Call for papers, ABCT CT Special Interest Group


The Cognitive Therapy SIG (Special Interest Group) will have a table at the 2017 ABCT Convention in San Diego (November 16-19, 2017)!

For those of you who have never attended the convention, each year there is a reception on Friday night, featuring posters from each of the SIGs.

If you (or a student you supervise) have a poster idea having relevance to cognitive therapy, please consider submitting. A poster accepted to the CT SIG is listed in the ABCT conference book and is a great way for graduate students and young professionals to build their CV and to share recent work at ABCT.

Submission of original research, meta and mega analyses are preferred, although case studies will be considered. Please do not submit posters that have already been accepted as part of the regular conference.

To submit an abstract for presentation, please submit the following materials to Dr. Bradford Richards ( by August 31st, 2017:

1) ABSTRACT: All abstracts should 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) CHARACTER LIMIT: There is a limit of 3,300 characters for the text of your abstract submission.

3) TITLE: The title should be in mixed case. PLEASE DO NOT enter the title in all capital letters. Do not use formatting tags in the title (with the possible exception of the lowercase tag). Please do not repeat the title or the authors in the body of the abstract. Your title should be no more than 175 characters in length.

4) AUTHORS: Please list all authors in the order they should appear in the heading of the abstract. Please confirm that the presenter is an ABCT CT SIG member (required for submission). Becoming a member is easy if you would like to submit.

5) INSTITUTIONS: Enter up to two institutional affiliations per author. Do not enter departments.

6). Please provide contact information for the first author (phone, mailing address, email contact). If you (the first Author) are not the Presenter on an abstract, you will need to provide contact information on the Presenter as well.

7) KEY WORDS: Up to four key words should be selected.

8) SUBMITTING YOUR ABSTRACT: Please send your abstract as an attached Word file and include contact information in the body of the email as well as on the abstract document. If you do not receive confirmation of your submission within 48 hours, please resend it with “did you receive this?” as the subject to ensure it has been received. We had a submission go to spam in a prior year.

Please email all submissions to: Dr. Bradford Richards:

Deadline for receipt of all submissions is August 31st, 2017.