CBT Journals for Mental Health Professionals and Students

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These International Journals offer some of the best CBT findings available including:

  • empirical research,
  • single-case designs
  • focus on application and implementation
  • experimental and clinical contributions
  • reviews of recently published literature
  • and reports on new treatments

Our Recommendations


  • Application of behavioral and cognitive sciences to clinical problems
  • International journal – published 6/year
  • Major emphasis on empirical research, methodological & theoretical papers
  • Evaluative reviews of the literature
  • Controlled single-case designs
  • Clinical replication series welcome
  • Published by Elsevier on behalf of Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Editor: Denise M. Sloan, National Center for PTSD Behavioural Sciences Division, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


  • Primary mission is clinical dissemination
  • Quarterly international journal
  • Bridge gap between published clinical research / actual clinical CBT practice
  • Primary focus is application and implementation of procedures
  • Articles contain clinical interventions, client-therapist dialogue
  • Special series, clinical commentaries, book reviews
  • Published by Elsevier on behalf of Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Editor: Brian Chu, PhD, Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA


  • Aimed primarily at members of the helping and teaching professions
  • Interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal – 6 issues/ year
  • Features original research
  • Experimental and clinical contributions to theory, practice and evolution of CBT
  • Includes review of recently published literature in the CBT field
  • Being a BABCP member entitles you to access the journals online at the Cambridge University Press (CUP) website

Editor: Paul M Salkovskis, Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training, Oxford, UK


Editor-in-Chief: John Riskin, PhD, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

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