We thank you for virtually being with us in Athens!

Dear colleagues and friends,

The pandemic of COVID-19, that more or less has struck most of our countries, has influenced deeply our professional, social and personal life.

Since the beginning of the virus outbreak, we were hoping that the situation would ameliorate fast, thus giving us the exiting opportunity to welcome the EABCT community in Athens. However, the uncertainties about a possible second virus outbreak in the fall, and the existing restrictions related to air travel, led us to the decision to “move” the congress online.

We were determined to use every advantage that the technology could offer to us in order to be able to stay connected in safety even if we were not able to meet in person. We firmly believe that in these difficult times the role of the mental health expert is to provide a second line of defense against the pandemic by helping people to deal with the intense negative emotions and the mental exhaustion that both the pandemic and the prolonged isolation are causing. CBT is an evidence based intervention that can be proved to be valuable in our struggle against the effect of the pandemic on the mental health of the population; and we thought our congress could be an important contribution towards this goal.

We would like to thank you all for your continuous inspiring support during the past few months and for your invaluable contribution to the success of the congress.

 

Fragiskos Gonidakis
Congress President

4

Days

11

Keynote Speakers

6

Pre-Congress Workshops

Keynote Speakers

Sanne de Wit
University of Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Targeting Habits in Therapeutic Interventions

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Anke Ehlers
University of Oxford,
United Kingdom

Haunted by Memories: Advances in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder

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gilbert
University of Derby,
United Kingdom

Fear, Blocks and Resistance to Compassion Focused Therapy

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neuer
Bielefeld University,
Germany

The Power of the Narration: Understanding and Treating Complex Trauma in Victims of War and Abuse

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Renos-Papadopoulos
University of Essex,
United Kingdom

Conceptualising and relieving human suffering in different contexts. Historical and epistemological reflections

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mehmet
Istanbul Kent University,
Turkey

Understanding Infidelity and its consequences: Is there any way to re-build trust

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Arnoud-Arnzt
University of Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Cognitive behavioral treatments of personality disorders: an update.

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Judith-S-Beck1
University of Pennsylvania,
USA

Cognitive Conceptualization

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Throstur-Bjorgvinsson
Harvard Medical School,
USA

Innovative Treatment Advancements for OCD: The Bergen 4 Day Program

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Michaela-Swales
Bangor University,
United Kingdom

Treating complexity and risk in personality disorder: Current perspectives and future directions in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

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janet treasure
Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London,
United Kingdom

From food to identity: The cognitive interpersonal model in eating disorders

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