BABCP is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK and Ireland. We have more than 12,000 members - including nurses, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists and other health professionals as well as students and trainees.

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 simply interested in mental health issues.

BABCP is the only organisation which accredits CBT therapists.

Membership runs for twelve months and can be renewed annually.

Membership benefits

Joining BABCP means that you will become part of the lead organisation for promoting the advancement of CBT.

Benefits include:

  • Preferential rates at nationally organised Annual and Spring Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and CPD events, with many delivered free of charge
  • Free copies of the membership magazine CBT Today
  • Free copies of the journal Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy and free access to our online journal the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist - plus the opportunity to submit and publish articles for these high-quality peer-reviewed journals
  • Access to a wide range of information and services via the BABCP website
  • Membership of a lively network of regional Branches and Special Interest Groups who organise their own CPD events
  • The opportunity to become accredited as a CBT psychotherapist, trainer 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
  • Preferential rates with Balens Ltd for professional liability insurance.

Standard Rate Membership

Please check the current membership fees before applying.

To apply for BABCP Membership please select from the options below

Student Rate Membership

If you are a student, you can enjoy all the benefits of BABCP membership at a reduced rate. Journal access is online rather than as a physical copy.

Associate Rate Membership

This is aimed at retired CBT practitioners and applicants from developing countries. 

Reduced Rate

A reduced rate is available to members not in receipt of income or earning below the NHS Grade 5 threshold. Further details on eligibility and evidence required are included on the reduced rate application form.

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