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ABCT makes Podcasts available to visitors of this website to help demonstrate clinical techniques and to illustrate behavioral and cognitive therapies. These podcasts can be used to learn more about CBT, and to help teach CBT.

ABCT has captured 64 sessions from the convention.

All people who attended the 45th annual ABCT Convention in Toronto as general registrants can take advantage of a special benefit. We captured 64 different sessions at the convention, recording the speakers and their slides. These synched presentations are available, free, to all who registered for the convention. We know you can’t attend everything; you can’t even attend everything in your specialty.

To help you get the most out of the convention, attendees can here read more and view any of the captured sessions. You’ll see a panel, and for complete instructions on logging in for the first time, click on “instructions” on the left hand side. Once in, most computers will allow you to stay registered and stay logged in, allowing you to bypass this step. Use the unique number sent to you in a broadcast email.

Those who didn’t attend the convention can take advantage of this, too. We make these sessions available with attractive pricing (even more attractive to members) and you can choose to view one, a series, or the entire collection.

Click  the title to go directly to our Learning Center.

“Presidential Address: Exploring the Interaction of Learning, Culture, and Hormones in Anxiety”
Viewers can see Dr. Hope, her slides, or both. Audio, video and the PowerPoint slides are available. Click the icons under “Views” in the upper right to toggle between them. Click on the third icon titled ‘contract screen’ to see both video and related slides; click on the other two icons to see slides only or Dr. Hope only.

Administrative Leadership in Psychology

ABCT speaks with Dr. Jeanette Hsu (VA Palo Alto Health Care System), Dr. Simon Rego (Montefiore Medical Center), and Dr. Paula Schnurr (National Center for PTSD) about their administrative leadership roles. Hear these panelists share their experiences and advice for trainees/early career professionals interested in pursuing mental health leadership careers.

Stabilizing Chaos: Fostering Psychological Resilience in the Wake of Adverse Events

Presented by Lata McGinn, Ph.D.Yeshiva University

In ABCT’s continued effort to support our members, we are offering a free 1-hour podcast, “Stabilizing Chaos: Fostering Psychological Resilience in the Wake of Adverse Events.” It is our hope that this information will be of assistance as we partner to meet the increased mental health needs of our community. The COVID-19 pandemic, the economic downturn, and the racist killing of George Floyd have led to national crises and have impacted all of our lives in unprecedented ways.

For many in our communities, including essential workers and those who have lost family and friends as a result of the virus, the risk for trauma exposure is high. This podcast will offer practical strategies rooted in Psychological First Aid (PFA), an evidence-based approach for fostering resilience, helping people effectively cope in the aftermath of a trauma, and preventing the development of pathological symptoms.

The webinar will also describe maladaptive coping that increases the chances of developing pathological symptoms, and present CBT strategies that prevent onset of symptoms and help individuals adaptively cope with chronic stress. The goal of this webinar is to support clinicians to feel prepared to navigate the increase in trauma exposure and chronic stress that their clients may soon be, or already are, experiencing. Participants will learn common trauma reactions, risk and resilience factors, the components of PFA, how to apply PFA and other CBT principles during these crises in a virtual setting.

Please note that this webinar will not be eligible for CE credit.

Understanding Emetephobia

Sometimes the things that scare us are so far removed, so long ago, so remote, we can’t remember when was the last time. And so it can be for the Fear of Vomiting, or emetephobia. Some people have spent so long, and been so successful at, avoiding vomiting that they couldn’t tell you the last time they actually did it.

But the fear is so strong as to control one’s life, restricting the kinds, or amounts, of food or avoiding those things, like roller coasters or airplanes, that might trigger queasiness.

Schmuel Fischler has strategies to share, as well as putting emetephobia in context.


One of the little corners of OCD that afflicts some people is this need to be precise in one or more ways, whether it’s prayer (Was I earnest enough?) or conversation (Did I give enough credit to my assistant, without whom none of this would have been possible?) or even at the grocery store.

Scrupulosity is yet another way OCD attempts to exercise control, although, try as we might, it’s never quite enough.

Listen to Schmuel Fischler as he explains more.


Michael Hickey explains how OCD affects people and how one can go about getting treatment.


Ray DiGiuseppe talks about the history of ADHD and where to find help.

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