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 of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IACP)
representing Cognitive Therapy (

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


The WCCBT Response to Covid-19

While a number of countries across the world are seeing the impact of Covid19 reducing this is not the case everywhere and the psychological impact of the pandemic will continue for a long time yet. In addition, new areas such as long covid reactions and vaccine hesitancy will require support from CBT practitioners and work is already developing in this area.

Dr Sarah Egan has updated the WCCBT resource guide for the World Confederation and it can be download here.

There is also a dropbox link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s8nwdgbcje5ax2x/AABNYdB21xjTMqtcEBiiH_SUa? dl=0  to a short video on the Australian/UK guide summarising the impact of the self help guide that was first developed by Sarah for WCCBT and is now used  in Australia

More information about the WCCBT Response to Covid-19 can be found on the Resources page here…


Other News…

The 10th World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies will now be held in 2023

With the agreement of the WCCBT Board the 10th World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies will now take place at the beginning of  June, 2023 rather than in 2022 . The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on preparations and in order to meet the  intellectual aspirations of the congress and welcome delegates to Asia this decision is welcomed

This congress will take place in Seoul, South Korea, one of the world’s most wonderful and fascinating cities. Located along the Han River, Seoul has been the capital city of Korea for more than 600 years since the Joseon Dynasty and is the heart of Korea’s politics, economy, society, and culture. A unique Confucian and Buddhist heritage flourished over six centuries; Korea offers visitors a distinct charm of Oriental traditions. Both the outstanding natural beauty and its unique cultural heritage – from ancient palaces to the K-Pop VR Experience – will make for an exciting and unforgettable visit. We look forward to sharing this unique event and welcoming you to Seoul, Korea in 2023.

Further information will soon be available on this website

World Congress of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapies 2019: Berlin 

A special issue of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy (March 2021) entitled “CBT at the Crossroads” has now been published. It includes 12 original review articles covering a wide range of areas from WCBCT2019 plus an excellent editorial by Simon Blackwell and Thomas Heidenreich. It has been published online and is well worth a read with most articles being open access. The link is


Congratulations to Simon and Thomas and to IACP for making this available

New CCI Consumer Modules for Social Anxiety Now Online!

The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is pleased to announce the release of our latest set of consumer modules  Stepping Out of Social Anxiety.  Since the 2003 release of CCI’s original set of social anxiety modules,Shy No Longer, CCI’s social anxiety treatment program has evolved considerably to reflect the state-of-the-art of the theoretical and empirical literature, and the contributions of CCI’s own applied clinical research program. This culminated in our recent randomised controlled trial which demonstrated that our imagery-enhanced and verbally-based group CBT programs for social anxiety both had effect sizes comparable to the largest effects found in the literature to date.

More information here…