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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.

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Resources for practicing CBT professionals including clinicians and researchers.

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

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ABCT provides Fact Sheets covering a number of topics.

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

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New & Noteworthy

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

A Message From Our President A Message From Our President - Cognitive behavior therapy has much to offer the world in scary times. We must remember our theories and our interventions have implications outside the therapy room and we must strive to do more as we hold ourselves to the highest standards to practice in a way that best serves our communities
Conversion Post-Viewing Discussion with Dr. Silverstein, Dr. Davison, and Director Gregory Caruso Conversion Post-Viewing Discussion with Dr. Silverstein, Dr. Davison, and Director Gregory Caruso - Discussion among the director and subjects of "Conversion," documentary examining aspects of the conversion therapy debates
7 Tips to Help Manage Emotions - 7-tips-to-help-manage-emotionsconversion-documentary-screening
ABCT Apology for Behavior Therapy’s Contribution to the Development and Practice of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Change Efforts ABCT Apology for Behavior Therapy’s Contribution to the Development and Practice of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Change Efforts - The ABCT Board of Directors and past leadership have released an apology for behavior therapy’s contributions to the development and practice of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression change efforts.

Calendar of Events

Live Webinar September 16 - Working Well with the Suicidal Patient: Ethics, Boundaries of Competence, Avoiding Harm, and Risk Management with Dr. Andrew White

Event Date: Friday, September 16 2022

Event Time: 11:00 ET

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Featured People and Information

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

Featured Therapist

Camilo Ortiz Camilo Ortiz - Camilo Ortiz specializes in parenting, disruptive behavior, and anxiety in children, as well as anxiety, OCD, and depression in adults

Featured Mentor

Sue Orsillo Sue Orsillo - Sue Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer she developed an acceptance-based behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety and comorbid disorders, examined its efficacy, and identified mediators of change in a series of studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health

Featured Lab

Dr. Tina L. Boisseau Is Director of SOAR Lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Dr. Tina L. Boisseau Is Director of SOAR Lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - The SOAR lab strives to examine the emotional and behavioral factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of OCD and anxiety disorders.

Featured Researcher

Anna Lau Anna Lau - Dr. Anna Lau is Professor of Psychology and Asian-American Studies at UCLA

Helpful Tips and Featured Articles

CBT Tools to Address Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Children and Adolescents CBT Tools to Address Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Children and Adolescents - CBT tools to help children and adolescents confront stress, anxiety, depression
Confronting Social Anxiety & Depression in a Fish Bowl Confronting Social Anxiety & Depression in a Fish Bowl - Imagine struggling with social anxiety, while confronting the prospect of talking to the press and, by extension, the world. Living in a fishbowl outside of your control.
Allowing Good to Be Good Enough, or Addressing Perfectionism Allowing Good to Be Good Enough, or Addressing Perfectionism - Emily Bilek and a host of others help propel a discussion of perfectionism, its ramifications, telling it apart from striving for excellence, and steps we might take to allow good to be good enough.
Radical Acceptance Can Keep Emotional Pain From Turning Into Suffering Radical Acceptance Can Keep Emotional Pain From Turning Into Suffering - Jenny Taitz, recently one of ABCT’s Featured Therapists, guides New York Times’ readers through Radical Acceptance as a means to better navigate emotional and worldly difficulties we confront daily.
Coming Out of Hermithood Coming Out of Hermithood - It is the year of the locust (ok, the cicada) who have been underground for 17 years waiting to emerge. And, for some of us, that’s how it might feel as we begin to encounter people beyond the confines of our house and Zoom.
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Journals

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Convention

Convention Registration opens this summer.