Since 1983

Associations & Conferences

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Professional associations and conferences offer high quality products and services regarding cognitive behavior therapy. Some of our favorites are listed below. We have posted dates of upcoming conferences and have some archival information about past conferences.

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  • Excellent resources for clinicians and the public
  • Best Resource for “How to Find a Certified Therapist”
  • Offers certification of cognitive therapists
  • ACT certification indicates to consumers, potential employers, and other clinicians that the individual is a skilled cognitive therapist.
  • Members receive 30% discount on subscription to the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy

ABCT offers one of the best conferences in the USA for cognitive therapists. Their excellent annual conference is held the third week of every November.

2019 November 21-24 in Atlanta, Georgia 

Theme: Wisdom of Purpose and Perspective, Extending the Social Impact of Cognitive Behavioral Science (how to extend the reach and social impact of scientific knowledge to reduce mental health burden and improve lives.)

  • Invaluable CT resource for Cognitive Therapists worldwide
  • Excellent organization and website full of information
  • Listserv and journal with membership
  • BABCP’s Annual Conference is one of the best CBT training conferences in the world
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47th Annucal Conference / 3-5 September 2019 in Bath England

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The International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP) sponsors international and regional conferences. Membership includes: subscription to the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy / Cognitive Therapy Newsletter / Triennial world conferences.


2020 ICCP in Rome, Italy from 18-21 June 2020

10th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy: Toward Integrative CBT; Implications for Science and Practice

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The The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies is an organization consisting of 53 full member and 8 affiliate associations from 45 different countries with over 25,000 individual clinicians and researchers in its membership making it one of the largest psychotherapy organizations in the world. It is dedicated to the “empirically based principles and practice of behavioural and cognitive therapy approaches in health, social, education and related fields.”

50th European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies

EABCT’s Annual Congress presents an excellent opportunity
to travel and learn!

logo for the 2022 world congress in cognitive and behaviorial therapies in jeju island south korea
  • 2-5 June 2022
  • Jeju Island, South Korea – UNESCO World Natural Heritage and one of the New 7 Wonders
  • Theme: East Meet West – Embracing Diversity and Improving Access to CBT
  • Sign up for updates at the Conference Website:
  • The Korean Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (KABCT) is one of the leading multidisciplinary associations in the Asian Pacific region and is committed to hosting this international meeting with the most updated and sound science for cognitive and behavioral therapies.

WCBCT is home to the World Congress Committee (WCC). The WCC was established by mutual agreement of seven organizations and has the primary function of selecting organizations to host World Congresses of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy.

A World Congress event is held once every three years.

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  • Non-profit organization (circa 1994) as an outgrowth of Dr. Aaron T. Beck’s original Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania
  • International training and resource center
  • Provides clinical mental health services and consultations
  • Promotes research
  • Loaded with CBT information for the public and professionals

HISTORICAL NOTE: Festschrift for Dr. Aaron T. Beck, MD, founder of Cognitive Therapy November 15, 2001 at the annual meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy to honor the life and work of Aaron T. Beck, M.D.

We are trying to locate the link to the published speeches from the event (previously on the beck institute website). If you have any information regarding this, please contact us.

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– Archival Information: Special Festschrift for Dr. Beck


Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP)

European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCP)

World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT) – Previous WCBCT Locations

  • 9th: Berlin, GERMANY 2019 ( (17-20 July 2019 / The City Cube, Berlin, GERMANY – Theme: Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies at the Crossroads)
  • 8th: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 2016
  • 7th: Lima, PERU 2013
  • 6th: Boston, USA 2010
  • 5th: Barcelona, SPAIN 2007
  • 4th: Kobe, JAPAN 2004
  • 3rd: Vancouver, CANADA 2001
  • 2nd: Acapulco, MEXICO 1998
  • 1st: Copenhagen, DENMARK 1995