On behalf of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies – EABCT – and the organising Dutch Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy –VGCt- it is a great pleasure to invite you to the EABCT Congress in The Hague from 10 – 13 September 2014.


The scientific programme will cover a diverse range of topics including: the cognitive- behavioural treatment of addictive disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD and related disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, child and adolescent mental health, treatment of the elderly, and behavioral medicine.


Throughout these topics, the emphasis will be on evidence-based practice, training of evidence-based CBT practitioners, dissemination of results of clinically relevant studies, the pros and cons of technological innovations in CBT such as internet-based therapy, virtual reality treatment and use of gaming in therapy.

The scientific programme will span 3 days, September 11th -13th, and will include plenary sessions, keynote addresses, workshops, clinical master classes en meet the expert meetings, symposia, open papers, and poster sessions. Precongress workshops will be offered on Wednesday, September 10th. Precongress workshops are skill-based workshops led by internationally renowned practitioners in their field, and will cover a range of CBT applications at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels of training.

Congress delegates will hear outstanding clinical and scientific presentations on new developments in cognitive behavioural therapy for a broad mixture of disorders. The congress will provide an opportunity to meet old and new international colleagues and friends.

The committee will provide a highly interesting scientific programme featuring influential researchers and clinicians from around the world.
Keynotespeakers who have already committed are Thomas Ehring, Emily Holmes, Claudi Bockting, Arnoud Arntz, Wendy Silverman,
Sheila Eyberg, Martina Zwaan, Reinout Wiers, Dirk Hermans,
Nick Tarrier, Freda MacManus, Giovanni Fava, Winfried Rief,
Gerhard Anderson, Adam Radomsky, Tim Dalgliesh and Judith Beck.
Important dates
Abstract submission
1 September 2013 – 1 April 2014

Early registration will start 1 October 2013

The programme will be available online from 1 May 2014.

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