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 series of events that is open to professionals and the public to learn more about cognitive behavioural therapies from various experts. We look forward to your participation.

Next Talk:

March 2023: Professor Kyong-Mee Chung – An RCT for Testing Effectiveness of an App-based Cognitive Rehab Program for Youths with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

19 March 2023 (Sunday) at 2.00pm (Kor / Jpn time UTC+9)

Register for free here: 

Previous Talks

January 2023: Professor Shin-Ichi Ishikawa – Culturally Adapted Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders

November 2022: Professor Kee-Hong Choi – The Dissemination of Behavioural Activation for Depression to Korean Mental Health Professionals: Evidence, Opportunities and Challenges.

August 2022: Professor Firdaus Mukhtar – Management of Vaginismus using the Cognitive Behavioral Approach.

June 2022: Professor Md Kamruzzaman Mozumder – Linking formulation and treatment plan in working with PTSD.

Dr. Muhammad Kamruzzaman Mozumder is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the President of the Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Society, and a Fulbright scholar who worked as a visiting professor at the Psychology Department of James Madison University, Virginia, USA. His PhD research at Monash University concerned cognitive determinants of racial prejudices. He received a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship in 2017 and worked in the East London NHS, UK to learn Systemic and Family Therapy. Along with an active teaching and clinical career, he has published articles in many academic journals and presented conference papers globally. Dr. Mozumder’s area of work includes general mental health, parenting, HIV/AIDS counseling, injecting drug use, LGBT mental health, refugee mental health, tool construction, qualitative research, indigenization, and resource development in research and clinical service.
As a clinician, Dr. Mozumder works mostly with adult mental health problems using cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, and systemic therapy approaches.

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

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”. 

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

In partnership with Psychology Month at Sunway University, Malaysia

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