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

February 2017: CTSA clinic coordinator, Dr. Gallagher, interviewed by WHYY

Dr. Thea Gallagher, clinic coordinator at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, weighs in on a new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association that suggest people are more politically stressed in 2017 than they were last year.

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

Training Opportunities for Professionals

The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety offers a number of professional workshops for mental health practioners who are looking to extend their training in empirically-supported treatments for anxiety disorders. Our current workshop offerings include Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD, PE Supervisor Workshops, and Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD. Please visit our Information for Professionals page to learn more about our training opportunities.