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

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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.

Behavioral & Cognitive Therapy Resources

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

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Fact Sheets

ABCT provides Fact Sheets covering a number of topics.

Self Help Books

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.

ABCT Convention Update: Virtual Format ABCT Convention Update: Virtual Format - For the health and safety of our members, our Annual Convention will be held virtually this November.
The Postbaccalaureate Work Experience Before Mental Health Graduate Training The Postbaccalaureate Work Experience Before Mental Health Graduate Training - This webisode addresses frequently asked questions such as “when is it important to pursue a post-baccalaureate position” and “what type of positions are most appropriate for my career goals?
New Orleans in November New Orleans in November - The ABCT leadership and staff are very much aware of the surge in COVID-19, its variants, and the potential impact on our November convention in New Orleans. The safety of our membership, attendees, and staff is a top priority. 

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ABCT FORUMS

ABCT FORUMS is a new online platform that provides connection to fellow professionals.

Featured People and Information

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

Featured Therapist

Joel Minden<div></div> Joel Minden
- Joel Minden, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression at the Chico Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Featured Mentor

Lizabeth Roemer Lizabeth Roemer - Dr. Lizabeth Roemer is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she has been a faculty member since 1996.

Featured Lab

The Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies, located in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, is directed by Christine Cha, Ph.D. The Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies, located in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, is directed by Christine Cha, Ph.D. - Dr. Christine Cha directs the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies (LCDS) at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Helpful Tips and Featured Articles

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

Membership in ABCT grants you access to three journals.

Convention

Convention Registration opens this summer.