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We'd love to hear from you:

What resources are you interested in?

(click here for 2-minute survey)

Hi there!


Are you interested in brain-based research as well as clinical practice? Would you like to expand your professional network and collaborate with scientists dedicated to translating basic science to real-world application in therapy settings? 


If yes, I hope you'll explore becoming a student member in our Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and consider completing this survey to let us know what resources you’re most interested in. The Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research (NTTR) SIG is a collection of scientists conducting research in three key areas of translational science. A recent video series highlights the work of several of our members from across the globe.


I'm Maria Kryza-Lacombe, a 5th year doctoral student at the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and current Student Representative of the NTTR SIG at ABCT. I have been a member of the SIG for almost 3 years. The mentorship I’ve received in the SIG has been invaluable and allowed me to expand my scientific thinking and refine my research interests and career goals.


We're currently trying to expand student membership of the SIG and want to learn how the SIG can best serve you. Membership is only $5 a year and provides you with benefits such as


Our goal is to make all these resources available to students around the world who wish to become more active in translational research. I hope you'll explore our website and consider becoming a member.


Thanks so much for your interest and I hope to connect with you soon! Feel free to email me directly with thoughts/questions/ideas.



Maria Kryza-Lacombe, M.S.

Graduate Student Researcher

SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Translational Emotion Neuroscience & Development Laboratory


Student Representative

ABCT Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research SIG 



How to Develop

a Career in

Translational Research

Interview with Dr. Greg Siegle, Senior Advisor to the SIG Chair

Getting Ahead of the Curve as a Graduate Student and Beyond!

Tips by SIG-Member

Dr. Adam Weissman

Transitioning from Student to Professional in ABCT and


Article by Dr. Angela Fang,

our SIG Chair

Have ideas about what you'd like to see on this section of the site?
Or any new ideas about new resources the SIG can provide to student members?

Email Maria Kryza-Lacombe, the SIG Student Representative, with your thoughts!


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