About the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI)

The Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) is an in-depth, three-day in-person or five-day virtual, intensive training course in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for mental health professionals who are treating individuals with OCD  and related disorders.

The BTTI was developed by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) to help address the shortage of therapists properly trained in using CBT to treat OCD around the country and the world. The objective was to find a training model and format that was more intensive comprehensive and clinically useful than most workshops but that was also shorter and more accessible than the few fellowships and internships offering training in the treatment of OCD.

For more information about the BTTI, please click here.

About the BTTI Scholarships

The BTTI scholarship aims to increase access to OCD and related disorders treatment for underserved communities in the United States.  We will be granting several scholarships per BTTI to independently licensed therapists who meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
  • Therapists of color.
  • Therapists who practice therapy in languages other than English.
  • Therapists who work with a significant portion of patients of color, patients with public insurance (Medicare, Medicaid), and/or patients of a low socioeconomic status.

The scholarship reduces the fee of attending the BTTI from $650 to $100.  In addition to the reduced rate for attending the BTTI, therapists will also receive a free year of membership with the IOCDF.  Scholarship preference will be granted to therapists who live in the local area where a BTTI is taking place.

PLEASE NOTEThere are 4 types of BTTI for which this scholarship is being offered.

  1. General BTTI, which trains clinicians to treat the lifespan with a general focus on adult populations.
  2. Pediatric BTTI, which focuses solely on treating pediatric populations.
  3. BTTI for Treating OCD in Communities of Color, which is intended for BIPOC clinicians, and taught by BIPOC faculty.
  4. BTTI Virtual en Español, which is offered entirely in Spanish.