OED SIG is to foster communication and interaction among researchers and clinicians with shared interests in the characterization and treatment of obesity and eating disorders. Members bring to the OED SIG a wide range of expertise in biobehavioral, clinical, epidemiological and physiological aspects of both eating disorders and obesity, making for lively and informative interaction.

Contact Information: Dr. Taryn A. Myers

Batten Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Psychology

Birdsong School of Social Science

Virginia Wesleyan College

1584 Wesleyan Drive

Norfolk, VA 23502

Phone: 757-233-8754

Email: tmyers@vwc.edu (email is preferred)


Parenting & Families SIG


The purpose of the Parenting and Families SIG is to promote the sharing of information related to parent and family-focused research and clinical work. Experienced researchers and students will find that the group listserv provides an excellent forum for discussion and dissemination of news related to the SIG's mission, as well opportunities for career development and networking. The SIG also sponsors panel discussions and symposia, participates in the annual SIG exposition, and organizes a poster competition at ABCT's annual convention. Finally, the SIG recognizes excellence in parenting and family-related research and clinical pursuits through student poster and lifetime achievement awards.

Contact Information: Daniela J. Owen, Ph.D.

San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

5435 College Avenue, Suite 103

Oakland, CA 94618

Phone: 510-652-4455 ext. 4

Email: djo@sfbacct.com

Contact Information: David Reitman, Ph.D.

College of Psychology

3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Phone: 954-262-5717

Email: reitmand@nova.edu


Schizophrenia & Other Serious Mental Disorders SIG


This SIG provides a forum for mental health professionals and students with an interest in schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders. It provides a forum for discussion of innovative behavioral and cognitive treatment approaches, basic and applied research, and public policy issues.

Contact Information: Jerome Yoman, Ph.D., ABPP

Fellow, Association for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies

Clinical Psychologist, Life Skills Resource

Adjunct Instructor, Continuing Education

Graduate School of Education, Portland State University

3815 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

Phone: (503) 643-9805

Email: LSresource@comcast.net


Spiritual & Religious Issues in Behavior Change SIG


Spiritual and religious beliefs and practices are commonplace in the general population of North America today. In recognition of this fact, the past three decades have seen a substantial increase in research on the interplay of spirituality, religion and psychological variables; a recent PsycInfo search was able to identify over 28,000 scientific contributions to this area. However, the relevance of spirituality and religion to clinical practice remains poorly understood. As a result, many practitioners of empirically-supported treatments may be reticent to address spirituality and religion in the course of their work. This SIG therefore serves an important role in offering opportunities for ABCT members to take an empirically-based approach to the interesting yet understudied subject of spirituality and religion. We hope that through the general population's interest in religion and spirituality we can be a part of broadening the reach of ABCT whose more specific aims may not always be as generalizable to the main public. Through the combination of the work of ABCT and our SIG's efforts, we hope to be able to extend the good work of ABCT to more people.

Contact Information: Dovid Green, MA, James J Peters VA Medical Center,

130 W Kingsbridge Rd

Bronx, NY 10468

Phone: (617) 291-9112

Email: dgreen9@fordham.edu


Student SIG

The Student SIG of ABCT is a SIG specifically designed to be a forum for student communication about professional development and issues related to transitioning from student to professional. In addition, this group is designed to help students become more actively involved in ABCT.

Contact Information: Alexandra Gibson, B.A.

Texas Tech University,

MS 2051 Psychological Sciences Building

Lubbock, TX 79409

Email: alexandra.gibson@ttu.edu


Study of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues SIG


The purpose of this SIG is to provide networking, support, and collaboration for researchers and clinicians interested in the application of behavioral and cognitive principles to issues relevant to the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other sexual and gender minorities. This is in keeping with ABCT's mission because this SIG actively promotes the extension of empirically validated CBT interventions to LGBTQ individuals and promotes the development of empirically-based research and training in how best to serve this community.

Contact Information: Michael E. Newcomb, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing

Research Scientist, IMPACT Program

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

625 N. Michigan Ave., #14-059

Phone: 312-503-0702

Fax: 312-503-4800

Email: newcomb@northwestern.edu

Contact Information: Brian A. Feinstein, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing

Northwestern University

625 N Michigan Ave #14-047

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: Phone: 312-503-6516

Fax: Fax: 312-503-4800

Email: Email: brian.feinstein@northwestern.edu 


SIG Leader

Contact Information: Alyssa Ward, Ph.D., LCP

Children's Hospital of Richmond @ VCU

Department of Pediatrics

1000 East Broad Street

Richmond VA 23298

P.O. Box 980259

Phone: 804-628-4959

Email: DrAlyssaWard@gmail.com


Suicide and Self Injury SIG

Contact Information: : Amy Cameron, Ph.D.

ABCT Suicide & Self-Injury SIG President

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

OEF/OIF/OND Psychologist

Providence VA Medical Center

830 Chalkstone Blvd.

Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 273-7100 x6162

Email: amyyulecameron@gmail.com


Technology and Behavior Change SIG

Contact Information: Kathryn Noth Tomasino, PhD.

Northwestern University

750 North Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 503-4605

Email: kathryn.noth@northwestern.edu


TIC & Impulse Control Disorders SIG

Contact Information: Jennifer Alexander, B.S.

Email: jennifer.alexander@marquette.edu


Trauma and PTSD SIG

This SIG promotes awareness of innovative basic and applied research, as well as the development and use of evidence-based assessments and interventions with victims of disaster and trauma. We also attempt to educate and train professionals in the delivery of evidence-based services. See us on Facebook:

Contact Information: Karen E. Courchaine, Ph.D.,

NFL/SGA Dept. of Veterans' Affairs

Phone: (352) 874-9914

Fax: (352) 591-0889

Email: drkarencourchaine@gmail.com


Women's Issues in Behavior Therapy SIG


Contact Information: Laura D. Seligman, PhD ABPP

Department of Psychological Science

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Email: laura.seligman@utrgv.edu

Contact Information: RaeAnn Anderson, M.S.

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

2441 E Hartford Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53211-3160

Phone: 414-229-3188

Email: ander569@uwm.edu


Membership Coordinator

Contact Information: Hilary B. Vidair, Ph.D.

Long Island University, CW Post

720 Northern Boulevard

Brookville, NY 11548

United States

Phone: (516) 299-3630

Email: hilary.vidair@liu.edu



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