Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that has been effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters.

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I have specialized training and experience in using CPT for recovery from traumatic experiences including combat, first responders, crime survivors, and other traumatic experiences.

— Scott Rheinschmidt, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX

Attended 2 day intensive training by CPT co-developer Dr. Kathleen Chard. Completed 19 hours of CPT group consultation with Dr. Alexandra Macdonald Pending CPT provider status

— Shawna Williams, Psychotherapist in Austin, TX

Identifying and challenging unhelpful thoughts and beliefs regarding trauma can provide a path to more freedom in our lives, and I like that CPT does not require us to relive the traumatic experiences in a drawn-out narrative.

— Holly Love, Licensed Professional Counselor in Aurora, CO

I am certified in CPT with over 10 years of experience successfully treating trauma symptoms with this structured, time-limited approach.

— Sarah Barron, Clinical Psychologist in ,

I have been trained to deliver CPT to persons in my care. I have aided persons in feeling reduced PTSD symptoms, with the CPT protocol, since 2020.

— René Talbot, Counselor in , TX

utilizing TF CBT skills this modality helps to work on PTSD and other trauma related disorders. This helps clients be better able to change the way that they think about their trauma and change the relationship that they have with their trauma. it is a safe way to explore what things they can change and still be able to keep themselves safe and be able to lead healthier lives.

— Joshua Mehdikhan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tempe, AZ

The first stage of CPT consists of education about PTSD and helping you make the connection between thoughts and feelings. In the second stage, we work on learning to evaluate and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns. In the final stage, I will guide you in challenging your thoughts in three areas: self, others, and the world. Through practice, you will learn to replace or change your unhelpful thinking patterns related to the traumatic event with more realistic and helpful beliefs.

— Christina Wei, Clinical Psychologist in Woodinville, WA

I use CPT primarily with clients who have suffered with traumatic life experiences. I support my clients in processing trauma, understanding trauma responses, identifying triggers, and reframing beliefs that stem from trauma. My clients report a reduction in frequency of triggers, a decrease in the magnitude of trauma responses, a decrease in negative beliefs surrounding trauma, and an overall improvement in quality of life.

— Brooke Henderson, Therapist

I am trained and certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy. I often work with individuals diagnosed with a history of trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD.

— Amanda Parish, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Cognitive Processing Therapy is an evidence-based, structured way to identify and challenge negative beliefs created or exacerbated by trauma. Through repetitive challenging of beliefs about self-esteem, self-blame, control/power, intimacy, safety, and, trust, we can re-structure thought patterns. First trained in CPT in 2019, I've utilized the techniques with a variety of clients who report feeling more in control of their responses to trauma triggers and better able to engage with the world.

— Blair Prescott, Clinical Psychologist in Nashville, TN

Completed training to guide clients through CPT to process trauma and reframe their core beliefs

— Madeline Baker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chapel Hill, NC

CPT is an adaptation of CBT designed specifically to treat people with PTSD by helping them change irrational thoughts and conclusions associated with past traumatic experiences. At Nema we offer massed or intensive CPT treatment, which means that we have structured therapy sessions 3-5 times a week where you’ll learn how to challenge your thoughts and feelings surrounding the trauma. Massed CPT has been widely researched and the results show you get better quickly and sustain treatment gains

— Lashauna Cutts, Clinical Social Worker