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Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy

Organizational Overview

The Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT) is a nonprofit organization of health and mental health professionals interested in behavioral and cognitive therapies. The organization is international and seeks to (a) advance the understanding of human behavior; (b) develop, assess, and apply interventions for behavior change; and (c) further the empirical study and advance the theoretical and practical application of behavioral and cognitive therapies. In addition to these general goals, the organization promotes public awareness of behavior and cognitive therapies, operates a therapist locator service, publishes fact sheets, newsletters, and journals, and holds an annual convention that serves an important education and training function.

Early Influences

Though AABT is less than 40 years old, foundations of “behavior therapy” ...

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