The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
The Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies is a worldwide network of researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, marriage/family therapists, nurses, and other mental-health professionals dedicated to furthering scientific advances in behavioral health. With this mission in mind they strive to bring about tangible improvements for those affected by behavioral health conditions.
Established in 1966, this association is headquartered in New York City and its membership consists of researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, sociologists, marriage and family therapists, nurses, psychiatric technicians, and other mental-health professionals. Through global dissemination of empirically derived therapeutic practices, professional development opportunities for members, and networking opportunities – the association strives to foster behavioral and cognitive approaches to treating human disorders.
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a structured, goal-oriented type of talk therapy used to treat psychological problems such as mood disorders, anxiety, depression and substance use disorders. It can assist people in changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that cause symptoms.
Studies have consistently demonstrated the efficacy of CBT for treating a variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, anger, eating disorders, substance use issues and more. As such, it has become one of the most well-studied forms of psychotherapy.
The Academy of Cognitive Therapy provides information and resources for individuals and families about cognitive behavior therapy, as well as access to certified cognitive therapists. Additionally, it serves as a forum for discussion and debate surrounding the practice of cognitive therapy.
Established in 1997, this membership-based association is a leader in global cognitive and cognitive-behavioral therapy research and practice. It serves an invaluable role in connecting research to practice, training future mental-health professionals, and educating the public about the advantages of behavioral and cognitive approaches to treating psychological disorders.
The international, scholarly journal published by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies disseminates research on cognitive behavioral therapy and other empirically informed interventions for various psychological disorders. It publishes empirical work, outcome trials, theoretical articles, literature reviews and meta-analyses; making it useful to practicing psychologists, students of psychology as well as teachers of this subject area.
The primary aim of this international scholarly journal is to bridge the gap between clinical research and cognitive behavior therapy practice. It offers clinically informed accounts of innovative assessment, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures with solid empirical foundations while tackling the difficulties that accompany their application.
It boasts a 2.537 impact factor, an impressive ranking for a journal dedicated to clinical practice. Most issues feature case conferences where clinicians discuss individual cases. Special series offer multiple manuscripts that focus on one diagnostic category, population or therapeutic strategy.
The Polish Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Society (PCBS) is a nonprofit organization that promotes cognitive behavior therapy and other cognitive-behavioral interventions for treating psychological disorders. PCBS also offers support and services to its members.