ABPMC was founded in 1991 with a purpose to bringing together psychological professionals from other areas involved in the dissemination, scientific and technological development of behaviour analysis, behavioural therapy and behavioural medicine. Although initially called Brazilian Association of Psychotherapy and Behavioural Medicine, from the beginning professionals from various sheltered areas involved in teaching, research and service provision in behaviour analysis in various contexts. Because of this diversity, from 2011 the Association withdrew the term "psychotherapy" of his name and went to call Brazilian Association of Psychology and Behavioural Medicine (ABPMC), keeping unchanged its original acronym.
ABPMC organizes an annual meeting known as Brazilian Meeting of Psychology and Behavioural Medicine. It brings together about 1,500 participants at different stages of academic development every year. Annual meeting organized by ABPMC is considered as one of the world's largest Psychology behaviour analysis forum. Board of ABPMC has contributed with other scientific institutions like including the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC) and Brazilian Psychological Society (BPS).
In 2011 ABPMC Award sustainability was created, it was completely focused on research and intervention projects focused on viable development. In September 2014 the ABPMC approved the rules of behaviour analysts accreditation process in Brazil. ABPMC accreditation implementation another milestone in the history of an institution whose history of nearly 25 years of contributions to the advancement and dissemination of behavior analysis in Brazil would not fit in this space.Read More»