Welcome to the Center for Psychotherapy Research!

The Center for Psychotherapy Research (CPR) is a research unit of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Faculty members conduct a wide range of studies on the effectiveness and mechanisms of evidence-based psychotherapies and measurement-based care strategies. Our work is primarily focused on studies of evidence-based interventions delivered in community settings. We have partnered with community mental health agencies for over 20 years to develop, evaluate, and disseminate interventions to improve symptoms and functioning in these real world treatment settings. Our faculty have expertise in a wide range of evidence-based psychotherapies and mental health assessments that form the foundation of our program of research and our contribution to clinical services in the Department of Psychiatry at Penn.