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New & Noteworthy

ABCT news and position statements on current events and issues shaping the world around us.

ABCT 2023 Election Results ABCT 2023 Election Results - ABCT elects Steven Safren as President Elect; Colleen Sloan as Representative at Large.
the Behavior Therapist: Paper or Electronic? the Behavior Therapist: Paper or Electronic? - You have an opportunity to determine how we deliver one of the most revered member benefits.
Heartbroken and Angry Heartbroken and Angry - We reaffirm our commitment as an organization to provide resources to those struggling from the impact of gun violence and loss.
Options to be Considered by Editors Related to Reducing Harms Options to be Considered by Editors Related to Reducing Harms - ABCT denounces the practice of SOGICEs and is committed to the work of reducing the harms from these articles. The Board is actively outlining proactive steps to guide and energize our systematic efforts in this area.

Calendar of Events

ABCT Office Hour

Event Date: Tuesday, December 06 2022

Event Time: 15:00 ET

ABCT Office Hour

Event Date: Tuesday, December 13 2022

Event Time: 15:00 ET

Live Webinar April 27 - Scaling Single-Session Interventions to Bridge Gaps in Mental Healthcare Ecosystems with Dr. Jessica L. Schleider

Event Date: Thursday, April 27 2023

Event Time: 11:00 ET

Live Webinar July 21 - Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Fundamentals of an Evidence-based Transdiagnostic Approach with Dr. Jeffrey Lackner

Event Date: Friday, July 21 2023

Event Time: 11:00 ET

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Featured People and Information

Showcasing the people and ideas that make our community better for everyone.

Featured Fellow

Maureen Whittal Maureen Whittal - This is the first of a series of articles meant to spotlight current Fellows of ABCT. Meet Maureen Whittal, who is a Fellow and also a Member of the ABCT Fellows Committee.

Featured Therapist

Lucene Wisniewski Lucene Wisniewski - Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED, is a clinician, trainer, and researcher whose interests center around using empirically founded treatments to inform clinical practice.

Featured Mentor

Sue Orsillo Sue Orsillo - Sue Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer she developed an acceptance-based behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety and comorbid disorders, examined its efficacy, and identified mediators of change in a series of studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health

Featured Lab

The Research Enhancing Access to Culturally Informed Mental Health Services (REACH) Laboratory, located in the Department of Psychological Science at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is co-directed by Juventino Hernandez Rodriguez, PhD and Bianca T Villalobos, PhD. The Research Enhancing Access to Culturally Informed Mental Health Services (REACH) Laboratory, located in the Department of Psychological Science at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is co-directed by Juventino Hernandez Rodriguez, PhD and Bianca T Villalobos, PhD. - For prospective students applying to our lab, you don’t have to be Latinx to want to research Latinx health disparities; allies are vital to furthering our mission to reduce disparities.

Featured Researcher

Hannah Levy Hannah Levy - Hannah Levy is a staff psychologist at the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.

Helpful Tips and Featured Articles

CBT Tools to Address Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Children and Adolescents CBT Tools to Address Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Children and Adolescents - CBT tools to help children and adolescents confront stress, anxiety, depression
Confronting Social Anxiety & Depression in a Fish Bowl Confronting Social Anxiety & Depression in a Fish Bowl - Imagine struggling with social anxiety, while confronting the prospect of talking to the press and, by extension, the world. Living in a fishbowl outside of your control.
Allowing Good to Be Good Enough, or Addressing Perfectionism Allowing Good to Be Good Enough, or Addressing Perfectionism - Emily Bilek and a host of others help propel a discussion of perfectionism, its ramifications, telling it apart from striving for excellence, and steps we might take to allow good to be good enough.
Radical Acceptance Can Keep Emotional Pain From Turning Into Suffering Radical Acceptance Can Keep Emotional Pain From Turning Into Suffering - Jenny Taitz, recently one of ABCT’s Featured Therapists, guides New York Times’ readers through Radical Acceptance as a means to better navigate emotional and worldly difficulties we confront daily.
Coming Out of Hermithood Coming Out of Hermithood - It is the year of the locust (ok, the cicada) who have been underground for 17 years waiting to emerge. And, for some of us, that’s how it might feel as we begin to encounter people beyond the confines of our house and Zoom.
Dealing with Panic Attacks Dealing with Panic Attacks - The Washington Post offered some tips on Panic Attacks, recognizing them and dealing with them.
Gun Violence Briefing Book Gun Violence Briefing Book - Gun Violence: a briefing book for journalists to help put guns and violence in context and provide an overview of how CBT might help to combat those elements that promote violence and sooth the effects of the trauma witnessed upon others.
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