Who are we?  

  • CHiP-SIG is a Special Interest Group of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT). It is composed of individuals interested in the experimental and clinical application of computers and other high-technology in the psychological and behavioral sciences. The organization fosters discussion and collaboration, disseminating information among CHiP-SIG members and AABT's broader membership. While most CHiP-SIG members belong to AABT, non-members are invited to apply as well. 

  Member Interests: 

  • With members worldwide, interests span a broad range of computer and hi-tech applications in the assessment and treatment of psychological problems. 
  • Some members are developing software and other technologies for screening or assessment related to clinical treatment. Others are involved in creating technological adjuncts to treatment, or using technology to reduce direct therapist involvement (e.g., psycho-educational tutorials). 
  • We have members interested in administrative applications. This includes computerizing practices (e.g., quality improvement protocols; scheduling, voice recognition, billing, and client tracking) or enhancing research procedures (e.g., subject tracking systems, data collection).  

  Current Activities:  

  • Ongoing Internet discussion group 
  • Biannual newsletter 
  • Computer Column in the Behavior Therapist (AABT's member newsletter) 
  • Sponsored presentations at the annual AABT convention (this year in Miami) 
  • Registration discounts at conferences of interest to members (e.g., Behavioral Informatics Tomorrow)

  Planned Activities:  

  • Improving our web site resources
  • Developing a membership directory 

  How to Join:  

Contact Bruce Gale, PhD, for information and an application on becoming a member. 
  • Email: BGalePhD@aol.com  
  • Fax: (310) 652-4913 
  • Mail: 116 N Robertson Blvd., Ste 501, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3108