The Conference Theme is: ‘Catalysing change: ideas to impact’.

In addition to showcasing the cutting edge in new developments in CBT approaches and techniques, we also hope that the conference provides a space to consider and address some of the challenges facing the delivery of CBT in the current climate, and the broader context of development and implementation of CBT based research and practice. This might include consideration of the barriers and opportunities of translating data-driven research to real-world implementation on the ground in NHS setting, trying to ensure that everyone receives the optimal intervention in the face of inequalities such as those posed by social deprivation, racism, cultural differences, and mental health stigma. Asking the question, how can we go beyond our ideas and good intentions to meaningful actions with real-world impact? We would therefore particularly welcome submissions around these themes.

Call for Papers

The BABCP Scientific Committee welcomes your submissions.

The submission portal is now open..

The submission procedure  and link to the submission portal can be found here…

Keynote Speakers and Workshops

The following Keynote Speakers / Workshop Leaders are confirmed.  More will be announced soon.

  • Katherine Berry, University of Manchester, UK
  • Michelle Brooks-Ucheaga, University of Derby, UK
  • Jaime Delgadillo, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Mark Hayward, University of Sussex, UK
  • Colette Hirsch, King’s College London, UK
  • Lalitha Iyadurai, University of Oxford and P1vital, UK
  • Stirling Moorey, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, UK
  • Farooq Naeem, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Jessica Schleider, Northwestern University, US
  • Louise Sharpe, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Bethany Teachman, University of Virginia, US
  • Polly Waite, University of Oxford, UK
  • Kerry Young, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Important Dates

Monday 2nd October 2023 – Call for Papers Opens
Friday 19th January 2024 – Call for symposia, Skills classes, Panel discussion and Roundtables  closes 
Friday 1st March – Open paper and Poster submissions close
Monday 19th February – Registration Opens
Friday 31st May – Early Bird registration Ends
Friday 19th July – Online registration end

Highlights from the BABCP 2023 Conference in Cardiff