The Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group offers resources for researchers and students interested in anxiety disorders.

The ANXSIG Mission

Our mission is to provide a professional forum for exchanging information and ideas on the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Members of the ANXSIG share a common interest in cognitive behavior therapy and the study of variables and processes that contribute to the etiology, maintenance, and modification of anxiety-related disorders. Members also share an interest in promoting and disseminating state-of-the-art, basic and applied knowledge about anxiety and related disorders to other scientists, practitioners, and the general public.

Important Notice(s)

Hello Anxiety Disorders SIG Members,

It is once again time to renew your membership to the ABCT Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group! We have valued your interest and support in the past and hope that you will continue your membership with us.

We would also like to welcome poster abstracts for the Anxiety Disorders SIG Poster Exhibition at the 2016 ABCT convention in New York City. Below, you will find information regarding our SIG poster exhibition. Please let me know if you have any questions!


The Anxiety Disorders SIG is now accepting submissions for our Poster Expo at this year’s ABCT convention in New York City (October 27-30).  Submissions are open to all members of the Anxiety Disorders SIG.  To submit your work, please send a Word document attachment (doc. or docx. format) containing the following:

1)    Title of the presentation

2)    Authors

3)    Affiliation(s)

4)    Contact information for the first author

5)    Student status of the first author

6)    An abstract between 150 and 300 words in length describing the Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions of the study presented.

For students (not yet having completed your doctoral training) who are first authors, please also indicate if you would like to be considered for one of the two $250 student awards that are determined at the abstract exposition.

Submissions should be emailed to Angela Cathey at angela17@gmail.com.  The deadline for submissions is August 15th. The headline of your submission email must read: “Poster Submission for ABCT Anxiety SIG”.

Also, if you have not already, please remember to pay your SIG dues for the year. If you are unsure if you have paid for 2016, please contact me at sarfanld@miamioh.edu. Annual Dues are $15 for professionals and $7.50 for students (U.S. and Canada). If you would like to take advantage of our two-year membership, the fee is discounted at $28 for professional membership and $13 for student membership.

Thank you all for your continued support of our SIG!