The following are a list of the in-person workshops available through the Centralized Training Infrastructure Evidenced Based Practice (CTI-EBP) Project.  In-person workshops are conducted at different locations.  Please refer to the Calendar for additional details including location, cost and any pre-requisites.  

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The Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS) are communimetric tools that are used by providers to help structure the treatment planning and review process. The ANSA is a multi-purpose tool developed for an adult's behavioral health services to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services. The CANS Comprehensive version of Texas is an open domain assessment tool for the use in service delivery systems that address the mental health of children, adolescents and their families. It was developed to support care planning and level of care decision making, to facilitate quality improvement efforts and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services. It facilitates the linkage between the assessment process of identifying the needs and strength of the child and the caregiver and the creation of individualized service plans and the selection of evidence based practices used.

For additional information on the ANSA, please see:

For additional information on the CANS, please see:

To become trained/certified on the CANS or ANSA, please go to:

For any questions regarding online certification, site access, coupons, or problems registering for, please email:

NOTE: Centralized Training does NOT oversee For questions or concerns regarding ANSA or CANS online only certification available on please contact the Praed Foundation via email:

To become certified as a ANSA or CANS SuperUser you must attend a face to face training. For SuperUser (face to face) training, please see the training calendar available on this website for any upcoming workshops.

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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an adaptation of Cognitve Behavioral Therapy (CBT) used by practitioners to help clients explore recovery from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other trauma related conditions.  CPT is a manualized 12 session Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for PTSD which offers an alternative to purely exposure based interventions.  

Please read the following carefully before registering.

1.  CPT is a 12-session cognitive-behavioral therapy for the treatment of PTSD in adults.

2.  To become a CPT provider, be certain you can commit to the requirements listed below from the website.

3.  Please consider your clinical role and caseload make-up. Specifically, you need to be a provider of weekly psychotherapy to adult clients who have PTSD, even if it is comorbid with another disorder.

CPT Provider Requirements

To become a CPT provider, the following requirements must be met:

1.  Professional licensure/registration as a mental health professional, with psychotherapy in scope of practice

2.  Completion of CPT online training at This needs to be completed prior to attending the 2-day workshop. The online course is free and provides CEUs.

3.  Participation at an in-person CPT training (2-3 days) conducted by an approved CPT Trainer

4.  Participation in 20 hours of sanctioned group CPT consultation calls (with discussion of own clients during the call

5.  Initiation of at least 4 CPT individual cases and successful completion of 2 individual CPT cases (completion could include early success per client outcomes)

6.  Use of at least one standardized instrument to assess weekly PTSD symptom progress with each of the above cases

7.  Submission of redacted case notes, scores on PCL, and sample worksheets or stuck point log, if requested, for evaluation.

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