The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) is the official organisation in the United Kingdom which oversees the practice of cognitive behavioural therapy.
The BABCP was founded in 1972 as the overseeing entity for the practice of behavioural therapy in the United Kingdom. Not long after its foundation, which happened to coincide with science recognising the benefits of cognitive approaches for therapy purposes, the BABCP quickly grew from its initial 195 members to more than 10,000. At the same time, the BABCP also increased scope of its functions.
What are the goals of the BABCP?
The main goal of the BABCP is to promote the theory and practice of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy in accordance with the Standards of Conduct Performance and Ethic. It also aims to provide open means for discussion of matters related to this branch of psychotherapy is among its members and helping professions.
The BABCP want to spread information about behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies also wants to set standards for its and provides adequate training.
In addition to that, the BABCP which establish and maintain standards for all professions in the field by providing them the opportunity to become accredited.
The BABCP is publishing academic publications and newsletters the goal to spread information about behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies.