ABCT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ABCT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Attendance at each continuing education session in its entirety is required to receive CE credit. No partial credit is awarded; late arrival or early departure will preclude awarding of CE credit.
For ticketed events attendees must sign in and sign out and complete and return an individual evaluation form. For general sessions attendees must sign in and sign out and answer particular questions in the CE booklet regarding each session attended. The booklets must be handed in to ABCT at the end of the Convention. It remains the responsibility of the attendee to sign in at the beginning of the session and out at the end of the session.


Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5797.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ABCT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Marriage and Family Therapy

ABCT is recognized as a California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)-approved Continuing Education Provider (#133136). The ABCT Annual Convention meets the qualifications for 28 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
ABCT is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists. ABCT will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Coordinator of Convention and Continuing Education Issues in conjunction with the Convention Manager.


Although ABCT goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the convention staff which require intervention and/or action on the part of the convention staff or an officer of ABCT. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.
All grievances must be filed in writing to ensure a clear explanation of the problem.
If the grievance concerns satisfaction with a CE session the Convention Manager shall determine whether a full or partial refund (either in money or credit for a future CE event) is warranted. If the complainant is not satisfied, their materials will be forwarded to the Coordinator of Convention and Continuing Education Issues for a final decision.
If the grievance concerns a speaker and particular materials presented, the Convention Manager shall bring the issue to the Coordinator of Convention and Continuing Education Issues who may consult with the members of the continuing education issues committees. The Coordinator will formulate a response to the complaint and recommend action if necessary, which will be conveyed directly to the complainant. For example, a grievance concerning a speaker may be conveyed to that speaker and also to those planning future educational programs.
Records of all grievances, the process of resolving the grievance and the outcome will be kept in the files of the Convention Manager.
A copy of this Grievance Procedure will be available upon request.
If you have a complaint, please contact Stephen R. Crane, Convention Manager, at [email protected] or
(212) 646-1890 for assistance.