CBT Medics Special Interest Group

CBT Medics Special Interest Group


To support psychological minded practice by medical and psychiatric colleagues in primary and secondary care principally in the modality of CBT (formulation and techniques).


  • To promote awareness and knowledge of evidence based cognitive behavioural approaches amongst medical practitioners.
  • To encourage medical practitioners and other disciplines in the BABCP to join the SIG.
  • To promote a governed process to deliver competency-based CBT practice in medicine (UCL 2007).
  • To facilitate communication between the BABCP (the lead organisation for CBT), and the relevant Medical Royal College Committees.
  • To support and advise Medical Education bodies on the CBT training needs of medical practitioners through education, training and networking. (eg; co-opted membership of RCPsych Psychotherapy Faculty Executive and Faculty Education Committee and College Tutor system)
  • To support and advise the Royal College of Psychiatrists in delivering the required psychological training to junior doctors. (Case Base Discussion or Balint type groups, ARCP progression - SAPE and ACE), as supported by the GMC quality assurance.
  • To send a representative to represent our interests at the Spring BABCP Branch Liaison Meeting, give a report of activity.
  • To hold an AGM of the SIG at the BABCP annual conference and to hold two other meetings a year to meet the BABCP guide for a SIG.

Committee Members

Chair Dr Nora Gribbin
Secretary Dr Padakkara Saju
Treasurer Dr Anne Cooper
Branch Liaison Officer Dr Dasal Abayaratne


Contact the CBT Medics Special Interest Group by emailing medics-sig@babcp.com


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