Ongoing discussion of this matter in CBT Today would have reached an audience of the 12,000 BABCP members. The Editor agreed with the President that the appropriate Forum was not the magazine but the online CBT Cafe. On March 12th I protested about this with a post on the CBT Cafe, there was just one response 8 days later by the BABCP President, Paul Salkovskis. Nearly a month since there has been no further post from anyone on the CBT Cafe! Whatever the intent of the President and the Editor of CBT Today, discussion has been clearly sidelined and the matter of Editorial freedom in CBT Today has not been addressed at all.
Jason Roscoes’ critique of IAPT in CBT Today, can be accessed below
BABCP is undoubtedly very powerful and well connected but its’ credibility as the ‘lead organisation’ for CBT must be in doubt, given its’ unswerving support for IAPT.
Dr Mike Scott
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Paul Salkovskis seems to be in favour of CBT for medically unexplained symptoms and long-term conditions –
[ https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/behaviour-change/article/extending-cognitivebehavioural-theory-and-therapy-to-medically-unexplained-symptoms-and-longterm-physical-conditions-a-hybrid-transdiagnosticproblem-specific-approach/4A86818F9198DA2CCA568F6AE2E852BA ]