ABCT's Academic Training and Education Standards Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the Spotlight on a Mentor program. The purpose of the Spotlight on a Mentor program is to highlight the diversity of excellent research mentors within the membership ranks of ABCT. Its goal is to spotlight promising and accomplished mentors across all levels of academic rank, areas of specialization, and type of institution.
Congratulations to Richard G. Heimberg, recipient of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association’s (PBTA) Lifetime Achievement Award
Richard G. Heimberg received his PhD from Florida State University in 1977.
He is the Thaddeus L. Bolton Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University.
Dr. Heimberg is well known for his efforts to develop and evaluate cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety disorder.
Most recently, Dr. Heimberg and colleagues at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry have been working on a program for the treatment of patients with anxiety about going to the dentist.
His research has been supported by 15 grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and industry....
The field of psychotherapy has been rocked by the work of Wampold and Colleagues and their claim that all psychotherapies are equally effective. This idea has been around since the 1930s and is called the Dodo Bird verdict. Although this claim remains a hot topic of debate (See special issue Psychotherapy, 2014 Vol 51 issue 4), the Dodo bird is a resilient species who speaks to ABCT. The Dodo bird asks, “Are not the different types of CBT equally effective for all disorders?”