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In Memoriam: Dennis C. Russo, Ph.D. In Memoriam: Dennis C. Russo, Ph.D. - Dennis C. Russo, ABCT’s President from 1987–1988, passed away February 9, 2023. Dennis held many positions within ABCT and we got to know him well over the years.
CBT Resources for Mental Health Observances in July CBT Resources for Mental Health Observances in July - CBT resources for our monthly mental health topic, Personality Issues, as well as for BIPOC Mental Health Month and Disability Pride Month.
Reckoning With Our Past and Righting Our Future Reckoning With Our Past and Righting Our Future - The article by Jon Comer et al. “Reckoning With Our Past and Righting Our Future: Report From the Behavior Therapy Task Force on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression Change Efforts (SOGIECEs)” is now available in our journal Behavior Therapy, Volume 55, issue 4.
Resources for PTSD Awareness Month Resources for PTSD Awareness Month - CBT resources from ABCT for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, taking place annually in June.
Call for Papers — Special Issue: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Necessity of Leadership Through Evidence-Based Practice Call for Papers — Special Issue: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Necessity of Leadership Through Evidence-Based Practice - the Behavior Therapist (tBT) is currently seeking submissions for a special issue: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Necessity of Leadership Through Evidence-Based Practice.
the Behavior Therapist’s June 2024 Issue Is Now Available Online the Behavior Therapist’s June 2024 Issue Is Now Available Online - This special issue of the Behavior Therapist celebrates ABCT's Executive Director, Mary Jane Eimer.
Dr. Courtney L. White is the Incoming Executive Director of ABCT Dr. Courtney L. White is the Incoming Executive Director of ABCT - Dr. Courtney L. White, Ph.D., M.L.S., C.A.E., is the incoming Executive Director of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Sanity Podcast: Mary Jane’s Eras Tour Sanity Podcast: Mary Jane’s Eras Tour - Tune into this special episode of Sanity Podcast for an incredible oral history of ABCT from Mary Jane Eimer and Dr. David Barlow.
ABCT Congratulates Patrick J. Kennedy II for “Profiles in Mental Health Courage” ABCT Congratulates Patrick J. Kennedy II for “Profiles in Mental Health Courage” - ABCT extends our warmest congratulations to Patrick J. Kennedy II, our 2016 Distinguished Friend to Behavior Therapy award recipient, on the publication of his book Profiles in Mental Health Courage.
White House Announces 2024 Strategy for Suicide Prevention White House Announces 2024 Strategy for Suicide Prevention - The Biden Administration has created the 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and accompanying Federal Action Plan, which seeks to build a coordinated approach to suicide prevention.

Helpful Tips & Featured Articles

Web-Based CBT Shows Effectiveness in Reducing Binge-Eating Episodes Web-Based CBT Shows Effectiveness in Reducing Binge-Eating Episodes - JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, published a study that showcased effectiveness of web-based CBT in reducing binge-eating episodes.
CBT Effective in Treating Nonphysical Aspects of Perimenopause’s Effects CBT Effective in Treating Nonphysical Aspects of Perimenopause’s Effects - According to a new study conducted by the University College of London, women are 40% more likely to experience depression during the stage of perimenopause compared to those who are not experiencing menopausal symptoms.
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.
“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.

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Live Webinar July 26 - Delivering Culturally Responsive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Dr. Amber Calloway

Event Date: Friday, July 26 2024

Event Time: 11:00 ET

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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

Evan J. White Evan J. White - Evan White, PhD, is an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. He belongs to the Shawnee Chapter of the Native American Church of Oklahoma and the Whiteoak Shawnee Ceremonial Grounds.

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

Michelle Drapkin Michelle Drapkin - Featured Therapist Michelle Drapkin is the author of "The Motivation Interviewing Path to Personal Change: The Essential Workbook for Creating the Life You Want."
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