Cognitive-Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)
Special Interest Group


  • Widen members’ knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges facing patients and therapist working with Chronic Depression, and the unique way in which CBASP addresses these challenges.

  • Provide members with training opportunities in order to become familiar with the CBASP model and the specific methods related to delivering the approach to patients ranging from late teenage to older adult populations.

  • Provide group, individual and peer supervision and training opportunities, in accordance with the guidelines and professional standards of BABCP.

  • Disseminate information relating to the evidence base of CBASP, with reference to local, national and international research.

  • Establish a cohort of therapists who are proficient in the delivery of CBASP and would be able to contribute to future research and evaluation of the efficacy of CBASP in clinical practice in the UK.

Committee Members

Role Name
Chair John Swan
Secretary Marianne Liebing-Wilson
Liaison Officer Lambton Phillips
Treasurer Robert MacVicar

Ordinary Members

Massimo Tarsia

Samantha Stables

Jonathan Linstead

Caroline Williams

Fatima Mahomed

Susan Walker


The CBASP Special Interest Group is free to join if you are a BABCP member. For more information, including how to join, please email


Cognitive-Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) SIG

27 January 2017

Combining Cognitive Behavioural System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to address common interpersonal problems using Situational Analysis (SA)

Presented by Jon Linstead


Board Room
Conference Centre
Kendray Hospital
Doncaster Road
South Yorkshire
S70 3RD

9.30am to 4.30pm
(Registration from 9.00am)

Further Information [PDF]

This workshop is now fully booked.

CBASP SIG in association with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

17 February 2017 (moved from 04/11/16)

CBASP – Innovative Treatment for Persistent Depression: A Primer

Presented by John Swan and Bob MacVicar


The Friends’ Meeting House Manchester
6 Mount Street
M2 5NS

9.30am to 4.30pm

Further Information [PDF]


17 - 19 May 2017

Three day Intensive Training in Cognitive-Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)

Presented by John Swan, Marianne Liebing-Wilson, Bob MacVicar


West Park Conference Centre
319 Perth Road

9.30am to 5.00pm
(Registration from 9.00am)

Further Information and registration form [Word]