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the Behavior Therapist Journal
An ABCT tradition, the Behavior Therapist has stimulated readers for over 40 years with its high-quality, thought-provoking articles on cognitive and behavioral practice, theory, and research, including humor, reviews, training program overviews, clinical dialogues, and news of the field.

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Cognitive and Behavioral Practice Journal
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice is a quarterly international journal that serves an enduring resource for empirically informed methods of clinical practice.

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Behavior Therapy Journal
Behavior Therapy is devoted to the application of the behavioral and cognitive sciences to the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of psychopathology and related clinical problems.

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“Applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Psychological Disorders and Co-Morbid Medical Conditions in Pediatric Patients”

Cognitive and Behavioral Practice

Special Feature: “Applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Psychological Disorders and Co-Morbid Medical Conditions in Pediatric Patients


Guest Editors: 

Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D., ABPP

Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth

Palo Alto University

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Laura Payne, Ph.D.

Clinical and Translational Pain Research Lab

McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

[email protected]



Pediatric medical settings often represent the front door for behavioral health concerns. Moreover, integrated pediatric behavioral health care is an emerging frontier and CBT is poised to play a significant role in patient services. This development is especially fortuitous since these clinical sites are experiencing major surges in cases requiring psychosocial intervention. However, there is a relative lack of research directing the application of CBT for psychological conditions in co-morbid medical disorders as well as a dearth of resources detailing the application of CBT in these pediatric cases. Accordingly, providing more clinically relevant research and practitioner friendly guides for working with these patient populations is the precise focus of this special issue.


Our goal is to represent the perspectives of research-focused, education-focused, and practice-focused readers of the journal. C&BP is a practitioner-oriented journal Consistent with the aims, scope, and mission set by Dr. Nikolaos Kazantzis’ Editorial team, we are interested in data-based manuscripts as long as these are presented in the context of rich clinical descriptions (e.g., case vignettes, video demonstrations, and therapist guidelines). We also encourage review articles and commentaries with focus on clinical practice implementation that compliment empirical submissions.


Author guide:


Authors or author groups with questions about potential submissions are invited to contact the Guest Editor team identified above. Those manuscripts selected for further consideration will be peer reviewed according to the journal’s usual editorial policies and procedures. Authors will be expected to revise manuscripts promptly. Accepted articles will be posted online within a short time frame of acceptance.



Topics may include but are not limited to:


  • Treating traditionally under-served and marginalized pediatric patient populations diagnosed with co-morbid psychological and medical conditions with CBT spectrum approaches.
  • Training clinicians to deliver CBT to pediatric patients with co-morbid psychological and medical conditions
  • Assessment and adjunctive treatment of female-specific health conditions, including pre-menstrual exacerbation of psychiatric symptoms, endometriosis, etc.
  • CBT for psychological disorders comorbid with pediatric medical conditions such asthma, pain (menstrual pain, endometriosis, headache, G-I, etc), diabetes, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc)
  • CBT for anxiety and or depression presenting in primary care settings
  • CBT for pediatric sleep problems
  • CBT approaches to medical non-adherence in pediatric patients
  • CBT for children with fears about medical procedures


Manuscript submission portal:


Due Date for Submissions: February 2023


Manuscript preparation enquires: Bonnie Brown, RN (Editorial Assistant): [email protected]


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