2010 - Georgian Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (GACBT) was founded in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Workshop in Tbilisi. October, 2016
Workshop in Tbilisi, , 2017 -2018
Workshop in Tbilisi, 6-10 May, 2019
From February 24, 2020 GABCT is an accredited Member Association of EABCT
Report of The Georgian Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy(June, 2010 – June, 2013)
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:
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.
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.
In December, 2012 the board of the association made decision of becoming a member of European CBT association. In January, 2013 the association established contact with the representative of EABCT – Helen McDonald as well as the representative of CBT association of Ukraine – Oleh Romanchuk, president of Ukrainian Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
In April, 19, 2013 Georgian CBT association re-registered the modified article.
In June, 2013 we started the series of seminars in psychiatry for psychologists.
CBT is a commonsense approach that is based on two central tenets: 1) our emotions and behavior; and 2) how we act or behave can strongly affect our thoght patterns and emotions. The clinical practice of CBT is based on a set of well-developed theories that are used to formulate treatment plans and guide the actions of therapist. The perspective that developing healthy style of thinking can reduce distress or give a greater sense of well-being is a common thee across many generatons and cultures. Aaron T. Beck was the first person to fully develop theories and methods for using cognitive and behavioral interventions for emotional disorders. The teories and methods outlined by Beck and many other contributors to the cognitive-behavioral model have been extended to wide array of conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, eating isorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, chronic pain, personality disorders and substance abuse.