Welcome letter

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to host the upcoming EABCT Congress in the picturesque city of Belgrade, Serbia, centred around the theme “New Age of CBT – Challenges and Perspectives.”

Our association traces its roots back to the Yugoslav Association for REBT, established in 1998, which became a full member of the EABCT in 2002. The association was simultaneously reconstructed in line with its mission to advance all areas of cognitive and behavioral therapies, and in 2002, it officially changed its name to the Serbian Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (SACBT).

Over the past quarter-century, we have been engaged in teaching and researching in the field of CBT. An exciting milestone awaits us in the form of the forthcoming EABCT2024 congress, set to unite dedicated scholars, therapists, and researchers from across the globe. Together, we will address challenges we face and promising perspectives that define the dawn of a new age of CBT.

Belgrade itself, nestled along the banks of the Danube River, beckons with its vibrant blend of rich history, vibrant culture, and genuine hospitality. Wandering through the city’s charming cobblestone streets, you will uncover a captivating fusion of ancient fortresses, bustling markets, and modern architecture.

We are preparing an enriching scientific program, complemented by social events, including the congress party and captivating showcases celebrating Serbian culture. We consider the EABCT congress a vital way to build both knowledge and new connections, and for these reasons, we will offer an affordable fee structure.

We wholeheartedly anticipate your participation at our congress. Together, we will exchange cutting-edge, evidence-based insights and create lasting memories at this exceptional congress experience in Belgrade, a true crossroads where East and West converge.

Tatjana Vukosavljević Gvozden, Ph.D.

EABCT 2024 President of the Local Organizing Committee