Philip Tata is a clinical psychologist who trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, with over 30 years’ experience in senior positions in the public adult mental health system. He has been committed to the science and practice of CBT his whole professional life, and his research interests have included the relationship of mood and cognition and the use of CBT in personality disturbance. He has also established postgraduate CBT training courses, most notably one of the two High-Intensity University of London IAPT training programmes. Philip remains active in the scientific organisation of many national and international CBT conferences. The latter including the memorable 1988 Edinburgh World Congress of Behaviour Therapy, and more recently acting as Scientific Programme Chair for EABCT 2004 & 2013, as well as WCBCT 2007. Currently, he is Co-Chair of the Scientific Programme for the 2019 WCBCT in Berlin. He remains passionate about the development and dissemination of CBT across the globe.