ERIC Number: EJ803819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Academy of Cognitive Therapy: Purpose, History, and Future Prospects
Dobson, Keith S.; Beck, Judith S.; Beck, Aaron T.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v12 n2 p263-266 Spr 2005
The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) was developed as a means to identify and credential mental health professionals who demonstrate competence in cognitive therapy. Its missions include certifying clinicians from all disciplines as competent cognitive therapists and educating the public about this empirically supported treatment. This article reviews the history of ACT, its current activities, and future prospects. It is argued that ACT fulfills several important roles and is a valuable resource for mental health professionals and consumers.
Descriptors: Mental Health Workers, Mental Health, Cognitive Restructuring, Therapy, Counselor Certification, Allied Health Personnel, History, Professional Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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