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2020 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard G. Heimberg, Temple University

Outstanding Mentor

David A. F. Haaga, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, American University

Anne Marie Albano Early Career Award for the Integration of Science and Practice

Emily L. Bilek, Ph.D., ABPP, University of Michigan

Sobell Innovative Addictions Research Award

Christopher Correia, Ph.D., Auburn University

Distinguished Friend to Behavior Therapy

Andrea Petersen, Wall Street Journal in-house writer, who consistently takes a CBT approach when covering mental health

Outstanding Service to ABCT

Lata K. McGinn, Ph.D., Yeshiva University and Cognitive Behavioral Consultants

Virginia A. Roswell Student Dissertation Award

Alexandra Werntz Czywczynski, M.A., University of Virginia and University of Massachusetts Boston

Leonard Krasner Student Dissertation Award

Nur Hani Zainal, M.S., Pennsylvania State University

John R. Z. Abela Student Dissertation Award

Christopher J. Senior, M.A., Catholic University of America

Student Research Grant

Kelsey Pritchard, University of Toledo

Honorable Mention: Christina L. Verzijl, B.A., University of South Florida

President’s New Researcher

Joseph McGuire, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Student Travel Award

Katherine Venturo-Conerly, Harvard University

Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Poster Awards

  • Danielle Weber, M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Patterns of Emotional Communication in Same-Sex Female Couples Before and After Couple Therapy”
  • Gemma T. Wallace, B.A., Colorado State University: “Personality and Emotion Dysregulation Dimensions Differentially Predict Engagement in a Wide Range of Self-Injurious and Health-Risk Behaviors”
  • Rachel Weiler, MSc, PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium: “Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy a Good Fit for Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Patients?”

About ABCT Awards

The ABCT Awards Program recognizes and salutes individuals for their contributions to the field of behavioral and cognitive therapy and the institutions that have helped to train many of these very people.

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