Japan Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

The Japan Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (JABCT) is a non-profit incorporated association which promotes the scientific study and ethical practice in understanding and changing cognitions and behaviors in applied settings. It is a multidisciplinary association for professionals with an interest in research and the application of established and emerging evidence-based Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (BCT or CBT) to help bring about emotional, cognitive, and behavioral change. It is the national professional body for practitioners and researchers of cognitive and behavioral therapies, with international corporation and co-working.

The Association is concerned with the application of behavioral and cognitive sciences to understanding human behavior, developing interventions to enhance the human condition, and promoting the appropriate utilization of these interventions. It encourages, organizes and supports professional development activities and the dissemination of published information about CBT. It also encourages and supports research in BT,CBT and computer assisted psychotherapies(CAP).

The objectives of the Association are:

1.To undertake and promote international research and education into cognitive and behavior therapies.

2.To publish and disseminate information about developments in behavior and cognitive therapies within Japan and other countries.

3.To provide education and training in the principles and practices of behavioral and cognitive therapies.

4.To support evidence-based practice of behavioral and cognitive therapies within Japan and Asian nations.

5.To offer accredition for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapists, Supervisors, Trainers and Psychological Wellbeing practitioners, also accredits BT and CBT training courses.

Disclaimer: The JABCT does not provide a personal referral service or advice on treatment.

Members include:

  • Clinical Psychologists

  • Researchers and Academics

  • Educational Psychologists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • International CBT/BCP/BT/VT

  • Psychiatrists

  • Social Workers

  • Speech Therapists

  • General Practitioners

  • Graduate student

  • Nurses

  • Counsellors

  • SE Teachers

  • Neuroscientists

  • Psychopharmacologist