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NTTR SIG 2020 Translational Workshop

 November 22, 2020


There is a notorious gap between research and its use in actual clinics. This gap is particularly salient for projects done by trainees, whose work gets overlooked by the clinical community. This workshop was geared towards improving the likelihood that the work of trainees immersed in neurocognitive research actually penetrates clinical audiences by incorporating translational, implementation, and dissemination-ready thinking into their work from the outset. 


Chairs: Angela Fang, Greg Siegle

Organizing Group: Angela Fang (University of Washington), Greg Siegle (University of Pittsburgh), Andrew Peckham (McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School), Maria Kryza-Lacombe (San Diego State University)


Presenters: William Taboas (SDSU), Marin Kautz (Temple U), Anna Wears (U Pittsburgh), Jacob Kraft (Oklahoma State)


Reviewers: Angela Fang, University of Washington, Glenn Wiener,, Theanne Griffith, UC Davis, Kelsey Dickson, SDSU, Roslyn Moore, HHS, Kristian Ranta, Meru Health, Ian Cook, UCLA + Los Angeles TMS Institute, Greg Siegle, University of Pittsburgh

Thank you to all the presenters for a such a successful workshop!

ERP informed neurocognitive profiles for obsessive compulsive core dimensions

William Taboas

San Diego State University

Suicidal thoughts and behaviors in late adolescents following childhood maltreatment are mediated by enhanced acute stress-responsivity

Marin Kautz

Temple University

Using real-time neurofeedback to target affect biased attention and depressed mood in adolescent girls at risk for major depressive disorder

Anna Wears

University of Pittsburgh

Identification and modulation of executive function biomarkers within virtual reality exposure for severe weather anxiety

Jacob Kraft

Oklahoma State University

Translational Workshop powerpoint

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Presentations by NTTR SIG Members at ABCT 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

10:30 AM - 5 PM EST

Institute 1: Desirable Difficulties: Optimizing Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Through Inhibitory Learning

Presenters: Jonathan Abramowitz, Ryan Jacoby, Shannon Blakey

NTTR SIG research areasMechanisms of interventionsAugmentation of existing interventions

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

3 PM - 4 PM EST

SIG Meeting - Neurocognitive Therapies and Translational research SIG (our SIG!!) - all are welcome!

Presenters: Angela Fang, Greg Siegle, Andrew Peckham, Ryan Jacoby, Marlene Strege, Maria Kryza-Lacombe 

NTTR SIG research areas: all

Thursday, November 19, 2020

3:35 PM – 5:05 PM EST

Symposium 33: Cognitive Bias Modification in the Clinic

Chair: Courtney Beard, Ph.D. – McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Discussant: Nader Amir, Ph.D. – San Diego State University

Presenters: Courtney Beard, Risa B. Weisberg, Martha Falkenstein, William Taboas

NTTR SIG research areasNovel neuroscience-informed interventionsAugmentation of existing interventions

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Poster PS4-B30: Cingulate Prediction of Response to Antidepressant and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Depression: Theory, Meta-analysis, and Empirical Application

Author: Marlene V. Strege

Co-authors: Greg J. Siegle, Kymberly Young

NTTR SIG research areasIdentifying biomarkers of treatment success

Saturday, November 21, 2020

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM EST (more info here)

Invited Panel 2: Personalizing Treatment to Improve CBT Outcomes

Presenters: Greg Siegle

NTTR SIG research areasMechanisms of symptoms and disordersMechanisms of interventionsMechanisms of individual differences of treatment successIdentifying biomarkers of treatment successNovel neuroscience-informed interventionsAugmentation of existing interventionsNeuroscience-informed psychoeducation

6:45 PM - 8:15 PM EST

Spotlight Research 2: Augmenting CBT with Real-time Fmri Amygdala Neurofeedback Training Increases Early Response to Therapy and Long-term Outcomes

Presenters: Kymberly Young

NTTR SIG research areasMechanisms of symptoms and disorders, Mechanisms of interventions, Mechanisms of individual differences of treatment success, Novel neuroscience-informed interventions, Augmentation of existing interventions

Sunday, November 22, 2020

1:30-4:45 PM EST (more info listed above)

Research and Professional Development 7 - (Parts I and 2): Enhancing the Translational Pipeline to Advance Neuroscience-informed Clinical Practice

Chairs: Angela Fang, Greg Siegle

Presenters: William Taboas (SDSU), Marin Kautz (Temple U), Anna Wears (U Pittsburgh), Jacob Kraft (Oklahoma State

NTTR SIG research areas: all

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM EST

Oral presentation in Symposium 127: Augmenting Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Public Speaking Anxiety with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Presenters: Mollie A. McDonald, Samantha J. Meckes, and Cynthia L. Lancaster

NTTR SIG research areasMechanisms of interventions

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Oral presentation in Symposium 135: Social and Non-social Reward: A Preliminary Examination of Clinical Improvement and Neural Reactivity in Adolescents Treated with Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Presenter: Michael Liuzzi 

Co-Authors: Karen T. G. Schwartz, Maria Kryza-Lacombe, V. Robin Weersing, Jillian Lee Wiggins

NTTR SIG research areasIdentifying biomarkers of treatment success

6:45 PM - 8:15 PM EST (more info here)

Oral presentation in Symposium 141: Parsing Heterogeneous Neural Substrates of Attention Bias in Transdiagnostic Anxiety Using Novel Computational Methods

Presenter: Rebecca B. Price

NTTR SIG research areasMechanisms of symptoms and disordersIdentifying biomarkers to inform treatment allocation

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