2013 ISITDBT Conference

The 2013 ISITDBT Conference will be held in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in conjunction with the convention for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

The meetings will be held in the Conference Center at the Opryland Hotel starting in Tennessee Ballrooms D & E.

Dates for ISITDBT Conference 2013 Planning
September 5, 2013 Registration for ISITDBT goes live with Early Bird Rates
September 10, 2013 Deadline for Poster Presentation Submissions
September 15, 2013 Deadline for 2013 ISITDBT Research Award Nominations
October 4, 2013 Announcements Made for Accepted Posters
October 10, 2013 Standard Registration Rates Will Apply
November 21, 2013 ISITDBT Conference
November 21-24, 2013 ABCT Convention

ISITDBT 2013 Plan
Please consider submitting a research paper, workshop proposal, or poster proposal. Below are details for each. You are welcome to submit in all categories. Submissions will be accepted early. Submissions and questions should be sent to isit@isitdbt.net

  • Research Papers. As in previous years, we will have a research panel in which individuals will present new data on DBT and DBT-informed studies. Appropriate studies include: randomized clinical trials, pilot trials of an adaptation or novel use of DBT, or basic studies on DBT-relevant topics such as emotion regulation, borderline personality disorder, suicidal behavior, and/or team or therapist behaviors. Submissions should include a title, list of authors and affiliations, and an abstract and should not exceed one page in length. Due Date: June 15, 2013.
  • Workshops. Workshops will be 90-105 minutes in length and should advance a participant’s knowledge of DBT. Experiential components are encouraged. Submissions should include a workshop title, list of presenters and affiliations, 3 learning objectives, and abstract. In addition, please specify whether material will be geared to one of three levels: basic (will be useful to all participants), novice (useful to individuals who are relatively new to DBT), or intermediate (requires a moderate degree of familiarity with DBT). Submissions should be no more than 1 page in length. Due Date: June 15, 2013.
  • Poster Session. Our poster session will be held at the end of the day in conjunction with a cocktail hour. There is always a lively and engaged audience! Appropriate topics include pilot trials of an adaptation or novel use of DBT, or, basic studies on DBT-relevant topics such as emotion regulation, borderline personality disorder, suicidal behavior, and/or team or therapist behaviors. Submissions should include a title, list of authors and affiliations, and an abstract, and should not exceed one page in length. ***Please clearly note in your submission if the first author is a student. Due Date: September 10, 2013.

Nominations for 2013 Research Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of Dialectical Behavior Therapy by way of research and treatment development. Previous recipients of the Research Award include Martin Bohus, MD (2004), Tom Lynch, Ph.D. (2005) and Shelley McMain, Ph.D., C. Psych. (2010).  Please submit a nomination letter for the ISITDBT Research Award indicating the evidence supporting the nominee’s contribution to the DBT Community via the nominee’s research on DBT and/or Borderline Personality Disorder. Deadline: September 15, 2013. Nominations will be accepted early.

REGISTRATION: Conference registration will open up on or near September 5, 2013. All registration will occur online through a portal to Eventbrite from our website. The Eventbrite site will not show any upcoming events until we go LIVE in September 2013. At that time, only credit cards will be accepted for payment.