Who we are and our history
In Brazil, FBTC has established partnerships with entities as Brazilian Association of Psychiatry (ABP), Brazilian Society of Psychology (SBP), Brazilian Association of Studies on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ABEAD), Brazilian Society of Hospital Psychology (SBPH), among others.
It is a non-profit organization that stands for ethics and high scientific standards as far as the production and clinical practice of its members are concerned. Being a FBTC member grants associated professionals/students the credibility of being part of a distinguished group and the possibility of continuous update and exchange of information, through meaningful interaction with other professionals working with cognitive and contextual therapies in Brazil and abroad.
Pursuant to these goals, every year FBTC promotes and organizes the Brazilian Conference of Cognitive Therapies (CBTC) ), as well as international events, short-term courses, workshops, and conferences to enhance the theoretical and practical education of professionals devoted to cognitive and contextual therapies.
Since 2005, FBTC has been in charge of Brazilian Journal of Cognitive Therapies (BJCT), whose objective is to promote and disseminate the production on cognitive and contextual therapies in Brazil. Through its events and publications, FBTC encourages scientific debate and the exchange of experiences in a community that stands out for knowledge production on cognitive and contextual therapies.
With an itinerant format, FBTC board of directors is elected every two years during CBTCCheck the former boards and the current one by clicking here.
FBTC is mainly regulated by its Articles of Incorporation, a document currently in its third version, duly recorded in the correspondent bodies. Check below FBTC Articles of Association and Internal Regulation
Alberto Machado Hexsel
Aristides Volpato Cordioli
Bernard Pimentel Range
Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu
Helena Luiza Dallaroza
Irismar Reis de Oliveira
Lucia Emmanoel Novaes Malagris
Luciane Gonzalez Valle
Marcos Rogério da Costa
Margareth da Silva Oliveira
Maria da Glória da Silva Vieira
Melanie Ogliari Pereira
Raphael Cangelli Filho
Raquel Porto David
Ricardo Franklin Ferreira
Simone da Silva Machado
Suely de Fatima Dutra
Werner Paulo Knapp
SBTC foundation and organization of its first congress
In 1998, aiming at fostering research and the publication of studies on cognitive and contextual therapies in Brazil, 26 professionals gathered to create the Brazilian Society of Cognitive Therapies.
First edition of the Brazilian Journal of Cognitive Therapies (BJCT)
In 2005, the first edition of the Brazilian Journal of Cognitive Therapies (BJCT) is released by SBTC. It is the main free access scientific journal on CBTs in the country, reviewed by professionals and designed to publish original papers related to cognitive and contextual therapies and related areas.
SBTC 10th Anniversary
In 2008, the Brazilian Society of Cognitive Therapies (SBTC) celebrated 10 years of its foundation. It happened during the 6th SBTC Congress, in 2007.
The name Brazilian Congress of Cognitive Therapies becomes official
In 2009, on its 7th edition, the SBTC congress was officially named Brazilian Congress of Cognitive Therapies (CBTC).
SBTC becomes FBTC
Brazilian Congress of Cognitive Therapies (SBTC) becomes Brazilian Federation of Cognitive Therapies (FBTC) due to the creation of various regional associations of cognitive therapies, the ACTs.
Celebration of FBTC’s 20th anniversary
The 20th anniversary of SBTC’s foundation was celebrated in 2018, already with the official and current name: Brazilian Federation of Cognitive Therapies (FBTC).