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tCBT Special Issue: Call for Papers
Past, present and future: Ten Years of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme

The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist is pleased to mark the 10th Anniversary of the IAPT Programme with a call for papers to be included in a Special Issue of the BABCP Practitioner Journal to be published in 2020 and introduced by Professor David Clark (National IAPT Clinical and Informatics Advisor).

CBT plays a large part in the adult IAPT programme across England and research should play an important part within IAPT, based as it is on a well-established evidence base from a range of research trials. We want to publish papers that will make a difference to the future quality of IAPT service delivery, that will help clinicians and service leads reflect on their own practice or their service and give them ideas of the changes they can make now and start to think about potential future developments.

We want to see papers that will help this ground-breaking psychological therapy programme to continue to improve in its delivery of evidence-based CBT to all adults regardless of faith, social deprivation, culture, ethnicity or sexuality.

We welcome Practice Articles, Literature Reviews, Case Studies and original research on clinical interventions, training and supervision or service delivery.

For further information on the types of papers that tCBT publishes please see:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-cognitive-behaviour-therapist/information/instructions-contributors

Follow @theCBTjournal on Twitter for further updates on the Special Issue.

We encourage submissions from both experienced authors and also first-time authors who work in IAPT services who want to share their research findings. Some first-time authors might feel less confident about writing this up alone. To help these authors we are looking at how we can link them with a mentor or buddy who can provide supportive yet challenging comments and guidance in order to get papers into a publishable format.

Closing date for submissions is 31st July 2019

Richard Thwaites
tCBT Editor-in-Chief
1 February 2019