Sean worries about flying. Susan has trouble controlling her irritability.
Within the WELL Center, he oversees tenure track and research faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows, as well as undergraduate, Masters students, and Ph.
Forman has a smaller "sub-lab" that focuses on designing, refining, implementing, and evaluating innovative behavioral and technology-based treatments for obesity and related eating problems. Some of his larger funded projects include Mind Your Health, which is evaluating a novel acceptance-based behavioral treatment ABT for obesity; Project Dash, which is evaluating the effect of gamification and of computerized neurocognitive training aimed at helping individuals stay adherent to a healthy diet; OnTrack, a smart phone-based Just-in-Time Adaptive Intervention JITAI that uses machine learning to predict and prevent lapses from a weight control diet; and ReLearn, an investigation of an Artificial Intelligence AI approach to optimizing intervention features for weight control.
How do you stay current with developments in the field? I also read through a few key journals every month, look at citation alerts that I receive, discuss relevant manuscripts with students and colleagues, and attend conferences.
What conferences do you regularly attend and why? I have attended ABCT virtually every year for the past 15 years, despite the fact that it always seems to fall on my birthday!
I think of ABCT as my academic home, and believe it is a showcase of rigorous and relevant research. The Society of Behavior Medicine SBM conference is also especially relevant because of the subject matter and also because so many researchers there are investigating the use of technology to improve psychological treatments.
How long have you been a member of ABCT? I often come away from the conference with new ideas, and sometimes with new collaborators. How do you see the future of ABCT for both you and your students?
I think ABCT will continue to evolve in interesting ways. For instance, I see it becoming focused on empirically supported treatments and not necessarily on cognitive and behavioral treatments.
Not unrelated, I believe that the role of technological innovations will increasingly play a role at ABCT. I know that my students will participate by presenting our work at ABCT.
However, I hope that they also take on student leadership positions at ABCT, which I think is a highly worthwhile activity. Are your students members of ABCT? If so, what has been most useful for them? Yes, many of my students are or have been members of ABCT.
Many aspects of ABCT have proven useful to them. Not only have students presented posters, but a number have given talks at ABCT, which I believe to be especially good experience not to mention an excellent social anxiety exposure.
I have encouraged students to take the initiative in setting up symposia and panel discussions as a moderatorwhich is a specialized form of networking, and allows for an intensive participation in ABCT whether or not the student has data to present in a given year.
Students have also gotten a huge amount out of participating in a SIG.
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Finally, it goes without saying, that ABCT is a great place for students to meet faculty and students in other labs who are working in similar lines of research, and also potential future internship supervisors and employers.
Who should consider applying to your lab, and how can they find out more? We have assembled two sites for prospective students.
We have a more conventional webpage that discusses who should apply, how to apply, and so on. We also have put together a comprehensive set of information about our current and former students, including outcomes of those students.
We asked questions of WELL's students: Elizabeth Lampe I am interested in the development and prevention of eating disorders in adolescents and young adults and the effect of athletic body shape standards on body perception and development of eating disorders in adolescents and young adults.
ABCT has given me opportunities to learn about research outside my area and connect with other researchers who are interested in concepts similar to my interests. I would recommend submitting your work as a poster or symposium, and attending special interest groups relevant to your research.
Going to different talks during the convention can also be a really good learning experience for students. Rebecca Crochiere My research interests focus on the use of technology, specifically smart phone-based ecological momentary assessment and passive sensing systems, to predict and intervene upon triggers of dietary lapse among people who are overweight and following a dietary prescription.
ABCT has expanded my knowledge of cutting-edge research that uses technology to augment treatments related to weight-related behavioral outcomes. In addition, ABCT has been valuable in facilitating networking with a range of individuals, from prominent researchers to other students, working in my area of research.
I would recommend getting involved in special interest groups SIGs that align with your research or clinical interests, submitting a poster presentation abstract, and attending the annual conference to hear first-hand about new developments in your area of interest.
I have pursued this line of research by using mHealth technology to deliver evidence-based interventions that directly target problematic eating. ABCT has primarily been helpful for me a an avenue for networking.
Attending the conferences but also being involved in the SIGs is a great way to meet like-minded individuals with whom you can collaborate.Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health.
CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes) and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems..
Originally, it was designed to treat. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies are research-supported approaches to counseling / psychotherapy with distinct advantages.
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A key mechanism by which cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) fosters improvement in pain outcomes is via reductions in hyperalgesia and pain-related catastrophizing, a dysfunctional set of cognitive-emotional processes.
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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts.
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