Convenors: Peter Phiri, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust & University of Southampton,
Belinda Graham, University of Oxford, UK
Cecilia Essau, University of Roehampton, UK
Peter Phiri, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust & University of Southampton, UK
Shanaya Rathod, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Paul Salkovskis, University of Oxford, UK
(others to be confirmed)
ABSTRACT: The EABCT conference committee has stated its belief that lack of cultural diversity is a problem within EABCT conferences, and more broadly across research and practice of CBT and indeed in mental health in general. This conference is an opportunity to raise the profile of this issue. This is relevant to not only diversity of ethnicity and cultural background but also inclusion of other areas of importance such as trauma, gender and sexual orientation, substance misuse and intersectionality in this context.The conference committee recognises the importance of work that crosses national and international cultural boundaries, and in this conference aims to showcase work with stigmatised, underrepresented groups as well as culturally sensitive treatments and interventions and contributions from individuals who are experts by experience. This round table session invites discussion around these topics and how to move them forward within EABCT and research and practice of CBT.