ANZACBT was established in 2010 and is an organisation for people interested in Cognitive and Behavioural psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
ANZACBT aims to support the development and skilful use of Cognitive and Behavioural psychological therapies in Aotearoa-New Zealand through activities such as:
- Providing continuing education opportunities for cognitive and behavioural therapists
- Providing networking opportunities for people interested in cognitive and behavioural psychological therapies
- Providing members with access to relevant research and resources
- Supporting the development of cognitive and behavioural psychological therapies, particularly those determined to be most suitable for Aotearoa New Zealand and its people
- Advocating for the use of evidence-based interventions, such as cognitive and behavioural psychological therapies, with government and other authorities
ANZACBT has a multidisciplinary membership with individuals from various professional backgrounds, including counsellors, nurses, social workers, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and substance abuse workers, and welcomes new members from related disciplines.
ANZACBT has strong links with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (AACBT), which gives members access to a range of resources from the BABCP, and opportunities to participate in ongoing educational activities.