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New & Noteworthy

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

Celebrating the Lunar New Year Celebrating the Lunar New Year - Happy New Year to all
10th World Congress Abstract Submissions - There is still time to submit abstracts for Open Papers, Symposia, Half-Day In-Congress Workshops, Panel Debates, Clinical Round Tables and Posters, but the deadline is fast approaching: February 12, 2023.
Sleep Disturbances and COVID Sleep Disturbances and COVID - CBT is an evidenced-based treatment that can help alleviate symptoms of insomnia and other sleep disturbances
Celebrating the New Year Celebrating the New Year - Happy New Year to all

Calendar of Events

ABCT Office Hour

Event Date: Tuesday, January 31 2023

Event Time: 15:00 ET

ABCT Office Hour

Event Date: Tuesday, February 07 2023

Event Time: 15:00 ET

ABCT Office Hour

Event Date: Tuesday, February 28 2023

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

Omid V. Ebrahimi Omid V. Ebrahimi - Omid V. Ebrahimi is a second year double-degree Ph.D. student at the University of Oslo, parallelly engaged in a clinical specialization at Modum Bad Psychiatric Hospital.

Featured Lab

The Knouse Lab (KNAB), located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Richmond, is directed by Laura E. Knouse, Ph.D. The Knouse Lab (KNAB), located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Richmond, is directed by Laura E. Knouse, Ph.D. - Dr. Knouse partners with undergraduate student researchers to investigate self-regulation problems in people with and without ADHD with a focus on better understanding the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes that contribute to effective and ineffective self-regulation and motivation.

Featured Researcher

Shannon Sauer-Zavala Shannon Sauer-Zavala - Shannon Sauer-Zavala is a co-developer of the Unified Protocol and is currently developing and testing a novel treatment for borderline personality disorder – BPD Compass.

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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