This page will contain information of various events related to CBT, including conferences and training programmes.

ACBTA Meet the Expert Talks

The ACBTA Meet-the-Expert Talk is a bi-monthly event that is open to professionals and the public to learn more about cognitive behavioural therapies from various experts. We look forward to your participation.

April 2022: Professor Farooq Naeem – Sufism-based Cognitive Therapy for Building Resilience. Register here:

Farooq Naeem is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health. He was trained in Psychiatry in the Merseyside training scheme in Liverpool, England. He completed MSc in Research Methods in Health and later a Ph.D. in CBT and Culture from Southampton University, England. He has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles, 6 books and numerous therapy manuals and chapters. Farooq pioneered techniques for culturally adapting CBT. These techniques have been used to adapt CBT in South Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, Kenya and China. So far more than 22 RCTs have tested interventions that used his model of adaptation of CBT, the “Southampton Adaptation Framework”. 

In partnership with Psychology Month at Sunway University, Malaysia

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January 2022: Professor Freedom LeungDoing CBT with the help of neuroscience

The Asian Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Association (ACBTA) cordially invites you to our first ACBTA Meet-the-Expert Talk for 2022. For our January webinar, Professor Freedom Leung from the Chinese University of Hong Kong will speak on “Doing CBT with the Help of Neuroscience”. 
This webinar will be held on Saturday 22 January 2022, at 6.00pm (UTC+8) via Zoom. Registration is free of charge at this link:

Feel free to contact our ACBTA Secretary, Dr Alvin Ng at , if you have any queries.



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