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The ABCT List Serve provides an opportunity for the worldwide membership of ABCT to disseminate and share ideas and information concerning behavioral and cognitive-behavioral analysis, assessment, and therapy, broadly conceived.

The list is open to all members of ABCT. The List Serve members will determine the topics of discussion. All List Serve members are encouraged to be active participants. Committed groups of behavioral and cognitive-behavioral psychology professionals willing to share their ideas and interests will contribute to a vital and active List Serve.

Rules and Regulations

To join the list serve, write Amanda Marmol [email protected]. Please note the email you use in your profile is the one the list serve will recognize. If you want a different one, but sure to let Amanda Marmol [email protected] know. If you wish to unsubscribe, you may contact Amanda Marmol [email protected]; she will remove your name from the List Serve. Please allow approximately 10 days for this to take effect, although, in most cases, it will be sooner.

Our rules are simple, and are meant to promote useful and respectful interaction among professionals.

  1. Be courteous.
  2. The discussions on the lists are meant to stimulate conversation, not to create contention. Differences of opinion should be expressed in a professional manner.
  3. Keep messages as brief as possible (e.g., only “repost” essential text from previous postings.
  4. Use “subject” lines that are as informative as possible.
  5. When the purpose of a message is not clear from the subject line, or if the message is fairly long, write a brief (10-25 word) abstract at the beginning of the message so that readers can determine whether your posting is relevant to their interests.
  6. Direct messages or replies to the forum sub-lists only when you believe they will be of wide interest, otherwise, direct them to individual e-mail addresses.
  7. Be constructive and encouraging.
  8. Remember that this is an international forum, thus be sensitive to cultural, religious, and racial issues so that messages will not be misinterpreted.
  9. Offer comments that are collegial in tone, without unprofessional behavior or hostility (i.e. ad hominem personal attacks or any other malevolent behavior.) Libel (written information intended to harm another person’s reputation) and slander (falsely spoken information which damages another) are prohibited.
  10. All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited.
  11. Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the lists is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
  12. As ABCT is a not-for-profit and tax-exempt organization, the List Serve is to be used as a forum for the abovementioned aims and purposes (i.e. sharing of professional/scientific information) and not as a means of electioneering, advancing personal or another’s professional gain, advertising professional services, or for any other personal or monetary profit/gain.
  13. Do not post commercial messages. The cyberspace term for this is spamming. Contact people directly with products and services that you believe would help them.
  14. ABCT allows posts announcing upcoming workshops, symposia, and other professional educational opportunities. To qualify, the following criteria must be met: one or more of the presenters must be an ABCT member; and the topic must cover CBT-related treatment, assessment, or research, or cover methodological approaches used in said research, or cover training or supervision aspects used in teaching CBT. There are no restrictions on the medium used (it can be a workshop, symposium, single- or multi-day, etc.) nor on sponsoring organizations. This rule specifically supersedes rules 12 and 13. There is a limit of one announcement per event, and there are to be no such postings sent during November until after the ABCT Convention nor posting for sessions that occur during the month of November, with the exception of posting regarding sessions connected with the Convention.
  15. Do not include attachments in your posts; instead, embed text in the body of the email.
  16. ABCT retains the right to reproduce postings to this List Serve.
  17. Do not post any information or material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.
  18. Under no circumstances may List Serve members discuss pricing issues or any issues that would violate antitrust laws (e. g., a discussion of hourly fees is not permitted because it may violate antitrust law).
  19. When discussing Clinical Issues, client confidentiality must be maintained.
  20. Members are encouraged to list continuing education opportunities on Facebook.
  21. ABCT’s List Serve and Facebook pages allow you to post surveys for research purposes, provided that those surveys have been IRB-approved or -exempt. In the past, we requested advance approval from our moderators; that is no longer required.

Limitations, Warnings, and Disclaimers

  • The ABCT’s List Serve manager reserves the right to remove from the List Serve any List Serve member who violates the rules and regulations or whose communications on the List Serve are, in the judgment of ABCT, problematic for any reason. Additionally, ABCT reserves the right to remove from the List Serve any List Serve member whose ABCT membership lapses.
  • I agree that neither ABCT, its staff, membership, nor any contributor can be held liable in any way for any information and/or data made available to, or omitted from information distributed to the subscribers to this mailing list. I am aware that the information distributed may or may not have been checked for accuracy.
  • I agree to hold harmless ABCT and all contributors against any and all claims arising out of the use of the List Serve, regardless of the causes, effects, or fault.
  • I agree that any referrals are accepted without explicit or implied endorsement or recommendation from ABCT.
  • In the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to ABCT’s attention, ABCT will take all appropriate action.
  • ABCT reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines
  • Do not send administrative messages such as “remove me from the list” through the List Serve. Instead, please contact Amanda Marmol [email protected] to remove yourself from a list. Please include “Unsubscribe” in your subject line.

Where to Send Messages

Postings to the List:
All ABCT members can send messages to: [email protected]

Questions for List Moderator:
Send questions to Meghan Cody , Ph.D. [email protected]

Administrative Questions (e.g. List Serve problems):
Please contact ABCT’s List Serve manager, Amanda Marmol [email protected]. Please include “List Serve Question” in your subject line.

Please contact ABCT’s List Serve manager, Amanda Marmol [email protected]. Please include “Unsubscribe” in your subject line.

Please note that the List Serve is not archived.

Hints for Using the List Serve to Manage Emails

The List Serve has become a wonderful tool for our members. They are asking questions and getting answers and sharing approaches and getting referrals and all sorts of things. But not all things are important to all people. So, if you are getting List Serve emails you don�t want, or you want to organize emails you want to save for later, you can create a rule in most email software packages, such as Outlook, that flows messages to other folders, say a junk folder or a referral folder or �How to Make the Best Vomit Recipe.� Below are the steps you can take in outlook.

Create a rule from scratch

To create a rule by choosing your own conditions, actions, and exceptions, do the following:

  • In the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click Mail.
  • On the Tools menu, click Rules and Alerts.
  • If you have more than one e-mail account, in the Apply changes to this folder list, select the Inbox that you want.
  • Click New Rule.
  • Under Start from a blank rule, select either Check messages when they arrive or Check messages after sending, and then click Next.
  • Under Step 1: Select condition(s), select the conditions that you want the messages to meet for the rule to apply.
  • Under Step 2: Edit the rule description, click an underlined value if you have not done so already, and then click Next.
  • Under Step 1: Select action(s), select the action that you want the rule to take when the specified conditions are met.
  • Under Step 2: Edit the rule description, click an underlined value if you have not done so already, and then click Next.
  • Under Step 1: Select exception(s), select any exceptions to the rule, and then click Next.
  • To finish creating the rule, enter a name for the rule, and then select any other options that you want.

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