The 4th International Congress of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

13 - 15 September 2019
Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, ROMANIA

Open papers/Symposia

To be completed based on bottom-up and top-down proposals (including invited presentations).

Some open papers might be grouped in symposia.

An open paper will be presented in about 15 minutes (including questions/answers); if this is invited, it can take 20 minutes. A symposium should be maximum 90 minutes (including discussions).

The objectives of this section are:

  1. To stimulate CBTs and other evidence-based psychotherapy professionals to participate in the Congress, to explore bridges and collaboration strategies with the goal of moving the field closer to a more integrative CBTs and/or evidence-based psychotherapy;
  2. To stimulate professionals from the major fields of psychology and REBT to relate to each other (e.g., developmental/educational/school psychology to rational emotive education; work/organizational psychology to REBT/CBT coaching; pastoral/spiritual psychology to REBT pastoral counseling);
  3. To encourage researchers from clinical cognitive neurogenetics sciences to participate in order to explore together the role of REBT in understanding human mind and behavior;
  4. To encourage the approach of REBT in the following contexts: personalized evidence-based treatments/technology/machine learning-data mining/transdiagnostic-network analyses/cross-cultural.

The applications will be open between 15 January 2019 to 28 February 2019. The announcement of the selected papers will be made in 15 March.


Preliminary top-down defined Symposia

1. From single case experiments through clinical trials to big data (machine learning/data mining/network analyses/IPD metaanalyses)

2. REBT in the context of cognitive neurogenetics

3. REBT in the cross-cultural contexts

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