Select Page

Welcome to Your Home for CBT.

Welcome to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). For over 50 years, ABCT and its members have strived to alleviate human suffering through the application of scientific principles.

Learn MoreJoin ABCT

Find a CBT Therapist

Search through our directory of local clinicians.

2022 convention banner
Get Help

Get Help

Resources for individuals and families who are looking for assistance with understanding CBT concerns.

For Professionals

For Professionals

Resources for practicing CBT professionals including clinicians and researchers.

For Students

For Students

Resources for those who are studying to become a professional CBT professional.

Behavioral & Cognitive Therapy Resources

Browse through our library of Fact Sheets, Self-Help Books, and other resources.

Fact Sheets

ABCT provides Fact Sheets covering a number of topics.

Self Help Books

ABCT provides Self-Help books covering a number of topics.

Find A Therapist

Search through our directory of local clinicians.

New & Noteworthy

ABCT news and position statements on current events and issues shaping the world around us.

Nominate an Outstanding Young Person for ABCT’s Youth Community Leader Award Nominate an Outstanding Young Person for ABCT’s Youth Community Leader Award - Do you know a kid or teen (ages 7-17) that has made a positive mental health impact in the greater Philadelphia area via community engagement, service, activism, advocacy, research, or other creative approaches? Are you that kid or teen? ABCT is seeking nominations for the 2024 Youth Community Leader Award.
Congratulations to ABCT President-Elect, Steven A. Safren, Ph.D. Congratulations to ABCT President-Elect, Steven A. Safren, Ph.D. - We at ABCT wish to extend our sincerest congratulations to our President-Elect, Steven A. Safren, Ph.D., for his Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award from the University of Miami. This award, for which he was nominated by Phillip M. McCabe, the professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, celebrates the many significant accomplishments of Safren’s clinical practice and research.
World CBT Day 2024 World CBT Day 2024 - World CBT Day coincides with WHO’s World Health Day, and reflects the importance and impact of cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT) on global health.
Recognizing Autism Awareness Day Recognizing Autism Awareness Day - ABCT is proud to acknowledge Autism Awareness Day this year. Nearly half of youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) experience elevated levels of anxiety. In recent years, studies have explored the methods of treating anxiety in children with ASD using modified CBT techniques.
Celebrating Easter Celebrating Easter - ABCT wishes a Happy Easter to all who celebrate!
Michelle Drapkin Michelle Drapkin - Featured Therapist Michelle Drapkin is the author of "The Motivation Interviewing Path to Personal Change: The Essential Workbook for Creating the Life You Want."
Sanity Podcast with Dr. Patricia A. Resick Sanity Podcast with Dr. Patricia A. Resick - On this 2 episode series of Sanity, a CBT Podcast, we delve into PTSD and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in two enlightening episodes!
Sanity Podcast with Dr. Mary K. Alvord Sanity Podcast with Dr. Mary K. Alvord - Join Dr. Mary K. Alvord as she discusses the evolution and challenges of telehealth practices, from early adoption to post-pandemic preferences.
Honoring ABCT President Dr. Sandra Pimentel for Women’s History Month Honoring ABCT President Dr. Sandra Pimentel for Women’s History Month - Sandra Pimentel, Ph.D., ABCT’s current President, is Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Associate Director of Psychology Training, and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
the Behavior Therapist’s March 2024 Issue is Now Live Online the Behavior Therapist’s March 2024 Issue is Now Live Online - The March 2024 the Behavior Therapist centers on reflections from our 2023 Convention in Seattle, WA.

Helpful Tips & Featured Articles

Treating Trauma and Anxiety with CBT Treating Trauma and Anxiety with CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches are typical in treating trauma and anxiety across the lifespan. Trauma, a response to experiencing or witnessing an event that overwhelms your stress response and ability to cope, can be marked by several key components.
CBT and the Gut-Brain Connection CBT and the Gut-Brain Connection - CBT can be used to treat gut-related issues, especially those caused by stress, by providing psychoeducation, relaxation techniques, and cognitive restructuring to help alleviate symptoms.
“What Is CBT and Does It Actually Work” Reflection “What Is CBT and Does It Actually Work” Reflection - Determining what kind of therapy is right for you can be a daunting task. A recent article published by Health Conscious titled “What Is CBT and Does It Actually Work” briefly describes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence-based treatment that has been shown to be effective for a variety of concerns.
Three-Quarters of Those Using CBT-I See Long-Term Improvements in Insomnia Three-Quarters of Those Using CBT-I See Long-Term Improvements in Insomnia - Christina Caron of the New York Times provided a very positive review of CBT-I, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, that alleviates sleep problems in more than ¾ of users.
Self-Talk and CBT Self-Talk and CBT - Vocal Media’s recent article, “Is It Normal to Talk to Yourself?” discusses both the benefits and harms of self-talk.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Post-COVID-19 Fatigue and Poor Concentration Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Post-COVID-19 Fatigue and Poor Concentration - Individuals experiencing fatigue and poor concentration post-COVID-19 infection may benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
7 Tips to Help Manage Emotions - Jenny Taitz walks the reader through steps that can help with overall emotional management.
All Children 8 and Older Should be Screened for Anxiety, U.S. Task Force Says All Children 8 and Older Should be Screened for Anxiety, U.S. Task Force Says - Routine anxiety screenings help parents and professionals monitor children’s mental health, detect early signs of difficulties, and seek services when needed.

Calendar of Events

Live Webinar April 19 - Are You Overlooking Eating Disorders in Your Clients? Moving Beyond the Eating Disorder Stereotype to Reduce Diagnostic Error, Improve Ethical Practice, and Enhance Care with Dr. Carolyn Black Becker

Event Date: Friday, April 19 2024

Event Time: 11:00 ET

Get Involved

Join ABCT today to become a part of an active community of CBT Professionals.

Featured Lab

The Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Science, and Treatment Lab (BESTLab) The Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Science, and Treatment Lab (BESTLab) - The Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Science, and Treatment Lab (BESTLab), located in the Department of Psychology at Palo Alto University, is directed by Janice Kuo, Ph.D.

Featured Professionals

Showcasing the people and ideas that make our community better for everyone.

Featured Fellow

Maureen Whittal Maureen Whittal - This is the first of a series of articles meant to spotlight current Fellows of ABCT. Meet Maureen Whittal, who is a Fellow and also a Member of the ABCT Fellows Committee.

Featured Researcher

Alexa M. Raudales Alexa M. Raudales - Alexa M. Raudales, M.A. (she/her/hers) is a doctoral student at the University of Rhode Island and a member of Dr. Nicole H. Weiss’ STRESS Lab. She was the 2023 recipient of the ABCT Research Facilitation Committee’s Student Research Grant.

Featured Mentor

Anu Asnaani Anu Asnaani - Dr. Asnaani is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who currently is the Principal Investigator of the Treatment Mechanisms, Community Empowerment, and Technology Innovations (TCT) laboratory and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.

Featured Therapist

Michelle Drapkin Michelle Drapkin - Featured Therapist Michelle Drapkin is the author of "The Motivation Interviewing Path to Personal Change: The Essential Workbook for Creating the Life You Want."
2022 convention button
Find a CBT Therapist
Find a CBT Therapist

ABCT Community

Be a part of our online community on social media and in our Member Forums.

ABCT on Youtube

ABCT on Facebook


My Account Info

Manage your Membership information, email preferences, and more.

Journals

Membership in ABCT grants you access to three journals.

Convention

We are now accepting Abstract submissions for Continuing Education Ticketed Sessions at the 2024 ABCT Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

My Account Info

Manage your Membership information, email preferences, and more.

Journals

Membership in ABCT grants you access to three journals.

Convention

We are now accepting Abstract submissions for Continuing Education Ticketed Sessions at the 2024 ABCT Convention in Philadelphia, PA.