Questions and Answers
Does the FBTC refer Therapists?
No. Out of respect for the nearly four thousand member therapists, we cannot make specific referrals.
Can the FBTC recommend a course/training in CBT?
The FBTC does not recommend courses. There are excellent courses in Cognitive and Contextual Therapies across Brazil. Thus, we suggest you seek information about the faculty of the courses that interest you. The FBTC has a Therapist Certification program about which you can learn on our website, with the names of all certified colleagues, that is, those who have the FBTC seal of quality.
What courses are offered by the FBTC?
The FBTC does not offer courses and cannot suggest or recommend any course as many of our members either coordinate or teach classes in these courses. The FBTC provides support and assistance in advertising these courses, in exchange for a discount for members.
Who can join the Brazilian Federation of Cognitive Therapies?
According to the FBTC Articles of Incorporation, Chapter 2, Article 4, “our membership is made up of natural persons, professionals or students in the areas of psychology and psychiatry”. Also, its Article 5, paragraph 2 states that: “... the interested party must prove, ..., his /her status as a registered member of the professional category (through registration with the competent body) or an undergraduate and graduate student in the aforementioned areas (through proof of enrollment).”
How can I advertise my event/course through the FBTC?
The first condition is to be an FBTC member in good standing, and the course must be directly related to
Is there a cost to advertise my event/course through the FBTC?
Depending on the scope of advertising, yes!
How will my event/course be advertised by FBTC?
The FBTC has created several means to advertise events/courses and, once approved, they can be advertised via a newsletter sent to the email of all FBTC members, they can be included in the BLOG on the FBTC website, in addition to social media: Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin. Each event will be advertised only once, as contracted.
How long does it take for my course/event to be advertised?
If your advertising request is accepted, it will be immediately included in the list of event advertising, according to the order of request approval. For this reason, we ask that you send your request as soon as possible. Requests less than 30 days prior to the date of the event will not be accepted.
When is the FBTC Certification Exam for Cognitive Therapists?
The FBTC holds the Certification Exam during the Brazilian Congress of Cognitive Therapies (CBTC). As of 2021, the congress will be held annually, always in April, as will the Certification Exam.
What are the prerequisites to be a Certified Therapist?
See the notice published on the website, in the Be a Certified Therapist section.
How do I register for the Therapist Certification Exam?
At least 9 months in advance, the FBTC publishes the notice regarding this process in its media. Registration takes place via the website's system and the cost is 3 times the annual fee for the professional category.
What is an FBTC State Delegate?
The FBTC State Delegates are members appointed by the FBTC Board of Directors for their regional leadership potential, and their actions are subject to the approval of the FBTC Executive Board and Advisory Board.
How to be a State Delegate?
To take office, State Delegates must be members in good standing and have their tenure linked to that of the Board of Directors that appointed them. It should be noted that State Delegates are appointed only in Federation states that do not have a legally constituted ATC. If you wish to apply for the position of State Delegate, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the main duties of a State Delegate?
The role of a State Delegate is to promote Cognitive and Contextual Therapies in his or her State and assist the FBTC in advertising its actions. It is desirable that small regional events be proposed to help form a critical mass in that State, aiming at the creation of an ATC in the medium term. It is also the Delegate’s role to be the state representative of the FBTC and, thus, to give opinions on matters related to State members whenever requested by the Board of Directors.