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ABCT Fellows Status

ABCT Fellow status is awarded to full members who are recognized by a group of their peers for distinguished, outstanding, and sustained accomplishments that are above and beyond the expectations of their existing professional role. Because members’ career paths come with unique opportunities, the committee is sensitive to the environment in which the applicant was functioning, and we weigh the contributions against the scope of the applicant’s current or primary career.

Multiple Routes to ABCT Fellow Status

ABCT now offers 6 areas of consideration for Fellowship status: (a) clinical practice; (b) education and training; (c) advocacy/policy/public education; (d) dissemination/implementation; (e) research; and (f) diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants for fellowship will be asked to endorse the area(s) in which they wish to be considered. These areas can be overlapping, but also have unique features. Endorsement of multiple areas does not increase the likelihood of selection as a Fellow; demonstrating outstanding, sustained effort in one area is all that is required. What guides the committee’s decision making is determining if an applicant has made an exceptional, sustained contribution that goes beyond their work role expectations.

Who is Eligible to Apply for Fellow Status? (a) Full membership in ABCT for > 10 years (not continuous); (b) Terminal graduate degree in behavioral and cognitive therapies or related area(s); and (c) > 15 years of professional experience following graduation. Two letters of reference are required; one should be from an existing ABCT Fellow. If the latter requirement is a barrier to applying, please contact the Chair of the Fellows Committee at [email protected], who will then assist in determining how to best handle this request. The Committee encourages qualified and diverse applicants to apply.

The Fellows Committee strongly recommends that potential Fellow applicants as well as their letter writers describe the applicant’s specific contributions that are outstanding and sustained. To aid in writing these letters, the Fellows Committee prepared Guidelines for Applicants and Letter Writers for how to write fellow status contributions While these guidelines provide examples of what the Fellows committee considers outstanding, sustained contributions, they are far from exhaustive.

Deadline for Fellow Status Applications: July 31, 2023, is the deadline for both applicants and letter writers to submit their materials. Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by mid-October 2023.

Application deadline: July 31, 2023

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All materials must be received no later than July 31, 2023. Each year a new ABCT Class of Fellows will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony at the ABCT annual convention.

Guidelines for Applicants and Letter Writers for Writing Fellow Status Contributions

Examples Of “Outstanding and Sustained Accomplishments”


ABCT Fellows Committee
Antonette Zeiss, Ph.D., Chair
Vice Chair: Christopher Martell, Ph.D.
Gayle Beck, Ph.D.
Brian Chu, Ph.D.
Debra Hope, Ph.D
Simon Rego, Ph.D.
Maureen Whittal, Ph.D.

Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D.
W. Stewart Agras, M.D.
Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D.
Lynn Alden, Ph.D.
Lauren Alloy, Ph.D.
Mary Alvord, Ph.D.
Robert T. Ammerman, Ph.D.
Frank Andrasik, Ph.D.
Martin Antony, Ph.D.
Gordon Asmundson, Ph.D.
Marc Atkins, Ph.D.
Nathan Azrin, Ph.D. *
Albert Bandura, Ph.D.
David Barlow, Ph.D.
Donald Baucom, Ph.D.
Aaron Beck, M.D. *
J. Gayle Beck, Ph.D.
Judith Beck, Ph.D.
Carolyn Becker, Ph.D.
Debora Bell, Ph.D.
Alan Bellack, Ph.D.
Brian Borsari, Ph.D.
John Paul Brady, M.D. *
Timothy A. Brown, Ph.D.
Alan J. Budney,Ph.D.
Kelly Brownell, Ph.D.
Lynn F. Bufka, Ph.D.
Cheryl N. Carmin, Ph.D.
Colleen Carney, Ph.D.
Michele Carter, Ph.D.
Leonidas Castro Camacho, Ph.D.
Joseph Cautela, Ph.D. *
Timothy A. Cavell, Ph.D.
Dianne Chambless, Ph.D.
Alexander Chapman, Ph.D.
Bruce Chorpita, Ph.D.
Andrew Christensen, Ph.D.
Ray Christner, Psy.D.
Karen Christoff, Ph.D.
Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Ph.D.
Brian Chu, Ph.D.
David M. Clark, Ph.D.
Scott Coffey, Ph.D. *
Meredith Coles, Ph.D.
Linda Craighead, Ph.D.
W. Edward Craighead, Ph.D.
Michelle Craske, Ph.D.
Carla Danielson, Ph.D.
Joanne Davila, Ph.D.
George Davis, Ph.D.
Tom Davis, Ph.D.
Gerald Davison, Ph.D.
Brett Deacon, Ph.D.
Edward Dengrove, M.D. *
Michael Detweiler, Ph.D.
Patricia DiBartolo, Ph.D.
Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
David DiLillo, Ph.D.
Deborah Dobson, Ph.D.
Keith Dobson, Ph.D.
Leonard Doerfler, Ph.D.
Tom Dowd, Ph.D. *
David Dozois, Ph.D.
Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.
Albert Ellis, Ph.D. *
Norm Epstein, Ph.D.
Eva Feindler, Ph.D.
Steven Fishman, Ph.D. *
Edna Foa, Ph.D.
Evan Forman, Ph.D.
Cyril Franks, Ph.D. *
Ken Freeland, Ph.D.
Arthur Freeman, ED.D. *
Robert Friedberg, Ph.D.
Steven Friedman, Ph.D.
Mary Fristad, Ph.D.

Randy Frost, Ph.D.
Richard Gallagher, Ph.D.
Frank Gardner, Ph.D.
Robert Goisman, M.D.
Jeff Goodie, Ph.D.
Sherryl Goodman, Ph.D.
Jonathan Grayson, Ph.D.
David A. F. Haaga, Ph.D.
Kim W. Halford, Ph.D.
Constance Hammen, Ph.D.
David Hansen, Ph.D.
Trevor Hart, Ph.D.
Steven Hayes, Ph.D.
Richard Heimberg, Ph.D.
James Herbert, Ph.D.
Dirk Hermans, Ph.D.
Michel Hersen, Ph.D.
Reid Hester, Ph.D.
David Hodgins, Ph.D.
Stefan Hofmann, Ph.D.
Steven Hollon, Ph.D.
Debra Hope, Ph.D.
Arthur Tom Horvath, Ph.D.
Jonathan Huppert, Ph.D.
Neil Jacobson, Ph.D. *
Robin Jarrett, Ph.D.
Amanda Jensen-Doss, Ph.D.
Sheri Johnson, Ph.D.
Will Johnson, Ph.D.
Todd Kashdan, Ph.D.
Debra Kaysen, Ph.D.
Alan Kazdin, Ph.D.
Philip Kendall, Ph.D.
Betsy Kennard, Psy.D.
Nancy Keuthen, Ph.D.
Muniya Khanna, Ph.D.
Robert Klepac, Ph.D.
Felicitas Kort, Ph.D.
Leonard Krasner, Ph.D. *
Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Ph.D.
Mark Lau, Ph.D.
Arnold Lazarus, Ph.D. *
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.
Deborah R. Ledley, Ph.D.
Jarrod Leffler, Ph.D.
Paul M. Lehrer,Ph.D.
Harold Leitenberg, Ph.D.
Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.
Brett Litz, Ph.D.
Barry S. Lubetkin, Ph.D., ABBP
Howard Markman, Ph.D.
G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D. *
Christopher Martell, Ph.D.
Randi E. McCabe, Ph.D.
Meghan McDevitt-Murphy, Ph.D.
Lynn McFarr, Ph.D.
Lata McGinn, Ph.D.
Patrick B. McGrath,Ph.D.
Dean McKay, Ph.D.
Carmen McLean, Ph.D.
Robert McMahon, Ph.D.
Richard J. McNally, Ph.D.
Cheryl McNeil, Ph.D.
Daniel McNeil, Ph.D.
Douglas Mennin, Ph.D.
Alicia Meuret, Ph.D.
David Miklowitz, Ph.D.
Alec L. Miller, Psy.D.
Lynn Miller, Ph.D.
Amori Mikami, Ph.D.
Kathleen Mooney, Ph.D.
Russell Morfitt, Ph.D.
E. Katia Moritz, Ph.D.
David Moscovitch, Ph.D.
Rosemery Nelson-Gray, Ph.D.
Cory Newman, Ph.D.
Michelle Newman, Ph.D.
Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D.
Arthur Nezu, Ph.D.
Christine Nezu, Ph.D.
K. Daniel O`Leary, Ph.D.
Thomas Ollendick, Ph.D.
Susan Orsillo, Ph.D.

Michael Otto, Ph.D.
Shane Owens, Ph.D.
Christine Padesky, Ph.D.
David Pantalone, Ph.D.
Gerald Patterson, Ph.D. *
Jacqueline Persons, Ph.D.
Donna Pincus, Ph.D.
Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D.
Sheila Rauch, Ph.D.
Jennifer P. Read, Ph.D.
Simon Rego, Psy.D.
Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D.
Keith Renshaw, Ph.D.
Patricia Resick, Ph.D.
Alyssa Rheingold, Ph.D.
Bradford Richards, Ph.D.
John Riskind, Ph.D.
Todd Risley, Ph.D. *
Shireen Rizvi, Ph.D
Thomas Rodebaugh, Ph.D.
Lizabeth Roemer, Ph.D.
Kelly Rohan, Ph.D.
Paul Rohde, Ph.D.
Alan Ross, Ph.D. *
Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Ph.D.
Dennis Russo, Ph.D.
Steven A. Safren, Ph.D.
Yuji Sakano, Ph.D.
Nicholas Salsman, Ph.D.
Andrew Salter, B.S. *
Mitchell Schare, Ph.D.
Norman Schmidt, Ph.D.
Zindel Segal, Ph.D.
Laura Seligman, Ph.D., ABBP
Greg Siegle, Ph.D.
Matthew Skinta, Ph.D.
Denise M. Sloan, Ph.D.
Dan Smith, Ph.D.
Douglas Snyder, Ph.D.
Linda Sobell, Ph.D.
Mark Sobell, Ph.D.
Leslie Sokol, Ph.D.
William Spaulding, Ph.D.
Philip Spinhoven, Ph.D.
Gail Steketee, Ph.D.
Eric Storch, Ph.D.
Gregory Stuart, Ph.D.
Richard Stuart, D.S.W.
Donna Sudak, M.D.
Richard Suinn, Ph.D.
Mary Sullivan, M.S.W.
Dorothy Susskind, Ph.D. *
Bethany Teachman, Ph.D.
David Tolin, Ph.D.
Martha Tompson, Ph.D.
Jalie A. Tucker, Ph.D.
Leonard Ullmann, Ph.D. *
Ricks Warren, Ph.D.
Jeremiah Weinstock, Ph.D
Risa Weisberg, Ph.D.
Amy G. Weisman, Ph.D.
Amy Wenzel, Ph.D.
James Whelan, Ph.D.
Mark Whisman, Ph.D.
Susan W. White, Ph.D.
Maureen Whittal, Ph.D.
Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.
Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Reid Wilson, Ph.D.
G. Terence Wilson, Ph.D.
Joseph Wolpe, M.D. *
Douglas Woods, Ph.D.
Sheila Woody, Ph.D.
Peggilee Wupperman, Ph.D.
Jerome Yoman, Ph.D.
Paula Young, Ph.D.
Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D.
Antonette Zeiss, Ph.D.
Robert Zeiss, Ph.D.
Richard E. Zinbarg, Ph.D.


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