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Dear Academy Members,

Together, we are facing an unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, the Academy’s Board of Directors would like to update you on how we’re approaching the situation.   

Forefront, our hearts go out to anyone who's been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery.

The Academy is focused on the health and safety of its employees, volunteers, and members.  Our employees, Troy and Keri are working from home.  This shift has been relatively smooth and we continue to deliver the highest levels of customer service and facilitation of remote training activities. Meantime, consultants, who remain homebound, are employing virtual meeting options to host webinars and group consultation.  

These are challenging and uncertain times, but we feel confident that as an organization and community, we can get through this together.

For a list of resources that span our commitment to cognitive and behavioral therapies, please see the links and files listed on this page. 

Our best wishes to you and yours during this trying time.  

Lynn McFarr, Ph.D.
President- Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
Director--Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic 
Professor -Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine 
Harbor UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson St.
Box 498
Torrance, CA 90509


Web Links

We want to thank Robert Leahy for his series of articles on coping with COVID.

Dr. Shireen Rizvi has put together a series DBT distress tolerance skills for dealing with COVID as well

Dr. David M Clark has also shared some excellent resources 

Dr. Leslie Sokol on Mental Health during a Pandemic

COVID-19 Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Coronavirus-Anxiety-Workbook-Spanish PDF (515.47 KB)  more ] Administration 4/20/2020
Coronavirus-Anxiety-Workbook.pdf PDF (550.26 KB) Administration 4/20/2020
World Confederation of CBT COVID-19 News PDF (502.2 KB) Administration 4/13/2020
Managing Fear and Sadness PDF (253.74 KB) Administration 4/13/2020