Scientific Programme

CBT: Back to the Future

The theme of the 2021 EABCT congress programme “CBT: Back to the Future” has been influenced by the fact that the DeLorean, Doc Brown’s world famous time-machine, was built in Belfast. While we are not promising time travel our aim is to explore CBT’s important role in dealing with past events, current dilemmas and future challenges.

One future challenge will be COVID-19, which has already had a major impact on us all in 2020. We know that this will have repercussions on the psychological and physical health and well-being of many people across the world long after the pandemic has been bought under control. It has also had a major impact on how we deliver our therapy and train our practitioners

As congresses return in 2021 the programme in Belfast will represent the “state of the art” and all that is excellent in contemporary theory, research and practice in CBT across the lifespan, and what we have learned from the past to make us more effective in the future.

Congress Streams

Adult Mental Health:
Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, BDD and Habit Disorders
Psychosis, Eating Disorders and Addictions
Children and Adolescents
Behavioural Medicine
Marital and Family & Sexual Issues
Therapeutic Issues
Basic Processes and Experimental Psychopathology
Professional Issue, Training and Supervision
Diversity, Cross-cultural issues and Emerging Societies

Contemporary Issues

Impacts of Pandemics and large scale trauma/conflict
Promoting Resilience in Frontline Health Staff
Dealing with Complex Grief
New Ways of Delivering Therapy and Training