Click here to reach the official ABCT website. The 2017 ABCT Conference will be held in San Diego, CA. You can read the latest updates from the Couples SIG officers below:

Couples SIG Preconference Event

We are pleased to announce that this year's Couples Research & Treatment SIG Preconference Event will feature a fantastic panel focused on "Current Topics in Research, Assessment, and Intervention related to Intimate Partner Violence." Drs. Amy Marshall, Rick Heyman, and Dan O'Leary will present elements of their exciting original research and contribute to discussion with fellow panelists and audience members. The preconference event will take place on Thursday, November 16th at 6:30PM in Cobalt 501C in the Conference Hotel. We look forward to seeing everyone there!  


Couples SIG Business Meeting

The Couple SIG Business Meeting will take place on Friday 11/17 from 9:15-10:15 in the Sapphire 411 located on Level 4, Sapphire Level. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Couples' SIG Women's Happy Hour

Ladies, please join us for Happy Hour at the Odysea (the hotel bar) on Friday 11/17 at 5PM. We hope to see many of you there. 


Couples SIG Cocktail Party


When: Saturday, November 18th from 6:30-8:30pm (feel free to stop by whenever you can)

Where: Half Door Brewing Co., 903 Island Ave. San Diego, CA 92101.

Transportation: The restaurant is about a 15-minute walk from the conference Hilton, one block north of Petco Park (directions here). If you prefer to drive, there is limited street parking. Lyft is also widely available in San Diego.

In accordance with tradition, the Student Cocktail Party will immediately follow the main event. All undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students are welcome to stay longer and have a chance to get to know each other better. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Clinical Round Table at ABCT

Couple Therapy and Research, Plus or Minus Forty: A Brief Look Back, a Major Look Forward

It’s bright and early on Sunday 11/19, at 8:30AM in the Indigo Ballroom E, Level 2. Drs. Don Baucom, Andy Christensen, Kurt Hahlweg, Kim Halford, Howard Markman, and Doug Snyder will share their wisdom and vision for the future of the couple field.

As part of this round table, Dev Crasta ( and Kayla Knopp ( are collecting questions for the panel from SIG students. Perhaps you’re wondering about their advice for young researchers, or about their impressions of the way the field has changed (for better or for worse). Or, maybe you’re just curious about their favorite sock color. No question is too big, small, sober, or silly!