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THE ABCT AWARDS PROGRAM RECOGNIZES AND SALUTES INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD OF BEHAVIORAL AND COGNITIVE THERAPY AND THE INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE HELPED TO TRAIN MANY OF THESE VERY PEOPLE.

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Career/Lifetime Achievement
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have made significant contributions over a number of years to cognitive and/or behavior therapy. (This award alternates with the Outstanding Clinician Award and the Outstanding Education/Training Award)

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Clinical Activities
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have provided significant contributions to clinical work in cognitive and/or behavioral modalities. (This award alternates with the Outstanding Researcher Award and the Outstanding Education/Training Award)

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Educational/Training Activities
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have provided significant contributions toward educating and training behavior therapists. (This award alternates with the Outstanding Clinician Award and the Outstanding Researcher Award)

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Research Activities
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have provided significant contributions to the literature advancing our knowledge of behavior therapy. (This award alternates with the Outstanding Clinician Award and the Outstanding Education/Training Award)

Mid-Career Innovator
Eligible candidates are members of ABCT in good standing who are at the associate professor level or equivalent midcareer level, and who have made significant innovative contributions to clinical practice or research on cognitive and/or behavioral modalities. (This award alternates with the Outstanding Clinician Award, the Outstanding Education/Training Award, and the Outstanding Researcher Award).

Outstanding Mentor
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have encouraged the clinical and/or academic and professional excellence of psychology graduate students, interns, postdocs, and/or residents. Outstanding mentors are considered those who have provided exceptional guidance to students through leadership, advisement and activities aimed at providing opportunities for professional development, networking and future growth. Appropriate nominators are current or past students of the mentor. (This Award Rotates with Outstanding Training Program Award)

Outstanding Training Program
This award will be given to a training program that has made a significant contribution to training behavior therapists and/or promoting behavior therapy. Training programs can include graduate (doctoral or master's), predoctoral internship, postdoctoral programs, institutes, or continuing education initiatives.

Distinguished Friend to Behavior Therapy
Eligible candidates for this award should NOT be members of ABCT, but are individuals who have promoted the mission of cognitive and/or behavioral work outside of our organization.

Student Dissertation Awards

  • Virginia A. Roswell Student Dissertation Award ($1,000)
  • Leonard Krasner Student Dissertation Award ($1,000)
  • John R. Z. Abela Student Dissertation Award ($500)
Each award will be given to one student based on his/her doctoral dissertation proposal. The research should be relevant to behavior therapy. Accompanying this honor will be a monetary award (see above) to be used in support of research (e.g., to pay participants, to purchase testing equipment) and/or to facilitate travel to the ABCT convention. Eligible candidates for this award should be student members who have already had their dissertation proposal approved and are investigating an area of direct relevance to behavior therapy, broadly defined. A student's dissertation mentor may complete the nomination. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor.
 

Student Travel Award
This award is designed to recognize excellence among our student presenters and to aid in allaying some of the significant travel costs associated with presenting at the convention. Accompanying this honor will be a monetary award ($500) to be used to facilitate travel to the ABCT convention. Nominees must be speaking at the ABCT annual convention as a symposium presenter (i.e., first author on a symposium talk), panel participant, or moderator; student members of ABCT in good standing; enrolled as a student at the time of the convention, including individuals on predoctoral internships but excluding postbaccalaureates. Information about the nomination form and application will be available following announcement of conference acceptances.

Outstanding Service to ABCT
This award is presented to a person who has actively demonstrated exceptional dedication, persistence, excellence, and rigor regarding the association's operation and activities.

Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Poster Awards
This award is given to student first authors whose posters have been accepted for presentation at ABCT's Annual Convention. The winners each receive an ABCT Student Membership and a complimentary general registration at ABCT's next Annual Convention. To be eligible, students must first have their poster submission for this year's ABCT convention accepted for presentation. Student first authors are then invited to submit for consideration for the award.
Submissions for the Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Poster Awards will be accepted until August 1. [ see Call for Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Research Award Nominees ]

President's New Researcher Award
This award is solicited by the current ABCT President and is judged by the President, Past President, and incoming President of the Association. The award will be based upon an early program of research that reflects factors such as: consistency with the mission of ABCT; independent work published in high-impact journals; and promise of developing theoretical or practical applications that represent clear advances to the field While nominations consistent with the conference theme are particularly encouraged, submissions will be accepted on any topic relevant to cognitive behavior therapy, including but not limited to topics such as the development and testing of models, innovative practices, technical solutions novel venues for service delivery, and new applications of well-established psychological principles. Submissions must include one paper copy of both the paper and the author's vita and supporting letters (if the latter are included) and an email to: PNRAward@abct.org. Eligible papers must (a) be authored by an ABCT member with five years or less posttraining experience (e.g., post-Ph.D. or post-residency); and (b) have been published in the last two years or currently be in press. The winner receives a certificate and a cash prize of $500.

Submission deadline: August 3, 2015

 

to be presented at the 49th Annual Convention in Chicago
The ABCT Awards and Recognition Committee, chaired by Katherine Baucom, Ph.D., University of Utah, is pleased to announce the 2015 awards program. Nominations are requested in all categories listed below. Please see the specific nomination instructions in each category. Please note that award nominations may not be submitted by current members of the ABCT Board of Directors.

Career/Lifetime Achievement

Eligible candidates for this award should be members of ABCT in good standing who have made significant contributions over a number of years to cognitive and/or behavior therapy. Applications should include a letter of nomination, three letters of support, and a curriculum vitae of the nominee. Recent past recipients of this award include Antonette M. Zeiss, Alan E. Kazdin, Thomas H. Ollendick, Lauren B. Alloy, and Lyn Abramson. Please complete the nomination form found online at www.abct.org. Then e-mail the completed form and associated materials as one pdf document to awards.abct@gmail.com. Include "Career/Lifetime Achievement" in the subject line. Also, mail a hard copy of your submission to ABCT, Career/Lifetime Achievement, 305 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001.

Nomination deadline: March 3, 2015

NOMINATION APPLICATION

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Clinical Activities

Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have provided significant contributions to clinical work in cognitive and/or behavioral modalities. Past recipients of this award include Marsha Linehan, Marvin Goldfried, Jacqueline Persons, and Judith Beck. Please complete the on-line nomination form at www.abct.org. Then e-mail the completed form and associated materials as one pdf document to awards.abct@gmail.com. Include "Outstanding Clinical Activities" in your subject heading. Also, mail a hard copy of your submission to ABCT, Career/Lifetime Achievement, 305 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001.

Nomination deadline: March 3, 2015

NOMINATION APPLICATION

Outstanding Training Program

This award will be given to a training program that has made a significant contribution to training behavior therapists and/or promoting behavior therapy. Training programs can include graduate (doctoral or master's), predoctoral internship, postdoctoral programs, institutes, or continuing education initiatives. Past recipients of this award include the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at SUNY Albany, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, and Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln . Please complete the on-line nomination form at www.abct.org. Then e-mail the completed form and associated materials as one pdf document to awards.abct@gmail.com. Include "Outstanding Training Program" in your subject heading. Also, mail a hard copy of your submission to ABCT, Outstanding Training Program, 305 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001.

Nomination deadline: March 3, 2015

NOMINATION APPLICATION

Distinguished Friend to Behavior Therapy

Eligible candidates for this award should NOT be members of ABCT, but are individuals who have promoted the mission of cognitive and/or behavioral work outside of our organization. Applications should include a letter of nomination, three letters of support, and a curriculum vitae of the nominee. Past recipients of this award include The Honorable Erik K. Shinseki, Michael Gelder, Mark S. Bauer, and Vikram Patel. Please complete the nomination form found online at www.abct.org. Then e-mail the completed form and associated materials as one pdf document to awards.abct@gmail.com. Include "Distinguished Friend to BT" in the subject line. Also, mail a hard copy of your submission to ABCT, Distinguished Friend to BT, 305 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001.

Nomination deadline: March 3, 2015

NOMINATION APPLICATION

Student Dissertation Awards:

  • Virginia A. Roswell Student Dissertation Award ($1,000)
  • Leonard Krasner Student Dissertation Award ($1,000)
  • John R. Z. Abela Student Dissertation Award ($500)

Each award will be given to one student based on his/her doctoral dissertation proposal. Accompanying this honor will be a monetary award (see above) to be used in support of research (e.g., to pay participants, to purchase testing equipment) and/or to facilitate travel to the ABCT convention. Eligibility requirements for these awards are as follows: 1) Candidates must be student members of ABCT, 2) Topic area of dissertation research must be of direct relevance to cognitive-behavioral therapy, broadly defined, 3) The dissertation must have been successfully proposed, and 4) The dissertation must not have been defended prior to November 2014. Proposals with preliminary results included are preferred. To be considered for the Abela Award, research should be relevant to the development, maintenance, and/or treatment of depression in children and/ or adolescents. Self-nominations are accepted or a student's dissertation mentor may complete the nomination. Nominations must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor. Please complete the nomination form found online at www.abct.org. Then e-mail the completed form and associated materials as one pdf document to awards.abct@gmail.com. Include candidate's last name and "Student Dissertation Award" in the subject line. Also, mail a hard copy of your submission to ABCT, Student Dissertation Award, 305 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001.

Nomination deadline: March 3, 2015

NOMINATION APPLICATION

Student Travel Award

This award is designed to recognize excellence among our student presenters and to aid in allaying some of the significant travel costs associated with presenting at the convention. Accompanying this honor will be a monetary award ($500) to be used to facilitate travel to the ABCT convention. Eligibility requirements for this award specify that nominees must be 1) speaking at the 2015 convention as a symposium presenter (i.e., first author on a symposium talk), panel participant, or moderator; 2) student members of ABCT in good standing; 3) enrolled as a student at the time of the convention, including individuals on predoctoral internships in the 2015-2016 year but excluding postbaccalaureates. Information about the nomination form and application will be available following announcement of conference acceptances.

Nomination deadline: August 3, 2015

Nominations for the following award are solicited from members of the ABCT governance:

Outstanding Service to ABCT

Please complete the nomination form found online at www.abct.org. Then e-mail the completed form and associated materials as one pdf document to awards.abct@gmail.com. Include "Outstanding Service" in the subject line. Also, mail a hard copy of your submission to ABCT, Outstanding Service to ABCT, 305 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001.

Nomination deadline: March 3, 2015

NOMINATION APPLICATION

President's New Researcher Award

ABCT's 2014-2015 President, Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D., invites submissions for the 37th Annual President's New Researcher Award. The winner will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $500. The award will be based upon an early program of research that reflects factors such as: consistency with the mission of ABCT; independent work published in high-impact journals; and promise of developing theoretical or practical applications that represent clear advances to the field. While nominations consistent with the conference theme are particularly encouraged, submissions will be accepted on any topic relevant to cognitive behavior therapy, including but not limited to topics such as the development and testing of models, innovative practices, technical solutions, novel venues for service delivery, and new applications of well-established psychological principles. Submissions must include the nominee's current curriculum vita and one exemplary paper. Eligible papers must (a) be authored by an individual (an ABCT member) with five years or less posttraining experience (e.g., post-Ph.D. or post-residency); and (b) have been published in the last two years or currently be in press. Submissions will be judged by a review committee consisting of Jonathan D. Abramowitz, Ph.D., Dean McKay, Ph.D., and Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D. (ABCT's President, Immediate Past-President, and President-Elect). Submissions must be received by Monday, August 3, 2015, and must include one hard copy of the submission (mailed to the ABCT central office) and one email copy (to PNRAward@abct.org) of both the paper and the author's vita and supporting letters, if the latter are included. Mail the hard/paper copy of your submission to ABCT President's New Researcher Award, 305 Seventh Ave., 16th floor, New York, NY 10001. In addition, email your submission to PNRAward@abct.org.

Submission deadline: August 3, 2015.

 

 

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