Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

Co-Sponsored Trainings

PBTA is pleased to co-sponsor Continuing Education programs with partners throughout the Philadelphia area.

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA)

CTSA offers intensive instruction on the use of Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD and Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. These workshops typically occur annually.

Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGE)

COTTAGE workshops are designed for mental health professionals (Doctoral, Masters Level, or Trainees) who would like to sharpen their knowledge of and fundamental skills in providing empirically-supported treatments to children and adolescents in their own treatment setting. Participants receive treatment materials and supporting resources for use with patients and families.

Children's and Adult Center for OCD & Anxiety

The Children's and Adult Center for OCD & Anxiety is a group of 6 private practice psychologists with training and expertise in state of the art cognitive-behavior therapy for the full array of anxiety disorders and OCD for children and teenagers, as well as for adults. We provide professional training workshops in these treatment approaches locally, nationally and internationally, as well as consultation to schools and institutions. In addition, we offer parent workshops and trainings in person and online. See for more info.

Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine

The Center offers a Practicum for professionals who intend to teach MBSR or who want to integrate mindfulness into their professional practice. Participants acquire a deep understanding of the transformative possibilities in teaching mindfulness.

Mindful Exposure Therapy for Anxiety (META) and Psychological Wellness Center (META Center), Inc

META Center offers continuing education for professionals who want to integrate mindfulness into traditional CBT interventions in order to enhance both personal well-being and professional effectiveness in work with highly distressed clients.

Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy

Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) is a three-level, three-phase, case formulation approach, developed by Professor Irismar Reis de Oliveira at Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. TBCT's foundation is in cognitive therapy (CT); however, it has a unique approach to conceptualization and techniques that make it a distinct intervention in modifying patients' core beliefs, especially those about the self.

Transdiagnostic Exposure Therapy Training with Experiential Practice

Drexel University is hosting half-day workshops on exposure therapy for anxiety disorders in the fall of 2017. They will be co-led by Anu Asnaani, PhD, an assistant professor at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, and Joanna Kaye, MS. The workshops include discussion of the principles of exposure therapy, various types of exposure therapy, the steps to implement an exposure therapy session, and empirical evidence associated with common clinician concerns about exposure therapy. The workshops will include experiential practice delivering exposure therapy. They are being delivered as part of an optional research study, for which psychology graduate students and mental health clinicians are eligible to participate. Mental health clinicians may receive 4 Continuing Education (CE) credits for attendance. Visit for more information.

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