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INTERNATIONAL  ASSOCIATES
International Associates Committee
Chair: Lata K. McGinn, Ph.D.

Behavioral and cognitive therapies are increasingly well represented around the world. There are many national and regional umbrella associations across the globe devoted to research, education, and training in cognitive and behavioral therapies. The International Associates Committee of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) brings together colleagues from cognitive and behavioral associations all over the world. ABCT has a long history of outreach and generosity to our international colleagues and initially formed the International Associates Committee to help allied organizations in the cognitive and behavioral therapies gain access to our journals at the member rate. Under G. Terence Wilson's ABCT presidency in 1979, ABCT began holding meetings with the presidents of international associates at our Annual Convention to network, understand the issues allied organizations are facing in their country, and strengthen opportunities for education, research, and training. ABCT's continued outreach and generosity has led to a substantial increase in the number of countries represented in the International Associates Committee.

Each Friday during ABCT's Annual Convention, we convene an International Associates meeting. The agenda covers information on the upcoming World Congress and update of highlights of the organizations represented at the meeting. An International Associates dinner is organized each year on Friday night. Representatives are encouraged to attend and are welcome to bring a colleague. If your organization has not participated in our International Associates meetings and would like to participate, kindly contact ABCT's Executive Director, Mary Jane Eimer (mjeimer@abct.org).

The Chair of the International Associates Committee is also ABCT's representative to the World Congress Committee (WCC). The WCC meets annually at the ABCT convention and is tasked with facilitating the organization of the triennial the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT). The 9th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies will be held in the CityCube, Berlin, Germany, July 17-20, 2019. Please click on the link on the side bar of this page to register.

The World Congress Committee (WCC) is comprised of the following representatives:

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Lata K. McGinn (Chair, International Associates) and Keith Dobson

Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavior Therapy (AACBT)

Sarah Egan (Chair of WCC) and Ross Menzies

International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP)

Mehmet Szungur and Lynn McFarr

European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT)

Thomas Kalpakoglou and Rod Holland

Asian Association for Cognitive and Behavior Therapy Association (ACBTA)

Jung-Hye Kwon and Ning Zhang

Latin-American Association of Analysis, Behavioral Modification and Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. (ALAMOC)

Eduardo Pacheco and Luis Flores

Our current International Associates Chair, Dr. Lata K. McGinn, has spearheaded a proposal to form a World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies to serve as a worldwide humanitarian organization intended to bring together CBT colleagues across the world to promote mental health across the globe by fostering the dissemination of evidence-based prevention and treatments through collaborations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). As chair of the WCC-Sub-Committee now tasked with taking the proposal forward, she is actively working with the following international associates across the world to launch the World Confederation. The goal is for the World Congress Committee to transition into the World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.

Lata K. McGinn (Chair), Thomas Ollendick, and Keith Dobson

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Sarah Egan and Ross Menzies

Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (AACBT)

Rod Holland and Philip Tata

European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT)

Luis Peres

Latin-American Association of Analysis, Behavioral Modification and Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (ALAMOC)

Jung-Hye Kwon

Asian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

9th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies

Berlin, Germany

July 17-20, 2019

www.wcbct2019.com www.wcbct2019.com

 

 

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