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Acronym Description Type
AABT Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (previous name of our organization, 1966-2005) ABCT Lingo
ABCT Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (current name of our organization, 2005-present) ABCT Lingo
ABCT governance The board of directors, coordinators, and committee chairs that make things happen for the organization ABCT Lingo
abct.org *awesome* website full of information for students, academics, and paractitioners as well as the public ABCT Lingo
BT Behavior Therapy, the original empirical journal of ABCT ABCT Lingo
C & BP Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, the clinically-oriented journal of ABCT ABCT Lingo
MJ our fearless leader Mary Jane Eimer; executive director of ABCT ABCT Lingo
SIG Special Interest Group ABCT Lingo
tBT our flagship newsletter, the Behavior Therapist! ABCT Lingo
Webinar Web= online; inar= part of seminar. Put it together= a web base seminar. Register, watch, become involved! ABCT Lingo
Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
Acronym Description Type
AACBT Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
AAS American Association of Suicidology Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
ABPP American Board of Professional Psychology Oversees Diplomate
ABBCP American Board of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology Oversees Diplomate process for bt & CBT
ACBTA Asian Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
ACJS American Criminal Justice Society Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
ADAA Anxiety and Depression Association of America Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
ADAC/ACTA Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
AGPA American Group Psychotherapy Association Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
ALAMOC Asociación Latinoamericana de Análisis y Modificación del Comportamiento Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
APA American Psychological Association and also American Psychiatric Association Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
APPIC Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
APS Association for Psychological Science Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
CAAPS Coalition for the Advancement and Application of Psychological Science Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
CACBT Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
COSSA Consortium of Social Science Associations Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
CPA Canadian Psychological Association Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
CUDCP Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
Div A division of APA, comprised of members with an interest in a specific area Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
EACBT European Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
FABBS Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
IOCDC International OCD Foundation Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
IACP International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapies Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
ISITDBT International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
ISTSS International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
JABT Japanese Association of Behavior Therapy Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
MHLG Mental Health Liaison Group Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
NASW National Association of Social Work Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
NCSPP National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
SBM Society of Behavioral Medicine Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
SCCAP Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
SSCP Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
VA Veterans Affairs Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
WCBCT World Congress Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies Allied Organization, Institution, or Coalition
Mental Disorder
Acronym Description Type
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder (or Acute Stress Disorder) Mental Disorder
BPD Borderline Personality Disorder Mental Disorder
DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Mental Disorder
GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder Mental Disorder
OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Mental Disorder
PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Mental Disorder
Professional Characteristic
Acronym Description Type
AAPI / APPA APPIC Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Applications, respectively Professional Characteristic
BCBA Board-Certified Behavior Analyst Professional Characteristic
CEs/CEUs continuing education/ units; additional learning required by licensed professionals to maintain licensure in certain states/countries Professional Characteristic
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker Professional Characteristic
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor Professional Characteristic
MHP Mental Health Professional Professional Characteristic
MSW Master of Social Work Professional Characteristic
PhD Doctor of Philosophy Professional Characteristic
PsyD Doctor of Psychology Professional Characteristic
Therapy Type
Acronym Description Type
ABA Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy Type
ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Therapy Type
BA Behavior Analysis Therapy Type
CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Therapy Type
CBTi Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Therapy Type
CT Cognitive Therapy Therapy Type
DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a treatment for borderline personality disorder developed by Marsha Linehan Therapy Type
EBP Evidence-Based Practice Therapy Type
EBT Evidence-Based Treatments Therapy Type
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitiztion Retraining Therapy Type
ER Emotion Regulation, a key concept of DBT Therapy Type
EST Empirically-Supported Treatment Therapy Type
FAP Functional Analytic Psychotherapy; FAP is based on the behavior analytic, or functional contextualistic, approach to human behavior first described by B.F. Skinner. Therapy Type
IE Interpersonal Effectiveness, another key concept of DBT Therapy Type
PCIT Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Therapy Type
PST Problem-solving therapy Therapy Type
RFT Relational Frame Theory; the theory on which ACT is based Therapy Type
SST Social Skills Training Therapy Type
TFCBT Trauma-Focused CBT Therapy Type

 

 

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