Benefits of Membershp
Being part of the lead organisation for CBT in the UK
Nationally organised Annual and Spring Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and CPD events - with preferential rates and many delivered free
Free copies of the membership magazine CBT Today
Free copies of the journal Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy and free access to the online journal tCBT - plus the opportunity to submit and publish articles for these high quality peer reviewed journals
Access to research grants
Access to a wide range of information and services via the BABCP website
Free membership of a lively network of regional branches and special interest groups who organise their own CPD events
Accreditation as a CBT psychotherapist, CBT trainer and/or supervisor, which is available to members who meet specific criteria
Automatic membership of the European Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies, allowing members to attend the annual European Congress and tri-annual World Congress at preferential rates
Interested in joining BABCP?
Download a copy of our Membership leaflet [PDF]
BABCP is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK. We have over 9,500 members - including nurses, counsellors,
psychologists, psychiatrists and other health professionals as well as students and trainees.
BABCP is the only organisation which accredits CBT therapists. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or
development of CBT.
Membership makes you part of the CBT community - whether you are a CBT user, a therapist or interested in mental health issues.
Apply for Membership
Before completing the membership
forms, please read:
Please note: the application form must be printed off and completed by hand
Direct Debit payments can only be made from a UK bank account.
BABCP annual membership runs for one year from the date that your
application is processed. Renewal is from the first day of the following
month and is automatic for those paying by direct debit, unless
notification of cancellation is received at least four working days
before the renewal date.
If you are paying by direct debit, you also have the option of
paying by 12 monthly instalments provided that: (1) a valid DD Instruction
is held by BABCP throughout the year and (2) the option is taken for the
whole year. Monthly payments include an interest charge of 5% (APR 9.15%)
Subscription rates 2012/2013 starting 1 October 2012
|Annual Payment||Monthly Instalments|
|Subscription Type||UK & Ireland||Overseas*||UK & Ireland||Overseas*|
|Paid by Direct Debit||£61.00||£69.00||£5.34||£6.04|
|Paid by Cheque or Card||£69.00||£77.00||n/a||n/a|
by Direct Debit**
Subscription by Direct Debit
Subscription by Cheque/Card
*NOTE: All overseas mail will be by airmail.
**NOTE: The reduced rate is available to those Members who can demonstrate that they have a gross income of less than £21,176.
In the U.K., the Inland Revenue has agreed that subscriptions are allowable against income on tax returns.
You can claim back the tax through your tax return OR you can take advantage of the Gift Aid Scheme to BABCP as a
registered charity. BABCP can reclaim your tax on your behalf for the Research Fund. See the application form for
If you have any queries about membership please contact BABCP office on 0161 705 4304 or email