Membership of the WCCBT will initially consist of the regional associations that previously comprised the membership of the World Congress Committee (WCC).

Asian Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Association (ACBTA)
representing Asia (

Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
representing North America (www.abct.org)

Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT)
representing Australia (www.aacbt.org.au)        

European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) 
representing Europe (

International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP)
representing Cognitive Therapy (

Latin-American Association of Analysis, Behavioural Modification and Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (ALAMOC)
representing Latin America. (www.alamoc-web.org)

International opportunities for continuing professional development

The Australian Association for Cognitive and  Behaviour Therapy (AABCT) have launched an online Master Clinician Webinar series with leading speakers doing mini workshop style presentations (including demonstrations of clinical skills) of either 1.5 or 3 hours duration.  A new one is going to appear each month and the link is https://www.aacbt.org.au/aacbt-online-events/

So far they have:

They have also confirmed Marty Antony, David M Clark and Emily Holmes in the coming months

These on-demand webinars are now available  for non-members at the cost of $40 AUD

The Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, ABCT,

is also continuing to continue to make their webinars available to non members  at $15 until the end of August.

In addition they have a webinar  “ Stabilizing Chaos: Fostering Psychological Resilience in the Wake of Adverse Events” presented by Lata McGinn, Ph.D., Yeshiva University and Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants that will be run on Thursday, July 9, 2020 which you can register on for free.


The WCCBT Response to Covid-19

Other News…

Art Freeman – CBT practitioners across the world have been saddened to hear the news that Art Freeman recently passed away. Art was well known  and loved  by people in all the WCCBT member associations. Courtesy of the Advances in Cognitive Therapy newsletter of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies and the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy we have reproduced “A collection of memories and tributes : Remembering our Freeman”

ABCT 2020 – 54th Annual (Virtual) Convention.

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies annual convention will occur virtually this year.  Regardless of whether you have attended an ABCT convention before, there are several reasons to consider attending this year, in addition to all the usual reasons:

  • Lower costs.  In addition to $0 in travel costs, registration rates are discounted.
  • More flexibility. Most sessions are being recorded and will be made available to registrants for a period of months following the convention. That means that you can attend events that are scheduled at competing times, or presentations scheduled for inconvenient times. You can spread out your convention experience in a way that works for you.
  • More days of programming. In addition to 2 days of preconvention programming, the regular convention runs all day Thursday Nov. 17 through Sunday Nov. 22 (that’s 4 full days instead of the usual 2.5).

More information about the ABCT Convention is available here…