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 CPTforPTSD.com 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 http://cpt.musc.edu. 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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