Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Welcome to the CTSA

The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania is…

An internationally renowned treatment research center dedicated to developing, refining, and testing state-of-the-art therapies for anxiety and traumatic stress disorders.

A world recognized clinic, which provides evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders.

A well-established resource for professionals, offering specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders to health professionals around the world.

We welcome referrals from professionals and inquiries directly from patients.

Upcoming Events

4-day Intensive Workshops offered by faculty of the CTSA

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CTSA in the News

July 2016: CTSA Featured on

CTSA therapist Elizabeth Turk-Karan, Ph.D., writes about PTSD treatment and the CTSA for

March 2015: CTSA Featured in ABC's "20/20"

ABC News aired a "20/20" segment on exposure therapy for emetophobia, featuring a former CTSA patient who was treated at the clinic by Dr. Steve Tsao, a CTSA faculty member.

January 2015: Dr. Edna Foa, CTSA Director, Receives APA Award

The AmericanPsychological Association named Edna Foa, PhD, as the 2015 recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions. Dr. Foa was recognized for her unparalleled contributions to the fields of treatment research and anxiety.

November 2014: Dr. Edna Foa Honored for PTSD Research

Dr. Edna Foa, Director of the CTSA, was awarded the Scientific Research Award from the Montgomery County, PA chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in November 2014.

TIME Magazine Honors Dr. Edna Foa, Center Director

TIME magazine named Edna Foa, PhD, to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Dr. Foa was recognized for her outstanding contributions in the area of treatment research for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more about Dr. Foa's accomplishments. Read more.

CTSA Studies and Programs