CPT is a highly-effective cognitive-behavioral treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for adults and adolescents as young as 14. CPT is implemented in 6-15 treatment sessions or in a closed group format consisting of 12 sessions. CPT provides a way for clients to understand why recovery from traumatic events is difficult and how symptoms of PTSD affect daily life. The focus is on identifying how traumatic experiences change thoughts and how that influences current feelings and behaviors.
Through a successful course of CPT, individuals learn to challenge their unhelpful, unrealistic thoughts about the traumatic experience, the world and themselves, and as a result can heal and live a more, full meaningful life with the absence of PTSD symptoms. CPT is endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.
In order to achieve CPT provider status, trainees must meet the following requirements:
- Be a professionally licensed mental health provider
- Participate in a live cognitive processing therapy training (two days) conducted by an approved CPT Trainer
- Participate in cognitive processing therapy consultation calls (one call per week for 26 weeks)
- Initiate cognitive processing therapy with at least four clients and successfully complete cognitive processing therapy with at least two clients
Click here for more information about achieving CPT provider status.
- September 7-8, 2023. Online via Zoom. Registration opens in the ARBEST WebPortal on July 10, 2023.