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Domestic - Membership Application and Renewal  

International - Membership Application and Renewal    

Student - Membership Application and Renewal    

Organizational - Membership Application and Renewal 

Click here to find out if your country is on the list of economically disadvantaged countries


Who can become a member

Membership in the IACP is open, but not limited to professionals and students in disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, social work, medicine, nursing, dentistry, rehabilitation, guidance, pastoral counseling, general medical practice, counseling and education.


What benefits will I receive as a member? 

Although benefits vary according to the membership category, membership benefits for individual members are as follows:

The International Journal of Cognitive Therapy

Edited by John Riskind, the official journal of IACP offers members the opportunity to keep up with the latest developments in CBT. Members receive four issues of the IJCT each year.

Free samples of IJCT can be found here: http://guilfordjournals.com/loi/ijctAll articles or issues with the "unlocked" symbol next to them are free samples.

Representative articles, which are also free, can be found here.

Triennial International Conferences

IACP’s international conferences offer members the opportunity to meet and network with CBT therapists around the world and learn about the latest developments in CBT from our most eminent world leaders in CBT.  IACP Members receive a special registration discount for our conferences.


Members receive an online quarterly newsletter giving them cutting edge news about CBT. 

Optional Listing in the Online International Therapist Referral Directory

Members have the option to have their practices listed on our online international therapist referral directory for an additional annual fee. The online international therapist referral directory is accessed by consumers throughout the world.

Opportunities for Training

Our Speakers’ Bureau currently provides several online training services for those who are unable to travel, do not have the time or the resources to travel to conferences, lack training resources within their own country, or simply enjoy training online. At present, members can view keynote presentations from our 2011 triennial conference, audiotape talks from leading clinicians in cognitive therapy from around the world, and can arrange live online talks and consultations through IACP’s training committee. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit our speakers’ bureau.

Additional Benefits

International Association of Cognitive Therapy members are also entitled to a 20% discount off books, professional resources, and more. This includes new, recent, and bestselling titles on cognitive therapy (www.guilford.com/iacp.html). Be sure to use Promotional Code IACP to receive your special discount. 
Members also receive significant discounts on IACP’s conferences (more than covering the cost membership annually if attending at least one conference), car rentals through Avis and Hertz, and book and journal discounts from select publishers, such as Elsevier, Springer, American Psychiatric Publishing, and Routledge.


What are the different types of Membership offered?

The two classes of membership are Individual - Full Voting Membership, based on the completion of the appropriate professional degree designated for practice in one's specialty and Student Membership - available to individuals enrolled in a program of study leading to a professional degree.

Domestic - Individual Membership Application and Renewal 

International - Individual Membership Application and Renewal    

Student Membership Application and Renewal 


What are the fees to join IACP? 

IACP membership fees have stayed the same as last year, and are $75 USD for a 1-year membership. The fee for a listing in the international therapist referral directory remains at $25 USD per listing.  To recognize our most loyal members, multiple year memberships will remain at $120 USD for 2 years and $180 USD for 3 years, so you can lock in these rates for the next few years if you renew for multiple year memberships. Student membership will also remain at $50 dollars per student member.

** Finally, if you reside in an economically disadvantaged country, you now have the option to become a member at a significantly reduced fee of $40 USD for a 1 year membership. Click here to find out if your country is on the list of economically disadvantaged countries. If your country is listed please indicate that you are eligible for this discounted membership rate on your application by entering "emerging" when it asks for a discount code. Please note that if you take this discount you will only be able to view the journal online.