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.
PBTA offers its members free and reduced cost admission to talks in which are given by prominent CBT-oriented professionals on topics of special interest to PBTA members. Continuing education credits is offered for psychologists and Pennsylvania licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers. PBTA also offers networking opportunities for professionals to interface with like-minded individuals in the local community. An electronic referral directory serves as a useful resource to connect with other empirically-based healthcare providers in the region as well as for making referrals to CBT-oriented practitioners, and for the public.
Joining an important movement: become part of an effort to educate the local community about CBT and empirically supported treatments.