Philadelphia Behavior
Therapy Association

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The Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is an interdisciplinary organization that promotes the study and practice of scientifically-based cognitive and behavioral treatments in the Philadelphia region. PBTA has a long tradition of providing education, promoting dissemination, and facilitating networking among the local cognitive- and behaviorally-oriented community. PBTA sponsors lectures, workshops, and discussions for the purpose of educating practitioners, clinical scientists, students, and the public on the effective practice of psychological treatments.

Dear PBTA Members and Friends,

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Michael J Kozak, PhD, PhD, recipient of PBTA’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in understanding and treating anxiety and related conditions. Though his actions, Dr. Kozak brought much wisdom, compassion, kindness, and joy to the world. His contributions to the field of Psychology have reduced suffering for many with OCD, anxiety, and related conditions. The waves of his influence will continue to travel through and into this world in so many ways in the service of reducing suffering.

Wishing all who were touched by him peace, ease, and many fond memories as we grieve the loss of a great man.

May his memory be a blessing.

The PBTA Board

Benefits of Membership

  • Free or reduced-cost admission to PBTA talks. Talks are given by prominent CBT-oriented professionals on topics of interest to members.
  • Discounted admission to half-day and full-day workshops.  
  • Free CE credits (for PBTA sponsored events) for psychologists, Pennsylvania-licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers.
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded professionals.
  • Electronic referral directory. 


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When you join PBTA, you become part of an effort to educate the local community about cognitive behavior therapy and empirically supported treatments.

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Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about membership, or the events hosted by PBTA. Email us at: info@philabta.org

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