ACBTA Home Page

This website is the new official website of the Asian Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Association. We have moved from an old website ( that is now defunct.

Welcome to ACBTA! In this New Year 2022, we are starting our bi-monthly ACBTA Meet-the-Expert Talk, beginning with Professor Freedom Leung from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, speaking on “Doing CBT with the Help of Neuroscience”

For more talks and other events, please see: Events – Asian Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Association (ACBTA)

Registration link:

Our biggest event for the year 2021 was the 7th Asian Cognitive Behavior Therapy Conference on 5th to 7th July 2021. We had 7,472 registered participants from 80 countries!

We thank all speakers and participants for being part of our conference and making it a successful one. Our gratitude also goes out to our sponsors for the conference awards – Naluri and the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology, as well as to Sunway University for providing the virtual platform for free! We also congratulate the award winners – see: Conference Awards. For more details please see:

The Conference Program and Abstract Book can be found here: Publications | MSCP

Participants, if you haven’t received your Certificate of Attendance, please email us at: PLEASE ALSO CHECK YOUR JUNK MAILBOX TO SEE IF OUR EMAIL REACHED YOU THERE.

We are very saddened by the passing of Dr Aaron T. Beck, Father of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Our deepest condolences to the Beck family. We wish you comfort in this time of grief.


Cognitive therapy seeks to alleviate psychological stresses by correcting faulty conceptions and self-signals. By correcting erroneous beliefs we can lower excessive reactions

Aaron T. Beck, Father of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The trouble with most therapy is that it helps you feel better. But you don’t get better. You have to back it up with action, action, action.

Albert Ellis, Founder – Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy