ABCT Women's SIG

ABCT SIG Poster Exposition & Student Poster Award

The Women's SIG invites you to submit a poster for the 2022 ABCT SIG Poster Exposition and
Cocktail Hour!

Presenters should submit an abstract of 200-300 words by August 9th, 2022 to Lane Ritchie (, with "ABCT 2022 Women’s SIG Poster Submission_LAST NAME" in the subject line. If the first author of the poster is a student (undergraduate or graduate), please indicate this in your email in order to be considered for the Women’s SIG Student Poster Exposition Award (see below). Please note that incomplete submissions will not be accepted. For more information about formatting guidelines for SIG Expo posters, please review these guidelines. Feel free to contact Lane Ritchie with any questions.

All members of the Women’s SIG are eligible to submit. Content of the poster should focus
on women’s issues. Membership dues are $16/year for full members and $8/year for student
members. You can become a member by visiting the "Pay Dues and Donate" tab of this website.

Student (undergraduate or graduate) members whose posters are accepted for presentation at
the SIG poster exposition will be automatically considered for the Women’s SIG Student Poster
Exposition Award. To be eligible, the student must be the first author of the poster and must
state that s/he is a student upon submitting the poster. In addition to being recognized at the
Women’s SIG meeting at this year’s conference, the winner will have an opportunity to meet for
coffee with a senior member of ABCT during the conference.

All abstract submissions must be received by August 9th, 2022. Presenters will be notified of the status of their submission by August 24th.

We look forward to seeing you in person or virtually in New York!

ABCT Women’s SIG: / The Women's Issues in Behavior Therapy SIG is open to all Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT, formerly AABT) members who are interested in women's issues. We are committed to increasing women's participation in all levels of conference activity and in ABCT governance, to increasing knowledge and awareness of women's health and mental health issues, and to providing opportunities for women of ABCT to network with each other.

2018 Winner
Alyssa Pallo

​"Defining Sexual Consent: A Qualitative Study of Responses"

2017 Winner
Ava Fergerson

"The Mediating Role of Resilience in Sexual Trauma and Disordered Eating Behavior"

2016 Winner [Poster Withdrawn]

​Valisa Harris

"Attribution of Blame for Domestic Abuse: Does the Victim’s Response and Form of Abuse Matter?"

2015 Winner
Caitlin M. Pinciotti
"Rape Aggression Defense:  Unique Self-Efficacy Benefits for Female Survivors of Sexual Assault"

2014 Winner

​Caroline Kaufman

"Comparing Risk Factors and Psychological Symptoms Between Primiparous & Multiparous Mothers"

2013 Winner

Laura Sockol

"Preventing Postpartum Depression: A Meta-Analytic Review"

2012 Winner

Laura Sockol

"The Role of Maternal Attitudes in the Prediction of Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Among First-Time Mothers"

2011 Winner

Katelyn Anderson

"Gender Specific Relationship between Distress Tolerance and HPA Axis Response to Stress among Adolescents"  ​​​