The Academy of Cognitive Therapy opens new membership levels

Of all the professional associations to which I belong, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy ( is one of the best. I especially value the high levels of CBT discussions and information on the Academy’s ListServ.

Until recently, the only way to join the Academy (and be able to read the ListServ) was to become a certified cognitive therapist. Certification through the Academy requires submitting a recording of a session, a written case conceptualization, etc. Many practitioners, students and researchers are interested in joining the Academy but do not feel ready to take this step.

Now there is a new opportunity to become a General Member of the Academy. No work review is required. No case write-ups are required.


  1. Professional Colleague
  2. Research Scientist
  3. Student Affiliate


  • Access to ACT’s listserv which connects you to a community of high level cognitive behavioral therapists and experts in the field.
  • Receipt of ACT’s newsletter, Advances in Cognitive Therapy
  • Publisher Discounts
  • Publicize training programs Advertise cognitive therapy lectures around the world
  • Post job and internship listings free of charge on ACT website
  • Post advertisements for clinical trials free of charge on ACT website
  • Discounted rates when you apply for certification (i.e. becoming a Diplomate)

The Academy ListServ puts its members in touch, almost instantaneously, with cognitive therapists worldwide. Each year, the ListServ receives over a thousand queries, responses and extended discussions covering: clinical advice, self-help materials for consumers, theoretical questions, treatment protocols, references, assessment instruments, side effects, teaching resources, questions regarding culture and religion, and more.

If you have not yet visited the Academy’s website, we encourage you to take a few minutes and look around. From the home page “What’s New” section to the PROFESSIONAL section, you will find great CBT resources including the RESEARCH CORNER with abstracts of recently published research, READING & RESOURCES with a wide range of cognitive therapy materials as well as the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale and Manual, and TRAINING with information about cognitive therapy training programs and workshops around the world.

I encourage you to consider the possibilities and advantages of becoming a General Member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy ( We invite and welcome your involvement!

Apply on line, by fax or mail. The new “General Membership” category makes it possible for more therapists, researchers and students to interact with colleagues around the world who are dedicated to increased access to evidence-based, cost-effective models of care. Join Now and immediately benefit from contact with CBT colleagues worldwide!

For details, visit the professional section of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy website ( and click on “Become a Member.”

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