EABCT 2021 Congress    –    CBT: Back to the Future

The Irish Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (IABCP) Cumann Síciteiripí Iompraíochta agus Cognaíocha na hÉireann in association with The British Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies (BABCP) are pleased to host the Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT). It will also include the 49th BABCP Annual Conference. 


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On-line Registration at the Regular Rate is now finished. You may register in person at the Congress at the On-Site Rate.

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Keynote Speakers


We are pleased to announce the following Keynote Speakers.

Arnoud Arnzt, The Netherlands
Eni Becker, The Netherlands
Omer Van den Bergh, Belgium
Sam Cartwright-Hatton, UK
David Clark, UK
Anca Dobrean, Romania
Michael Duffy, UK
Anke Ehlers, UK
Mark Freeston, UK
Nina Heinrichs, Germany
Stefan Hofmann, USA
Emily Holmes, Sweden
Jennifer Lau, UK
Louise McHugh, Ireland
Rory O’Connor, UK
Lars-Göran Öst, Sweden
Peter Phiri, UK
Shirley Reynolds, UK
Rob de Rubeis, USA
Marantonio Spada, UK
Johan Vlaeyen, Belgium
Monica Williams, Canada

More information about Keynote Presentations is here…

Michael Duffy – Co Chair of Scientific Committee

Welcome to Belfast
for the EABCT 2021 Congress

Corona Virus Update

A Hybrid Congress
The pandemic has continued to impact on our personal and our professional lives and since March 2020 we have seen the cancellation of most national and international conferences and congresses. Many meetings that were also scheduled to take place during the first half of 2021 have also been postponed to 2022 or are switching to an online only format.

After a year with little opportunity to meet colleagues we know that many of you will be looking forward to the time that we can return to a proper congress and experience everything that a live congress has to offer both academically and socially. The signs of a recovery from the pandemic are beginning to look more favourable in 2021 and there is a richer life to return to after zoom!

Although we want to see as many of you as we can in person in Belfast we have made the decision to run the Congress in Belfast as a hybrid congress which will allow delegates to choose to attend in person or participate online. We are fortunate that the International Congress Centre in Belfast, has already developed an online platform that will enable delegates to feel part of the congress even if they can’t attend in person.

Submission Options
We appreciate that many people will remain unsure about the future and this may impact on delegates making a decision about whether to submit and attend the Congress in person. For these reasons we are inviting delegates to submit their presentations to be delivered either in person or remotely and you can do this by visiting the website submission portal.

When we open registration early in 2021 delegates will also be able to choose if they want to register to attend in person or as remote attendees. As the course of 2021 continues you will also be able to switch between presenting and/or attending in person or remotely.

We look forward to seeing you in Belfast next year

The EABCT2021 Scientific Committee

Important Dates

14th September 2020 – Call for Papers has Opened
10th February 2021 – Registration has Opened
17th May – Call for Papers Closed for Workshops, Symposia, Skills Classes, Roundtables & Panel Debates
17th May – Call for Papers Closed for Open Papers and Posters
10th June – Notification of acceptance of submissions
16th July – Early Bird Registration finishes
8th September – EABCT 2021 Congress Opens
8th September – Workshops
9th – 11th September – Congress
11th September – Congress Closes

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