CACBT Statement on Residential Schools
The Board Members of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) would like to express our heartbreak and outrage upon learning about the remains of 215 Indigenous children from the the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nations found in a mass grave at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. This discovery is a terrible reminder of the profound injustices inflicted on First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation by the forced removal of children to attend residential schools and the pervasive harm, neglect, violence, and systemic racism perpetrated in those schools. We offer our heartfelt condolences to all survivors of the residential school system, their descendants, their families, and their communities. Read More
CACBT Statement About Racism and Discrimination
The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) expresses its sincere condolences to the families, friends, and communities affected by the brutal and senseless killing of George Floyd whose repeated cries for police mercy, “I can’t breathe,” were ignored. Mr. Floyd is one of many Black people who have been murdered recently, including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others who have been victims of systemic hate, racism and bigotry over decades and centuries.
CACBT mourns with our colleagues and friends in the United States who have been directly impacted by the recent killing of Black citizens by police and stand together with the courageous individuals who are protesting to speak out against these egregious injustices. Read More...
About the CACBT
CACBT-ACTCC is a national organization developed by a group of Canadian mental health practitioners involved in the practice and theory of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). As the important role of cognitive and behavioural therapies in the treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions has been established, the Association has focused on training, advancement of knowledge, advocacy, and accreditation in CBT. Read More...
CACBT-ACTCC grants certification to clinicians who have demonstrated advanced training and skill in cognitive-behavioural therapy. The purpose of certification is to indicate to other clinicians, consumers, relevant stakeholders, and the Canadian public that a clinician has the expertise to practice as a cognitive-behavioural therapist.
National Guidelines for Training in CBT
CACBT-ACTCC has developed training guidelines outlining what we believe to be are minimal standards to ensure proper training in the implementation of CBT. The National Guidelines for Training in CBT were developed 2019 and officially released at the 9th Annual Conference in Montreal on May 4, 2019. These guidelines are applicable to individuals who are in professional training or who want to develop their competencies in CBT. Our goal in the coming year will be to develop strategies to disseminate more broadly. We invite you to share this page with individuals you feel would benefit from these Guidelines. Read more...