The Georgian Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy was established in June, 9, 2010 based on the protocol of general board meeting #1
Since July, 2010 Georgian CBT association organized regular meetings (once in a week) and the case discussions. The following cases were discussed:
• CBT for Anxiety disorders ( panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder); • CBT for Pathological Gambling; • CBT for psychoses.
From November 2010 The Georgian Association of CBT started developing training modules in Georgian language. Initially program on "Introduction in CBT" was developed (The authors of the program are Begiashvili.A. Abdushelishvili.K., Badrishvili.N.)
Training titled "Introduction in CBT" was conducted for two waves of mental health specialists (psychiatrists, psychologists). The first, in March, 2011 (19 specialists were trained) and the second in December, 2012 (15 specialists were trained).
The second stage of the training titled: "CBT for depression and other anxiety disorders - panic attacks, social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders" was conducted in November (28-30), 2012.
Seventeen participants (psychiatrists and psychologists) from the first wave attended the training
In March (11-14), 2013 the training titled "CBT techniques in practice" was conducted for second wave of training participants. 14 members attended the training.
In May, 2012 The Association organized a general introductory meeting for various specialists and accepted new members in the association. In August, 2012 the article titled "CBT in Georgia" was published in British magazine – CBT Today.