Invited Addresses


Addictive Disorders

Addictions: Cognition and Behaviour within a Social Context
Alex Copello, University of Birmingham, UK


Adult Anxiety

Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Social Anxiety: Our Growing Edges
Debra Hope, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA


Adult Depression

Personalizing Cognitive and Behavioural Treatments for Depression: The Crossroads of Basic and Applied Research
Kate Harkness, Queen’s University, Canada


Adult Obsessive States

CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: An Update on the State of the Art
Katharine Phillips, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

How Well Do We Really Understand Compulsions? Implications for Theory and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Christine Purdon, University of Waterloo, USA


Adult Trauma

The State of the Evidence on Psychotherapy for PTSD
Paula Schnurr, National Centre for PTSD, USA


Basic Processes and Experimental Psychopathology

Neuroscience Driven Approaches to Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
Michelle Craske, University of California, USA

Mental Imagery and Mental Health: CBT and Reflecting on Psychological TreatmentResearch
Emily Holmes, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Beyond CBT: The Primacy of Emotional Change
Merel Kindt, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Behavioural Medicine

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The 18-year Journey from Theory to Implementation
Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College, London, UK

Self-reported Symptoms and the Body: A New Perspective on their Relationship
Omer van den Bergh, University of Leuven, Belgium


Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Improving CBT Interventions for Young people with Anxiety Disorders
Jennie Hudson, Macquarie University, Australia

Meeting the Needs of Clients with ASD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Mindfulness and Other Modifications to Enhance CBT Effectiveness
Carla Mazefsky, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA

40 Incredible Years (IY) Developing the IY Programs: Where we’ve been and where to go next?
Carolyn Webster-Stratton, University of Washington


Cross Cultural and Global Issues

Distinctive Aspects in CBT in Brazil: How Cultural Aspects Impact Training and Clinical Practice
Carmem Beatriz Neufeld, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil

Integrating CBT, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness into a Trans-Diagnostic Self-Healing Programme: An Asian Perspective
Younghee Choi, Inje University, South Korea

Transcultural Aspects of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy: A Moroccan example
Nadia Kadri, Institut Marocain de Thérapie Cognitive et Comportementale, Morocco


Eating Disorders

Pros and Cons of Transdiagnostic Thinking: Examples from the Eating Disorder Field
Kelly Bemis Vitousek, University of Hawaii


Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Early Emergence of Mental Health Inequalities in Children with Intellectual Disabilities: Implications for Intervention and Family Support
Richard Hastings, University of Warwick, UK

New Developments


Adapting CBT to Help Millions in Low and Middle Income Countries
Richard Bryant, University of New South Wales, Australia

Realising the Mass Public Benefit of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies
David Clark, University of Oxford, UK

The Clinical Role of Wellbeing Therapy
Giovanna Fava, University of Bologna, Italy


Older Adults

Taking Care of those who Care: Targets and Strategies in CBT for Distressed Dementia Family Caregivers
Andres Losada, King Juan Carlos University, Spain


Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder

Delusions and Other Strong Beliefs
Richard Bentall, University of Sheffield, UK

Bipolar disorder in Youth: An Early Intervention Approach
David Miklowitz, University of Calafornia, USA


Sex, Marital and Family Relationships

Couple-based Interventions for Adult Psychopathology: Broadening the CBT Paradigm while Remaining True to its Roots
Don Baucom, University of North Carolina, USA

The State of the Art of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy for Sexual Problems: New Developments from Basic Science and Clinical Implications
Pedro Nobre, University of Porto, Portugal


Therapeutic and Applied Issues

Schema Therapy: Latest Research Findings and Clinical Applications
Arnoud Arntz, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Judith Beck, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, USA

Personal Practice: Why Therapists Should Walk the Talk
James Bennett-Levy, University of Sydney, Australia

Identifying Psychotherapy Processes and Mechanisms Using the Tools of Precision Medicine
Rob DeRubeis, University of Pennsylvainia, USA

Evolution, Attachment and Compassion Focused Therapy
Paul Gilbert, University of Derby, UK

Developing Transdiagnostic CBT Treatments for Better Practice
Allison Harvey, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Process-based CBT
Steve Hayes, University of Nevada, USA

YOU are not supposed to feel that way: Making Room for Difficult Emotions
Robert Leahy, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, USA

Action, Dialogue & Discovery: Reflections on Socratic Questioning 25 Year Later
Christine Padesky, Center for Cognitive Therapy, USA