Congratulations to our student award winner, Hope Rutter, under the mentorship of Kathy Berenson (Gettysburg College). Their poster is titled #Bopo: The Effect of Body Positive Social Media Content on Women’s Mood and Self-Compassion. Other co-authors on the poster are Kaley Michael, Brittany Repak, Cindy Campoverde, and Thao Hoang.


Congratulations to our student award winner, Elizabeth Lomas, under the mentorship of Kerstin Blomquist (Furman University) and Carolyn Black Becker (Trinity University). Their poster is titled Dissemination of a Dissonance-Based Body Image Program in Church Settings: A Pilot Study.


We are pleased to announce the student award winners, Caroline Swords, Kieran Laursen, and Sara Prostko, under the mentorship of Dr. Lori Hilt (Lawrence University). Their poster title is:

Understanding the Relationship between Nonsuicidal Self-injury and Suicide in Adolescence through an Interpersonal Lens


We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 CPLAC Student Poster Award, Kristyne Hong, Courtney Chan, Andrew Nguy and Ken Fujimoto (Claremont McKenna College, faculty mentor: Wei-Chin Hwang) for their poster:

Call Me Back: Examining Mental Health Provider Biases Through Callback Rates and Responsiveness

We are excited to announce the new CPLAC SIG Facebook Group! This group provides a forum for SIG members to share information about teaching, research, and more. All current SIG members are eligible to join the group; all requests to join the group must be approved by an administrator.



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Thank you to the SIG Board members for 2015-2016, Ashley Borders (Treasurer), Laura Sockol (Secretary), Sarah Markowitz (Vice President) and Chris Lootens (President).

Many thanks especially to Chris Lootens, outgoing SIG President, for all of the fantastic work he did for the SIG in 2015-2016!

We had great SIG activity at this year’s meeting of ABCT. Chris Lootens moderated a very well-attended panel on Preparing the Next Generation of Scientist-Practitioners: Disseminating Principles of CBT Through Undergraduate Teaching with Kathryn Bell, Kerstin Blomquist, Laura Knouse, Sarah Markowitz and Lauren Stutts.

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Many thanks to those of you who assisted in reviewing posters for the 2014 SIG expo and poster award:

Taryn Myers, Laura Knouse, Dara Friedman-Wheeler, Marie LePage, Helen MacDonald, Tiffany Airtime, Greg Feldman, Jake Nota, Chris Lootens, Laura Sockol, Sarah Markowitz, Julia McQuade and Alex Burgess

Previous Student Poster Award Recipients

2016: Monica Abdul-Chani & Gabriella Ponzini (Skidmore College, mentor: Casey Schofield) for their poster:
Evaluating the Impact of Etiological Explanations for Social Anxiety Disorder

2015: Laney Mathias & Rose Miller (Amherst College, mentor Julia McQuade):
Outsmarting Aggression: The Role of Executive Functioning in Determining the Nature of Children’s Aggressive Behavior

2014: Yifat Levenstein (Lawrence University, mentor Lori Hilt):
Eating Attitudes and Behaviors: A Cross Cultural Comparison

2013: Jessica Fitts (Williams College, mentor Kate Stroud):
Understanding the Development of Rumination: The Role of Mothers’ Coping Suggestions