Welcome to the 52nd Annual ABCT Convention Itinerary Planner!
The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies welcomes you to the 52nd Annual Convention at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, in Washington, DC. The theme this year is “Cognitive Behavioral Science, Treatment, and Technology" and is intended to address the constantly changing needs of clinicians and researchers wishing to learn how they might use technology to reduce human suffering. The ABCT convention will offer presentations on virtual reality in cognitive behavioral therapy, on internet treatments and on smartphone apps, as well as on the use of online trainings for clinicians from all over the world - and much more!
ABCT's Annual Convention brings the cognitive-behavioral community together to explore current developments in research and practice and to stimulate thinking about the myriad issues that surround CBT. At the Convention, we hope you will network with your peers, hear innovative talks, benefit from professional development sessions, and enjoy roundtable discussions with mentors, colleagues, and luminaries.
Highlights of this year’s program include:
Three Invited Addresses:
Pim Cuijpers, Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - "The Dodo Bird in the Digital Age: How E-Mental Health Can Improve Prevention and Treatment of Mental Health Problems"
Patricia A. Arean, Ph.D., University of Washington – “Improving the Quality of Evidence-Based Treatments: Can (and Should) Technology Help”
Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D., Harvard University – “Using New Technologies to Better Understand, Predict, and Prevent Suicidal Behavior ”
Presidential Address, "CBT in the Digital Age: Enhancing Effectiveness and Reach of Research and Psychotherapy" by Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D. from Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School.
ABCT mHealth Pre-Conference co-sponsored by the Technology & Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research SIGs.
Clinical Grand Round, "Using Innovative Inclusive Technologies to Transcend Barriers in Mental Health Service Utilization" chaired by Jordana Muroff, Ph.D., from Boston University School of Social Work, 2017 Annual Convention Program Chair
150 Symposia, 37 Panel Discussions, 14 Clinical Roundtables, 4 Spotlight Research, 10 Research and Professional Development Over 1,400 Poster presentations
Over 50 AMASS, Clinical Intervention Trainings, Institutes, Master Clinician Seminars, Traditional Workshops, and Mini Workshops
Exhibitor Networking Opportunities
Earn Continuing Education Credit (CE)
When making your travel and accommodation plans, please note that the following scheduling details for the 52nd Annual Convention:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions begin between 8-8:30a.m.;
Friday sessions end at 6:00p.m., and Saturday sessions ends at 5:30p.m.
SIG Expo and cocktail reception on Friday from 6:30p.m.- 8:30p.m.
Saturday Night Dance Party from 10:30p.m. - 1:00a.m.
Many presentations will occur on Sunday, and the Convention will end at 11:45 a.m.