European Association for Behavioural and Coginitive Therapies

Improving cognitive behavioural therapy and access to it across the lifespan.

On behalf of the Bulgarian Association for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, we have the honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 48th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies which will be held on September 5 – 8, 2018.

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The Bulgarian Association for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS – EABCT 2018

As always, the EABCT conference will lead on best practice and scientific excellence in presentations to the conference. However, in addition, the EABCT conference committee believes that lack of cultural diversity is a problem within EABCT conferences, more broadly across research and practice of cognitive behavioural therapies and indeed in mental health in general . We would like to take the opportunity afforded by this conference to raise the profile of this issue . This is relevant to not only diversity of ethnicity and cultural background but also inclusion of other areas of importance such as trauma, gender and sexual orientation, substance misuse and intersectionality in this context. Therefore we especially welcome sessions that contribute to the psychological understanding of topics around diversity and inclusion, including symposia, full day and half day congress workshops, panel debates, clinical roundtables, open papers and poster presentations. We particularly welcome applications that include work that crosses national and international cultural boundaries, showcasing work with stigmatised, underrepresented groups as well as culturally sensitive treatments and interventions and contributions from individuals who are experts by experience.

Tracks and streams

The conference organisers are seeking to arrange for parallel “streams” or “tracks” so that there will be sessions running through the duration of the conference which allow participants to attend consecutive sessions in areas which interest them.

The tracks/streams we have identified are:

Adult mental health

  • Children and Young People
  • Psychosis
  • Basic psychological processes and neuroscience
  • Behavioural Medicine/Clinical health

Where possible, please identify which track or stream a submission is intended for.

Details of Submission requirements

In-Congress Workshops

These are half-day (3 hours including a coffee break) skills-based workshops, for different levels of clinical expertise (basic, intermediate, experienced), held during the congress. Please indicate the level of your works submitted.

Workshops can be presented on a fee basis or free of charge according to the indidcated prerference of the submitting author. Payment to the workshop leader will depend on the number of paying attendees. May we remind you that many workshops will be running simultaneously and therefore free workshops are likely to receive the higher registration if you wish to introduce and publicize your work.

Submitters should provide a structured abstract to include the following:

  • Title of workshop
  • Workshop Leader(s) and institutional affiliations
  • Target Audience
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapist or trainees with beginner level of experience
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapist or trainees with moderate level of experience
  • Experienced Cognitive Behavioral therapist
  • Abstract (Maximum 500 words)
  • Learning objectives
  • Teaching Methods (Powerpoint presentation, video demonstration, role play, etc.)
  • A brief description of the workshop leader(s)
  • Implications for everyday clinical practice of CBT
  • Relevant background readings about the topic (chapters, research papers, guidelines etc. covering the topic)

Please select Free OR Paid In Congress Workshop while you are submitting.

Track or stream

Skills Classes/Master Clinician sessions

These are relatively short (90min) skills based sessions designed to be delivered to larger groups, conducted by an experienced clinician/researcher in the selected topic.

Skills Classes should focus on the acquisition of one key clinical or research skill.

Submitters should provide a structured abstract to include the following:

  • Title of session
  • Skill Class Leader(s) including institutional affiliations
  • Tracks (You can choose only 1 track)
  • Abstract (Maximum 500 words)
  • Learning objectives
  • Brief Background Experience of Leader(s) in the area of suggested session
  • Background Readings suggested by the leader (chapters, research papers, guidelines etc. covering the topic)
  • Track or stream

Symposia

These are multiple presentations on a single clinical/theoretical topic or on a specific research area. Symposia will consist of a Convenor, Chair and Individual Presenters. The convenor may or may not be the chair and/or one of the presenters. The length of the symposia will either be 60 or 90 minutes. There should be 3 speakers for 60 min symposia and 4 speakers for 90 min symposia. For 90 min symposia, one of the speakers may be designated as a discussant. The organizer of the symposium should provide an overall summary covering the topic of the symposium. The organizer accepts responsibility for ensuring that all speakers provide individual abstracts of their presentation upon acceptance of submission. They must also ensure that speakers register with the congress and communicate with the scientific committee as well as with each other as required. Although not a requirement, we will look particularly favourably on submissions where the presenters come from more than one country.

Symposium Types

  • Clinical/Theoretical
  • Research
  • 60 min symposia
  • 90 min symposia

Submitters should provide a structured abstract to include the following:

  • Title of Symposium
  • Symposium Convenor
  • Symposium Chair
  • Symposium Presenters
  • Discussant (if relevant) 
  • Subject Tracks (You can choose only 1 track)
  • Abstract (Maximum 500 words)

Debates/Round Tables

In this session experts provide a brief statement of their position on a specific clinical or theoretical issue or topic, and then debate differences in opinion, controversial issues etc. with other experts. Debate session requires an Organizer who may or may not choose to be the chair or a discussant. The organizer is required to provide a summary of the debate and background of the chair and each discussant. The organizer must also ensure that the chair and discussants register and communicate with each other as required. Debate session also requires an active Chair who may act as an optional discussant, introduces the topic, organises position statements, handles the debate amongst the experts and fields questions from the audience.

A debate/round table session can contain a maximum of 5 people. Please note that each discussant should present a verbal statement (no use of PowerPoint/visual aids etc.) of position for no more than 10 min, which typically will not require presentation of data. Debate session will be scheduled for up to 60 min.

Submitters should provide a structured abstract to include the following:

  • Session Title 
  • Debate Organizer
  • Background information (Maximum of 100 words)
  • Discussants
  • Background Information
  • Tracks (You can choose only 1 track)
  • Abstract (Maximum 500 words)

Clinical Roundtables

This is either a clinical case discussion focussing on a single case or discussion of a clinical issue illustrating a key clinical problem. For a clinical case discussion, one presenter is required to present an anonymised case focusing on a specific topic for up to 15 min. For discussion of a clinical issue, one presenter is required to present the clinical issue under discussion for up to 15 min. Up to 3 people can comment on the clinical issue for 5-10 min each either on one or two rounds of discussion. The remaining time will be for debate and taking questions from the audience. Although the structure is flexible, please take note that the session is scheduled for 60 min and time constraint should be strictly managed. A Chair is required.The Chair may act as an optional discussant who introduces the topic, handles comments from the other participants and fields questions from the audience. The session requires an Organizer who may or may not choose to be the chair or a discussant. The organizer is required to provide a summary of the session and background of the chair, presenter and each discussant. The organizer must also ensure that the chair and discussants register and communicate with each other as required.

Submitters should provide a structured abstract to include the following:

  • Title of session 
  • Clinical Round Table Organizer
  • Background information (Maximum 100 words)
  • Clinical Round Table Chair
  • Background information of Chair (Maximum 100 words)
  • Case Presenter and Discussants
  • Background information (Maximum 100 words)
  • Tracks (You can choose only 1 track)
  • Abstract (Maximum 500 words)

Open Papers

These are presentations on a clinical, theoretical or research topic with a typical time allocation of 10 min. The structured abstract of a research paper should be maximum 500 words and include, after the title and author details: 1. Introduction 2. Method 3. Results 4. Discussion 5. Conclusion Open papers that form a coherent topic may be required to be presented as part of a symposium. In that case, the first author of the paper will be noticed in advance by the organizing committee and the papers will be presented according to symposium presentation requirements. Due to time constraints some of the open paper submitters may be requested to present their work as posters. In that case, the first author will be informed beforehand. Please note that for space and production reasons only the names of the first three authors will appear in the conference programme. However, full authorship will appear in the abstract book up to a maximum of 7 authors. If there are more than 7 authors then please acknowledge this within your presentation.

Posters

Clinical posters, posters presenting the preliminary results of an ongoing study or case presentations are welcome. Poster sessions are scheduled throughout the conference and there will be opportunities for presenters to discuss their poster with delegates.

Posters should include:

Case Report Posters

Research Posters

Clinical Posters

1. Presenting Problem

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

2. Case Conceptualisation and Intervention

2. Method

2. Discussion

3. Outcome

3. Results

3. Suggestions

4. Review and Evaluation

4. Discussion

 

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