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                              2017 ABCT CAASIG PRE-CONFERENCE

Save the date! The Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG will once again host its annual preconference event prior to the ABCT conference. 


Please see below for the THURSDAY (11/16/17) pre-conference meeting schedule.  It will be held in the room Aqua 314.

Thursday Pre-Conference (11/16/17)
1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.-Steven Kurtz, Ph.D., of Kurtz Psychology Consulting, P.C., and Richard Gallagher, Ph.D., of the NYU Child Study Center, will each be presenting on the Treatment of Selective Mutism 

2:30 p.m.-3:35 p.m.-Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., of Columbia University, will be presenting on the new and improved Child and Parent Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule (ADIS) 

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.-Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., of Columbia University, John Walkup, M.D., of Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Jonathan Comer, Ph.D., of Florida International University, will form a panel to discuss issues in the treatment of anxiety

Thursday evening happy hour will occur jointly with the Child Depression and Child Bipolar SIGs. It's scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Tin Fish  (http://www.tinfishgaslamp.com/).

We look forward to seeing you all there!


In addition to our great pre-conference events, please be sure to check out our Friday events as well (listed below):

FRIDAY (11/17/17) ANNUAL SIG MEETING (1:45 PM - 3:15 PM)
Indigo 206, Level 2, Indigo Level

-Bruce Chorpita, Ph.D., of UCLA and incoming ABCT President, will be presenting on "Letting EBTs Leave the Nest: Some Reflections on Dissemination and Collaboration"
-Erika CrawfordM.A., of Temple University, will briefly present her research as the 2017 Student Travel Award winner. 

FRIDAY (11/17/17) SIG POSTER SESSION (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

We are allowed only 12 slots for our Child Anxiety SIG posters. Congratulations to those who were accepted, and thanks to all of you who submitted entries. We had so many well-done posters this year. Please see below for the list of accepted posters:

Addressing Common Clinician Concerns in Exposure Based CBT: Attrition, Therapeutic Relationship and Treatment Satisfaction
Caitlin Choy, Joseph F. McGuire, Monica S. Wu, and John Piacentini, University of California, Los Angeles

Changes in Disgust Propensity and Sensitivity in Youth with Contamination Based Obsessions
Christopher Georgiadis, Joshua Kemp, Aishvarya Arora, Jenna Sung, Jennifer Freeman, Abbe Garcia, and Brady Case, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Community Partnership in Protocol Development: Building a Novel Behavioral Intervention Using a Community Clinician Participatory Research Approach
Andrea Temkin, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Differences in Intelligence Quotient Scores Among Youth with Specific Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Paige Picou, Peter J. Castagna, and Thompson E. Davis III, Louisiana State University

Global Impairment Accounts for the Associations Between Internalizing Symptoms and Perceived Burdensomeness Toward Others
Giselle C. Costales, Victor Buitron, and Jeremy W. Pettit, Florida International University

Moderators of the Relationship Between Maternal Stress and Internalizing Problems
Paige M. Ryan, Thompson E. Davis III, and Josie Bridges, Louisiana State University

Neuroticism as a Higher Order Factor in Youth Emotional Disorders
Niza A. Tonarely, Jamie A. Sherman, and Jill Ehrenreich-May, University of Miami

Somatic Symptoms of Anxiety and Suicidal Ideation among Treatment-Seeking Youth with Anxiety Disorders
Erika Crawford, Lauren B. Alloy, Taylor A. Burke, Philip C. Kendall, and David M. Siegel, Temple University, Shari Jager-Hyman, University of Pennsylvania

The Relationship Between Behavioral Inhibition and Obsessive Beliefs in Children
Aishvarya Arora, Noah C. Berman, and Sabine Wilhelm, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

The Relationship Between Sleep Accommodation and Sleep-Related Problems in Children with Anxiety
Lydia L. Chevalier, Boston University

Use of Specific Delivery Strategies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Youth in Different Therapy Settings
Vishnupriya Srivastava, Julia R. Cox, Davis Erney, Michael A. Southam-Gerow, and Bryce D. McLeod, Virginia Commonwealth University

Using the Interpersonal Relationships Module of the ADIS-C/A to Screen for Anxiety-Related Impairments in Peer Functioning among mid-to-late Adolescents
Alexis Beale, Lauren Keeley, Hide Okuno, Sebastian Szollos, Erica Rausch, Bridget Makol, Tara Augenstein, Melanie Lipton, Sarah Racz, and Andres De Los Reyes, University of Maryland at College Park



Registration fee is $20 for professionals and $10 for student members.  All financial contributions should be submitted online or by check sent to the address below:

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