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ABCT Member Call for Web Editor


ABCT is seeking a Web editor for a three-year term. The position is funded with an honorarium. The role principally involves working to develop content for the Web site and reviewing the site and navigational structure to ensure it remains best suited to our audiences.

Technological knowledge is less essential, and the web editor is not expected to post to the site or otherwise take on the function of a web master.

The following mission statement and strategy statement detail information on the proposed aims, activities, and audiences of this new Web site effort.


Web Page Mission Statement

The Web page serves a central function as the public face of ABCT.

As such, it has core functions linked to the mission and goals of the organization: facilitating the appropriate utilization and growth of CBT as a professional activity and serving as a resource and information source for matters related to CBT.


Informational and resource activities are directed toward three conceptual groups:
    • Members—
    • Nonmember Professionals—
    • Consumers—

The Web editor will need to liaise with associate editors, periodical editors, committees, and SIGs for content. Such content includes:

    • Diagnosis-specific information pages (e.g., information on depression and its treatment)
    • Efficacy information (comparative, combination treatment issues)
    • The “feel” of cognitive-behavioral treatment
    • Recent research findings
    • CBT curricula
    • Featured therapist of the month
    • Research funding available
    • Learning opportunities


How to Apply

ABCT members interested in applying for this position should contact David Teisler, Director of Publications, ABCT, at [email protected].


The deadline for applications is October 1, 2023.

What Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of treatment that is based firmly on research findings.  It places emphasis on changing your cognitions (thoughts) or behaviors (actions) in order to effect change in how you feel. These approaches help people in achieving specific changes or goals.

Changes or goals might involve:

A way of acting: like smoking less or being more outgoing;
A way of feeling: like helping a person to be less scared, less depressed, or less anxious;
A way of thinking: like learning to problem-solve or get rid of self-defeating thoughts;
A way of dealing with physical or medical problems: like reducing back pain or helping a person stick to a doctor’s suggestions.

Cognitive behavioral therapists usually focus more on the current situation and its solution, rather than the past. They concentrate on a person’s views and beliefs about their life. CBT is an effective treatment for individuals, parents, children, couples, and families. The goal of CBT is to help people improve and gain more control over their lives by changing behaviors that don’t work well to ones that do.

How to Get Help

If you are looking for help, either for yourself or someone else, you may be tempted to call someone who advertises in a local publication or who comes up from a search of the Internet. You may, or may not, find a competent therapist in this manner. It is wise to check on the credentials of a psychotherapist. It is expected that competent therapists hold advanced academic degrees. They should be listed as members of professional organizations, such as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies or the American Psychological Association. Of course, they should be licensed to practice in your state. You can find competent specialists who are affiliated with local universities or mental health facilities or who are listed on the websites of professional organizations. You may, of course, visit our website ( and click on “Find a CBT Therapist”

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) is an interdisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of a scientific approach to the understanding and amelioration of problems of the human condition. These aims are achieved through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to assessment, prevention, and treatment.

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