The Fellows Committee has decided to review the original criteria and their fit with our current and evolving membership.
Please visit our Fellow page for a report of the current state of the Fellows program, along with a listing of ABCT Fellows.
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.
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have made significant contributions over a number of years to cognitive and/or behavior therapy.
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)
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).
Awarded to members of ABCT in good standing who have encouraged the clinical and/or academic and professional excellence of psychology graduate students, interns, postphoto, 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.
Anne Marie Albano Early Career Award for Excellence in the Integration of Science and Practice
The purpose of this award is to recognize early career professionals who share Dr. Albano's core commitments. This award includes a cash prize to support travel to the ABCT Annual Meeting and to sponsor participation in a clinical treatment workshop.
Eligibility requirements are as follows: 1) Candidates must be active members of ABCT, 2) New/Early Career Professionals within the first 10 years of receiving his or her doctoral degree (PhD, PsyD, EdD).
Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to child and adolescent mental health care.
This award recognizes outstanding individuals who are not members of ABCT but who have shown exceptional dedication, influence, and social impact through the promotion of evidence-based interventions and who have thereby advanced the mission of ABCT.
Visit our Champions page for full details on how to nominate and for a full listing of champions
Student Dissertation Awards
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.
- Virginia A. Roswell Student Dissertation Award
- Leonard Krasner Student Dissertation Award
- John R. Z. Abela Student Dissertation Award
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); 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.
To be eligible, students must first have their symposium or panel submission for this year's ABCT convention accepted for presentation. Awards are highly competitive and preference is given to projects demonstrating student initiation and independence and innovation for the field.
Additional requirements and submission instructions are available on the Student Travel Award Application.
Submissions for the Student Travel Award will be accepted until July 24, 2019
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 by email to submit for consideration for the award. Eligible applicants must be student members of ABCT in good standing and enrolled as a student at the time of the convention.
Awards are highly competitive and preference is given to projects demonstrating student initiation and independence and innovation for the field.
Additional requirements and submission instructions are available on the Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Poster Award Application.
Submissions for the Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Poster Awards will be accepted until July 24, 2019
to be presented at the 53rd Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA
Champions of Evidence-Based Interventions
This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have shown exceptional dedication, influence, and social impact through the promotion of evidence-based interventions and who have thereby advanced the mission of ABCT. Champions may not be members of ABCT at the time of their nomination.
Potential Candidates. Nominees should demonstrate the characteristics of champions, broadly construed, as recognized in the implementation science literature (see Knudsen, Gutner, & Chorpita, 2019, for examples relevant to ABCT (the Behavior Therapist, v42, No.1, January 2019). Briefly, ideal candidates should have demonstrated one or more of the following: (1) an enduring commitment to the application and impact of one or more evidence-based intervention; (2) the promotion of innovation, even in the face of social or organizational indifference or resistance, (3) a willingness to risk reputation as a result of a commitment to change, (4) leadership in the service of the broad mission of positive social change, and (5) a willingness to go above and beyond their regular professional duties.
Recognition. Nominees will be reviewed in March, June, and October by the ABCT Awards Committee and those meeting criteria will be forwarded to the ABCT Board of Directors for approval. Recipient will be notified by the ABCT President, and their names and photographs will be posted on the ABCT website, along with the rationale for their recognition. Each year's champions will also be acknowledged at our annual awards ceremony at the ABCT Convention.
How to Nominate. Email your nomination to 2019ABCTAwards@abct.org (link to nomination form is below). Be sure to put "Champions Nomination" in the subject line. Once a nomination is received, an email will be sent from staff, copying the Awards and Recognition Committee Chair. The nomination will be reviewed by the Awards and Recognition Committee and if deemed appropriate for our program, will be forwarded to the ABCT Board of Directors for final approval. Once reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors, the nominee will be contacted directly by the President and followed up with an ABCT staff member for a final review of the copy to be posted on the ABCT website.