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.

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CTSA in the News

April 2018: WOAR Honors Dr. Edna Foa, Center Director

CTSA Director, Dr. Edna Foa, is the recipient of the 2018 Carole Johnson Humanitarian Award. Dr. Foa received this award on April 10th, 2018 at the Bridge of Courage reception hosted by Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR). Congratulations!

May 2017: CTSA therapist, Dr. Tyler, interviewed by NBC

Doctors warn that the explicit details from accusers in the Bill Cosby trial could have a negative impact on sexual assault survivors. NBC10's Aundrea Cline-Thomas speaks to Dr. Jeremy Tyler about that potential impact.

April 2017: CTSA clinic coordinator, Dr. Gallagher, interviewed by NBC

A recent survey by the American Psychological Association found that people are stressed out about the future of our nation regardless of their political party. NBC10's Erin Coleman spoke with Dr. Thea Gallagher about the findings.

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.

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.