Welcome to The Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science

The Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science (Penn Collaborative) is a joint clinical, educational, and research partnership with community behavioral health providers, payers, and networks, all in pursuit of the same goal: placing tangible, evidence-based tools in the hands of the front-line staff who support individuals seeking recovery and wellness. (See this Penn Medicine Service in Action infographic to learn more about the scope of the Penn BCI,  Creed et al., 2014 for a full description of the Penn BCI model, and Creed et al., 2016 for Penn BCI implementation outcomes).

The Penn Collaborative's work is based on a foundation of two complementary priorities: 

  1. Training community mental health providers in under-resourced settings to deliver CBT with a high degree of fidelity. The Penn Collaborative has developed a detailed, systematic implementation process for engaging community mental health clinicians and organizations, understanding the mission and infrastructure of their setting, and providing training in CBT that is responsive to the identities, needs and strengths of the clients they serve.
  2. Emphasizing the development, evaluation and dissemination of strategies related to best practices in training and implementing CBT in community mental health — both as information to fuel their own quality improvement and as research to provide generalizable knowledge in the field. 

The Penn Collaborative is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the main campus of the University of Pennsylvania, but training and implementation support are available on an international scope. To contact us or inquire further about our services, please click here.