"The efficacy of the Cognitive Model as propounded by Professor Aaron T. Beck (1967) has stood the test of time and has transcended its boundaries significantly in the last few years the world over. Even in the non-Western world, it has found great acceptance and has been adapted quite successfully in a variety of contexts. In India, mental health interventions are much needed; psychotherapy and counseling services are unorganized and un-researched. There is a need to synchronize mental health resources and make psychotherapy socially meaningful. IACBT aims to enhance practice, research and training in CBT in order to create a niche and a new identity."
Dr Nimisha Kumar, PhD, Msc CBT
I’d like to extend my warmest congratulations to you on the foundation of the Indian Association for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (IACBT). As one of the founding members of the Korean Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am sure that it has taken coordinated and tireless efforts of a devoted team of pioneers to fulfill this vision. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a set of therapeutic interventions that aims to help individuals to solve problems and change dysfunctional thinking patterns that contribute to maladjustment, mental disorder, and poor health.
Jung-Hye Kwon, Ph.D.
President, Asian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association
IACBT aims to bring together everyone interested or engaged in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in India on a common platform so as to systematise and further develop Practice, Training and Research in this field.