Dr. Raymond DiGiuseppe, Chair of the Department
of Psychology at St. John’s, who was recently elected President
of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Dr.
DiGiuseppe, a member of the Association since 1975, previously
served as Convention Coordinator of the organization and will
become president elect in November at the association’s annual
convention in Washington, DC.
As president, Dr. DiGiuseppe will guide the organization’s
long-term planning initiative of disseminating empirically
supported treatments for psychological problems to all mental
The Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy is a
professional, interdisciplinary organization of approximately 5,000
therapists and clinicians, including psychologists, psychiatrists,
social workers psychiatric nurses and other health professionals
that is concerned with the application of behavioral and cognitive
sciences to understanding human behavior, developing interventions
to reduce human suffering and enhance the human condition and
promote the appropriate utilization of these interventions.