The AEPC is a scientific society founded more than 30 years ago at the initiative of a group of university professors with the intention of promoting the development of clinical psychology, both professionally and academically. It aims to promote knowledge development and education in the area of behavioral cognitive psychology, the relationship with national homologous societies and organizations and international, and organize meetings of a scientific nature.
20 editions of the Congress of Clinical Psychology have been organized, the first international Congress was held in 1995. Clinical Psychology figures that have participated in the congresses: J. Wolpe, H. Eysenck, S. Haynes, S. Hayes, M. Eysenck, D. Barlow, A. Kazdin, M. Mahoney, A. Freeman, L. Beutler, T. Ollendick, F. Donker, Norcros, R.Suinn, K. Gestestam, A. Puente, R. Sternberg, C. Spielberger... This congress has always been celebrated in emblematic Spanish cities such as Granada, Seville, Salamanca, Santander, San Sebastián, Santiago de Compostela ... and in Marcos incomparable like the Palace of the Magdalena de Santander, the Monastery San Martín Pinario de Santiago, Miramar Palace of San Sebastián ... Other scientific events coordinated by the AEPC include 3 Congresses Iberoamericanos of Health Psychology (with the collaboration of Hispanic Issues in Behavior Theraphy Special Interest Group, USA), the IV Iberian Therapy Congress Cognitive / Behavioral (together with the Portuguese Association of Therapy do Comp opartment, APTC), and the VII Latini Dies Congress (exclusively of Latin languages)...
Along with the congress, several National and International Symposia and Applied Courses are organized on very diverse monographic subjects in the area of clinical psychology and health.
The AEPC is a fully consolidated Scientific Association, proof of this was the organization of the "30th European Congress Of Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies" that had only been held in Spain once, in Palma d and Mallorca and after 25 years was held in September 2000 in Granada, with a record of 45 participating countries and for the first time with Spanish as the official language next to english.