Blog posts with the tag "Cognitive Processing Therapy"

Staff Perspective: Changes in the new CPT treatment manual

As both a therapist using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with my PTSD patients and a CPT Trainer, I was eagerly awaiting the revision of the treatment manual.  And my wait was finally over in May 2014!  But then I found I was faced with a dilemma - do I throw out my old manual along with notes and reprint the new one?  Or can I simply keep the old manual and replace a few pages here and there.  It seems others were wondering also given the number of times during trainings and within my own clinic I've been asked this.  So, I did an in-depth comparison of the two manuals, and here is what I found along with my suggestions.

Staff Perspective: When There’s “No Time” for PTSD Treatment

Diana Dolan, Ph.D., CBSM

After a recent case conference discussion with clinical psychology interns about treatment options to offer patients when the window for treatment is abbreviated, I decided to consult with my colleagues about their opinions , and summarize my findings along with my own opinion.  One thing we all agreed on-for a provider, there should be no such thing as "no time" window available for PTSD treatment.

Research Update: Feb. 6, 2014

The CDP's weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:

  • Sleep problems, posttraumatic stress, and mood disorders among active-duty service members.
  • Cognitive Emotion Regulation and Written Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Who is predisposed to insomnia: A review of familial aggregation, stress-reactivity, personality and coping style.

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