Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

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Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Special Interest Group

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African Americans in Behavior Therapy

African Americans in Behavior Therapy is a special interest group (SIG) aimed to provide support for and to facilitate research and practice of the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy with African American populations.

This SIG is for psychologists, researchers, students and others with an interest in CBT research and practice as it pertains to African Americans. It is also a great opportunity for networking and camaraderie. Any ABCT member with an interest is welcome to join. Just pay our very low annual membership fee and you'll be added to our database. You'll receive our SIG annual newsletter and be eligible to submit a poster the annual SIG cocktail poster reception.

Don't miss our SIG meeting at the ABCT Annual conference in November.

SIG Leader: Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
 

FAQ's about the African Americans in Behavior Therapy Special Interest Group (SIG)

Q. How do I join?

A. It's easy! Just pay your dues using the PayPal button on this web page (upper right box).

Q. Do I have to be African American to join?

A. No! You just have to have an interest in African American research.

Q. Do I have to join ABCT to be part of the SIG?

A. No, but it's strongly encouraged.

How to Join the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies mission statement is "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."

By joining ABCT you will be afforded several benefits such as: access to an extraordinarily active Special Interest Community, delving into treatment approaches, populations, and specific disorders. ABCT have memberships specially formulated for Full & Associate Members, Student Members, New Members, and Professionals! As a reminder, Full & Associate Membership, New Student Memberships, and Professional memberships include:

  • Subscription to the Behavior Therapist newsletter - 8 times per year!
  • Access to both journals on-line for FREE!!!
  • Participate in ABCT's List Serve
  • ABCT Job Bank - Free resume listings for all members
  • And remember each membership package includes their own unique membership perks!

Go to ABCT Members and become a member today!

Poster Submissions

The African Americans in Behavior Therapy SIG (Special Interest Group) will be present at the 2017 ABCT Convention in San Diego (November 16-19, 2017) at the Friday night SIG cocktail reception. The theme this year is Applying CBT in Diverse Contexts!

If you have a research project about African Americans, please consider submitting an abstract for a poster. Accepted posters will be listed in the ABCT conference book, which is a great way to build your CV, share your work, and get feedback from others in the field.

We will be accepting up to 12 posters, and up to 3 will receive a best poster award from the SIG.

To submit an abstract for presentation, please submit the following materials to Dr. Monnica Williams at monnica.williams @uconn.edu. Priority deadline: August 21 (with consideration after that date on a space-available basis).

  1. ABSTRACT: Be sure to include (a) Objective - the primary purpose of the poster; (b) Method - data sources, subjects, design, measurements, data analysis; (c) Results - key findings; and (d) Conclusions - implications, future directions.

  2. FORMATTING: Submit your abstract in MS Word, 12 point type, Times Roman font, 1 inch margins. Do not use any special formatting in your document. The filename should be the last name of the first author. Do not exceed one page.

  3. AUTHORS: Please list all authors in the order they should appear in the heading of the abstract. The presenter and/or first author should be a member of the African American SIG (required for submission). Be sure to indicate which author(s) are members. If you're not a member, becoming a member is easy — just complete the form above requesting membership. Also indicate your membership in your submission. You must also include degree, institutional affiliations, and departments for all authors.

  4. CONTACT: Please provide contact information for the first author (phone, institution, department, mailing address, email contact). If the first Author is not the Presenter on an abstract, provide contact information on the Presenter as well.

  5. KEY WORDS: Up to five key words should be selected.

  6. SUBMITTING YOUR ABSTRACT: Please send your abstract as an attached MS Word file and include contact information and institutional affiliation of all authors in the body of the email as well as on the abstract document. Put "AA-SIG Submission" in the title of your email.

  7. If accepted, your poster should follow the ABCT SIG Poster Exposition Guidelines: Each Poster has a maximum size of 18 inches wide by 19 inches tall. Mount your poster on foam board or cardboard. Presenters should prepare handouts on essential information that doesn't fit on the poster or be prepared to share an email address for follow-up correspondence.

If accepted, your poster should follow the ABCT SIG Poster Exposition Guidelines: Each Poster has a maximum size of 18 inches wide by 19 inches tall. Mount your poster on foam board or cardboard. Presenters should prepare handouts on essential information that doesn't fit on the poster or be prepared to share an email address for follow-up correspondence.

Note: If your posted is accepted, at least one author is expected to be present to present the poster!

ABCT SIG Poster guidelines...

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