(Online Course) Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD in Veterans and Military Personnel
This interactive online training course provides an overview of CPT, an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for PTSD described in the guide, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Veteran/Military Version – Therapist’s Manual by Resick et al., 2008. While this course teaches the basic principles and strategies underlying CPT, it should not be considered a substitute for the in-person 2-day CPT training module.
- Introduction to CPT
- A theory that explains clinical observations
- Course of post-traumatic reactions
- Pathology in PTSD-What hinders post-trauma recovery
- Core reactions, cluster 1: Intrusive imagery and sensations
- Core reactions, cluster 2: Cognitions and cognitive processes
- Core reactions, cluster 3: Negative affect and arousal
- Natural Recovery
- Effective treatment
- Clinical trials of CPT
- Impact of CPT on PTSD comparing ITT
- Impact of CPT treatment on depression
- Impact of CPT treatment over time
- Comparing the effectiveness of different CPT treatment components
Overview of CPT session by session
- Session 1: Psycho-education, treatment rationale
- Session 2: The impact statement
- Session 2a: Traumatic bereavement
- Session 3: Events, thoughts, emotions
- Session 4: First trauma account
- Session 5: Second trauma account & challenging questions
- Session 6: Challenging questions
- Session 7: Patterns of problematic thinking
- Sessions 8-11: Review patterns of problematic thinking; exploration of trauma-related themes
- Session 12: Intimacy and the final impact statement
To describe the psychological theories behind CPT.
To summarize the empirical evidence for CPT’s effectiveness.
To give an overview of the CPT protocol.