British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
|British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies|
The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) is a British-based multi-disciplinary interest group for people involved in the practice and theory of cognitive behaviour therapy.
Organisation aims and activity
Based in Bury, the BABCP works to promote cognitive behavioral psychotherapies, disseminate information, set standards, and support local interest groups. An annual conference has been held in July every year since 1975, with additional training seminars. The peer reviewed journal Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, with Paul M Salkovskis as the current Editor-in-Chief, is free to members. Members can also apply for accreditation as CBT practitioners, with the qualification used as a formal recognition of CBT training  and as guidance in a United Kingdom government initiative to improve access to psychological treatments (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
Executive group and membership
The organisation is supported by a BABCP Board of Directors (President, Honorary Secretary, Treasurer, approximately six elected members), 14 National Committee Forum staff and office management staff. As of the end of 2011 there were 9,600 members.
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