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.

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Become a Member

View our Invitation for New Members

Applications for 2022 Membership opened Nov. 15, 2021
($125 annual for Full Members or $60 annual for Students, plus applicable taxes)

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...

CACBT-ACTCC is proud to be a member association of the World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (WCCBT).


Join us for the 10th World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (WCCBT) in Seoul, Korea, from June 1st to 4th, 2023.


The conference will run for 3 full days and 25 pre-congress workshops will be offered. The official language of the conference will be English.


The Call for Papers (symposia, in-conference workshops, panel debates, clinical roundtables, open papers, and poster presentations) is open NOW and can be accessed at the website below.


We expect to have a strong Canadian contingent and a “Canada Party” similar to that held at ABCT each year. Save the date, submit a paper, and join us!