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What is Accreditation?

BABCP is the lead organisation for cognitive and behavioural therapies in the UK. We provide practitioner accreditation for CBT therapists living and working in the UK and Ireland.

Accreditation means that a CBT therapist has both core professional mental health training or recognised equivalent, as well as specific CBT training. To be accredited, our members must have applied and demonstrated that they meet high standards of training and experience in CBT.

They also commit to maintaining our standards of clinical practice, clinical supervision and continuing professional development. Accredited members are audited to ensure that they continue to meet these expectations.

We also provide accreditation for CBT supervisors and trainers and Evidence Based Parent Training practitioners. We accredit CBT training courses at two levels.

The CBT Register

The CBT Register is a joint public register of all our accredited members, as well as those from the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (AREBT)

REBT is form of cognitive behavioural therapy and we have an agreement with their Association which means that the accreditation and standards of both organisations are aligned.

The aim of the CBT Register is to protect the public, employers and other agencies by helping them find therapists who have met the required standards.

Our Standards of Conduct

All members agree to abide by our Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics [PDF]. Complaints about members who may have breached these  can be made using the complaints and disciplinary process.

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