The Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies ("CACBT") was organized in 2010 and incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in 2010. CACBT received its Certificate of Continuance under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) in June 2014.
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.
The mission of the organization is to maintain and apply national standards of CBT practice, provide a forum for discussion among members of all helping professions, increase access to knowledge and training about CBT, promote scientific research in CBT, and promote education about CBT to the Canadian public.
Specific goals of CACBT-ACTCC include:
We plan to disseminate information about and provide training for those interested in CBT by organizing conferences, courses, workshops and by organizing the printing, publication and circulation of a newsletter containing articles, information and news relating to CBT.
We plan to promote scientific research in CBT and related concepts and to provide a forum for discussion of matters relevant to both the science and practice of CBT among members of all helping professions.
We will work to educate and inform the public about CBT and to advocate in relation to matters pertaining to CBT and to the Association.
We plan to develop, maintain and apply standards for eligible practitioners of CBT by providing an opportunity for members who meet these standards to obtain an appropriate certification.