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Welcome to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). For over 50 years, ABCT and its members have strived to alleviate human suffering through the application of scientific principles.

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New & Noteworthy

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

ABCT Town Hall on the Nomination Process ABCT Town Hall on the Nomination Process - Join ABCT for a Town Hall discussion regarding our nominations and elections process on Thursday, October 6th at 4PM ET/1PM PT.
A Message From Our President A Message From Our President - An update after the Apology on Conversion Therapy.
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.
A Message From Our President A Message From Our President - Cognitive behavior therapy has much to offer the world in scary times. We must remember our theories and our interventions have implications outside the therapy room and we must strive to do more as we hold ourselves to the highest standards to practice in a way that best serves our communities

Calendar of Events

Live Webinar October 28 - Measurement-Based Care with Dr. Jacqueline Persons

Event Date: Friday, October 28 2022

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

Camilo Ortiz Camilo Ortiz - Camilo Ortiz specializes in parenting, disruptive behavior, and anxiety in children, as well as anxiety, OCD, and depression in adults

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 Child and Adolescent Research in Emotion (CARE) Lab, located in the Department of Psychology at Lawrence University, is directed by Lori M. Hilt, Ph.D. The Child and Adolescent Research in Emotion (CARE) Lab, located in the Department of Psychology at Lawrence University, is directed by Lori M. Hilt, Ph.D. - Hilt’s research involves understanding and preventing the development of psychopathology in adolescents, especially depression and self-injurious behavior.

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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