The World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

The WCCBT is a world organisation representing CBT and board members with representatives from:

Asian Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Association (ACBTA): acbta.org

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT): abct.org

The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies: cacbt.ca

Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT): aacbt.org

Aotearoa New Zealand Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies: cbt.org.nz

European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT): eabct.eu

International Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (IACBT): i-acbt.com

Asociacion Latinoamericana de Analisis, Modificacion del Comportamiento y Terapia Cognitiva Conductua (ALAMOC): alamoc-web.org

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

With the agreement of the WCCBT Board the 10th World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies will take place on 1st – 4th  June, 2023. 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.


Second General Assembly Meeting
Saturday 3rd June 2023
13.00 – 13.45.
Room 308A, COEX Centre, Seoul, South Korea


The second World CBT day is being held on April 7th, 2023 and information on  events that are taking place around the world in celebration of cognitive and behavioral therapies are detailed in the current edition of the eNews. The programmes that are taking place in Greece, India and Latin America are also available on the website under CBT Congress/other CBT Congresses

Other News…

Psychological First Aid presentation by Lata McGinn, PhD.

This presentation was created to train Polish Mental Health Workers to conduct Psychological First Aid with Ukrainian refugees. It is also relevant to a wider range of disasters.

It is available in English and Polish languages.

The Attack on Ukraine

The World Confederation of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies is deeply concerned by the unwarranted attack and aggression on the Ukraine and the psychological impact that this is having on all the people who are being affected. The Ukrainian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (UACBT) is a member of the EABCT and the WCCBT and we stand with them to support them through this increasingly difficult and stressful time.

The President of UACBT, Valentyna Parobiy,  has recorded a tube message which is made available for readers to listen to and to offer their support. (see YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7dFEcqAdo8.  We encourage you to listen to this message and consider your response to those directly affected in the Ukraine and in the countries supporting the refugees. It is our wish for the invasion and conflict to end as soon as possible and for Ukraine to be made safe again. 

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…