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the Behavior Therapist’s March 2024 Issue is Now Live Online the Behavior Therapist’s March 2024 Issue is Now Live Online - The March 2024 the Behavior Therapist centers on reflections from our 2023 Convention in Seattle, WA.
Sanity Podcast with Dr.’s Kate Gibson and Corey Lieneman Sanity Podcast with Dr.’s Kate Gibson and Corey Lieneman - On this 2 episode series of Sanity, a CBT Podcast, Dr. Jason Duncan speaks to Dr.'s Kate Gibson and Corey Lieneman about PCIT.
Making a Difference Today Making a Difference Today - Tia Tyndal, MA, (she/her) is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the Catholic University of America under the mentorship of Dr. David Jobes. Her research aims to increase the accessibility of evidence-based suicide interventions for diverse and underserved populations, particularly for African American and LGBTQIA+ youth.
Happy President’s Day to All Observing from ABCT Happy President’s Day to All Observing from ABCT - This past week, ABCT President Sandra Pimentel and Executive Director Mary Jane Eimer enhanced their skill sets at the American Society of Association Executives. Happy President’s Day to those of you observing this holiday!
Sanity Podcast with Dr. Shannon Blakey Sanity Podcast with Dr. Shannon Blakey - On this week's Sanity X ABCT Podcast, host Dr. Jason Duncan speaks with guest Dr. Shannon Blakey, a research clinical psychologist at RTI International. In this two-part series, they discuss Dr. Blakey's own experiences and insights into her career working in non-profit mental health research, as well as its joys and challenges.
Register Your Community Using ABCT’s New, HIPAA-compliant Partner Vot-ER Register Your Community Using ABCT’s New, HIPAA-compliant Partner Vot-ER - Using Vot-ER’s online platform, individuals can check their voter registration status, choose to register to vote, or request a mail-in ballot.
Sanity Podcast with Dr. Allison Harvey Sanity Podcast with Dr. Allison Harvey - Alison Harvey talks with Jason Duncan on sleep, including how to prepare for it, why it matters, and what happens when one loses sleep.
Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Community Service Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Community Service - When we open our doors, we can achieve great things together. We hope you spend today working towards a better tomorrow.
Happy New Year 2024 Happy New Year 2024 - Happy New Year from all of us at ABCT. Wishing you a healthy and joyous 2024!
Sanity Podcast with Dr. Jon Abramowitz Sanity Podcast with Dr. Jon Abramowitz - Jon Abramowitz joins Jason Duncan on the Sanity Podcast for three fabulous episodes on OCD. Clinicians will find all three informative AND those of confronting OCD in our lives will be excited to listen to the first episode, where Jon discusses OCD from a “just-what-is-it?” perspective.

Helpful Tips & Featured Articles

Treating Trauma and Anxiety with CBT Treating Trauma and Anxiety with CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches are typical in treating trauma and anxiety across the lifespan. Trauma, a response to experiencing or witnessing an event that overwhelms your stress response and ability to cope, can be marked by several key components.
CBT and the Gut-Brain Connection CBT and the Gut-Brain Connection - CBT can be used to treat gut-related issues, especially those caused by stress, by providing psychoeducation, relaxation techniques, and cognitive restructuring to help alleviate symptoms.
“What Is CBT and Does It Actually Work” Reflection “What Is CBT and Does It Actually Work” Reflection - Determining what kind of therapy is right for you can be a daunting task. A recent article published by Health Conscious titled “What Is CBT and Does It Actually Work” briefly describes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence-based treatment that has been shown to be effective for a variety of concerns.
Three-Quarters of Those Using CBT-I See Long-Term Improvements in Insomnia Three-Quarters of Those Using CBT-I See Long-Term Improvements in Insomnia - Christina Caron of the New York Times provided a very positive review of CBT-I, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, that alleviates sleep problems in more than ¾ of users.
Self-Talk and CBT Self-Talk and CBT - Vocal Media’s recent article, “Is It Normal to Talk to Yourself?” discusses both the benefits and harms of self-talk.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Post-COVID-19 Fatigue and Poor Concentration Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Post-COVID-19 Fatigue and Poor Concentration - Individuals experiencing fatigue and poor concentration post-COVID-19 infection may benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
7 Tips to Help Manage Emotions - Jenny Taitz walks the reader through steps that can help with overall emotional management.
All Children 8 and Older Should be Screened for Anxiety, U.S. Task Force Says All Children 8 and Older Should be Screened for Anxiety, U.S. Task Force Says - Routine anxiety screenings help parents and professionals monitor children’s mental health, detect early signs of difficulties, and seek services when needed.

Calendar of Events

Live WCCBT Webinar March 14 - How to Think Like Socrates: From Socratic Questioning to Stoicism to Modern CBT with Dr. Scott Waltman, IACBT Global Ambassador

Event Date: Thursday, March 14 2024

Event Time: 12:00 ET

ABCT ASDD Special Interest Group Discussion Series: March 2024: Mental Health Interventions for Autism

Event Date: Thursday, March 21 2024

Event Time: 13:00

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Featured Lab

The Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Science, and Treatment Lab (BESTLab) The Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Science, and Treatment Lab (BESTLab) - The Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Science, and Treatment Lab (BESTLab), located in the Department of Psychology at Palo Alto University, is directed by Janice Kuo, Ph.D.

Featured Professionals

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 Researcher

Ana Bridges Ana Bridges - Ana Bridges, PhD, is a Professor, Director of Clinical Training, and licensed psychologist whose research focuses on understanding and ameliorating factors that interfere with mental health help-seeking in historically marginalized and oppressed groups.

Featured Mentor

Anu Asnaani Anu Asnaani - Dr. Asnaani is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who currently is the Principal Investigator of the Treatment Mechanisms, Community Empowerment, and Technology Innovations (TCT) laboratory and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.

Featured Therapist

Julie DiMatteo Julie DiMatteo - Julie DiMatteo, Ph.D., ABPP (she/her/hers) is a clinical psychologist and the cofounder of CBT Specialists of New Jersey located in Rochelle Park, NJ. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), and trauma in adolescents and adults, as well as the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
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We are now accepting Abstract submissions for Continuing Education Ticketed Sessions at the 2024 ABCT Convention in Philadelphia, PA.