Couples SIG Preconference Event, November 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce an exciting lineup for this year’s preconference event! Following our important discussions around increasing the SIG’s focus on diversity and inclusion and highlighting the outstanding accomplishments of our student members, we will begin with a series of 5-minute lightning presentations from student members, followed by a speed-mentoring session for the trainee members of the SIG, and we will wrap up with a panel presentation focused on diversity in the couples field. The preconference event will be held from 5:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, November 15 in Roosevelt 2.

5:30-6:00 Student Research Lightning Symposium  

6:10-7:00 Speed Mentoring for Students, Interns, and Postdoctoral Fellows

7:10-8:00 Panel Presentation: Diversity in Education, Treatment, and Research in the Couples Field featuring Drs. Anthony Chambers, Vickie Bhatia, and Galena Rhoades


The following list is an archive of slides and handouts from previous ABCT preconference events. To download the files, click on the Powerpoint or Word icons. If you have presented at a Couples SIG preconference event in the past and would like your materials included, please send them to us.


2013 (Presenter: Drs. Donald Baucom, Frank Fincham, Rick Heyman, Howard Markman, Keith Renshaw, Galena Rhoades, Amy Slep, Scott Stanley, and Kristi Gordon): Securing Grants for Couple-Based Research. Nashville, TN.

2011 (Presenter: Dr. Sue Johnson): A New Era for Couple Therapy: Emotion, Attachment and EFT. Toronto, ON. (A list of research studies and other materials is available on Dr. Johnson's website:

2010 (Presenter: Dr. Ron Rogge): Advances in Measurement. San Fransisco, CA.

2008 (Presenter: Dr. Kristi Coop Gordon): Treating Affair Couples: An Integrative Approach. Orlando, FL.

2007 (Presenter: Dr. Barry McCarthy): An Invitation to Couple Therapists to Become Involved in Sex Therapy and Research. Philadelphia, PA.