Thanksgiving has not happened yet, but I have many words of thanks to share. ISITDBT was a great success this year and many people helped to make that happen.
Thanks to Marsha for her Address to the ISITDBT community. It was a special treat to share the entire ISITDBT day with Marsha this year. Thanks to all the presenters who shared research presentations, provided our workshops, conducted our clinical seminar, and shared their poster presentations.
Thanks to the Program Committee for developing such a successful and informative program plan for ISITDBT 2013.
Thanks to Charlie Swenson for organizing our DBT sing-along. And thanks to all the singers and musicians who participated in singing with Marsha and the entire ISITDBT community. Such fun. And search YouTube soon!
A note of apology for the fact that I did not more formally acknowledge Randy Wolbert for leading mindfulness before registration at the start of the ISITDBT day. As I understand it, Randy has already signed up to lead mindfulness again before next year’s conference. So stay tuned for more details next year.
Thanks to the volunteers from Rutgers University who helped us stay organized for the registration and check in. It was a long line during parts of the registration, and I appreciate how hard the volunteers worked to get everyone checked in smoothly.
Thanks to Behavioral Tech for organizing and providing Continuing Education credits for ISITDBT 2013. It is not a small project to organize!
Congratulations to Alan Fruzzetti upon receiving the 2013 ISITDBT Research Award. We feel that Alan is a supremely deserving recipient of the award and we appreciate his many contributions to the DBT community.
Please join me in giving best wishes to Lynn McFarr who assumes the mantle of Program Chair for ISITDBT for the next two years. The best thing that you can do to help her is to start thinking right away of workshops, research presentations, and other contributions you can offer to help create a creative and informative program for ISITDBT 2014 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Thanks to all who have supported my efforts as Program Chair for ISITDBT for the past two years. It has been an honor to take on the responsibility, as ISITDBT is such an important conference and community. Thanks again.
-Adam Payne, Ph.D.