Welcome to the 53rd Annual ABCT Convention Itinerary Planner!
The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies welcomes you to the 53rd Annual Convention at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme this year is “A Wisdom of Purpose and Perspective: Extending the Social Impact of Cognitive Behavioral Science." Our activities this year have focused on purposeful reflection about what we do in our diverse roles to serve ABCT's mission of improving the health and wellness of all people.
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:
Two Invited Addresses:
Vikram Patel, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School - "Building the Workforce to Deliver Psychological Therapies Globally"
Matthew R. Sanders, Ph.D., The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia – “Transforming the Lives of Children, Parents, and Communities: Accomplishments and Future Opportunities”
Presidential Address, "Increasing the World's Therapeutic Intelligence Through Strategic Alignment of Individuals, Institutions, and Industries", Bruce Chorpita, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
Lifetime Achievement Award Address, "Imagine Being Accused of Scientific Fraud!” Linda Sobell, Ph.D. and Mark Sobell, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University.
Two Special Panels:
“Realizing ABCT’s Mission in the Politicized World”,moderated by Lynn Bufka, Ph.D., American Psychological Association.
Center for Disease Control Panel, "Increasing Impact of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies: Why Public Health", moderated by Sonja Schoenwald, Ph.D., Oregon Social Learning Center.
ABCT 2019 Student Workshop: "CBT for Depression" - Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., Beck Institute
147 Symposia, 35 Panel Discussions, 18 Clinical Roundtables, 4 Spotlight Research, 8 Research and Professional Development Over 1,100 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 53rd Annual Convention:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions begin at 8:30 a.m.; Friday and Saturday sessions end at between 5:30 p.m.- 6:00p.m., and Sunday sessions ends at 12:00 p.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 12 noon.
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