Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

ABCT Couples Research and Treatment Special Interest Group

  • Dev Crasta
  • Kayla Knopp
  • Brian R. W. Baucom
  • Katherine J. W. BaucomEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_617

Name of the Organization or Institution

ABCT Couples Research and Treatment Special Interest Group


AABT couples SIG; ABCT couples SIG; Couples SIG


The Couples Research and Treatment Special Interest Group (Couples SIG) of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT, formerly known as Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, or AABT) is a consortium of researchers and clinicians focused on couples research and practice. The Couples SIG was founded by a group of psychology researchers actively developing couples therapies. The Couples SIG is steadily growing in size and productivity and currently has 215 members (Eubanks-Fleming 2015). As a part of the ABCT, the Couples SIG promotes empirically supported treatment of couples and relationship problems both by promoting basic research into relationship functioning and clinical research into the assessment, prevention, and treatment of couple problems.


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  1. Eubanks-Fleming, C. J., (2015). ABCT Couples SIG Treasurer’s Update (C. Carrington, A.M. Parsons, & K.Z. Pentel, Eds.). Couples Research & Therapy Newsletter, 21(2), 4.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dev Crasta
    • 1
  • Kayla Knopp
    • 2
  • Brian R. W. Baucom
    • 3
  • Katherine J. W. Baucom
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.University of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.University of DenverDenverUSA
  3. 3.Department of Psychology, University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  4. 4.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Thorana Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Utah State UniversitySanta FeUSA