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 trained and worked at a community mental health clinic that primarily treated survivors of trauma, especially survivors of intimate partner violence. During this time, I was given resources and ongoing supervision to provide Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to clients to address PTSD symptoms. Through this experience, I developed particular familiarity and skill in tailoring a 12 session format of CPT to more fully explore and treat complex, long-term experiences with emotional abuse.

— Anna Eckert-Kramer, Licensed Master of Social Work in Brooklyn, NY

Our thoughts - or cognitions - play a tremendous role in how we feel and subsequently behave. When we become more aware of our thoughts, and when we can analyze them without judgement, we can challenge the negative distortions and the shoulds/woulds that stymie us. Often from a very young age, many people are told harmful things about themselves that might not be true but which they accept as gospel anyway. The tools that I share help my clients free themselves.

— Yvonne Venger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in La Jolla, CA
 

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a gold standard treatment for PTSD. I have years of experience applying CPT in my work with hundreds of trauma survivors. Cognitive Processing Therapy involves exploration and processing of thoughts and emotions related to traumatic experience and the various ways in which past traumatic experience comes up in the present. Through this process, clients come to better understand their experiences and the context in which they occurred.

— Jarrett Langfitt, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

I've been practicing CPT since 2022. I pursued training beyond the requirements for practicing, and obtained Provider Status. I've seen people make incredible progress in healing from trauma with CPT!

— Maya Rufino, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Dr. Kantor specializes in using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to treat PTSD and trauma-related issues.

— Jackie Kantor, Psychologist in Englewood, CO

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
 

Our thoughts - or cognitions - play a tremendous role in how we feel and subsequently behave. When we become more aware of our thoughts, and when we can analyze them without judgement, we can challenge the negative distortions and the shoulds/woulds that stymie us. Often from a very young age, many people are told harmful things about themselves that might not be true but which they accept as gospel anyway. The tools that I share help my clients free themselves.

— Yvonne Venger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in La Jolla, CA

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
 

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. CPT is generally delivered over 12 sessions and helps patients learn how to challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma. In so doing, the patient creates a new understanding and conceptualization of the traumatic event.

— Ezmir Zepeda, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , TX

This is a 10-14 session treatment for resolving PTSD through correcting your beliefs about yourself, the world, and your contribution to a traumatic event(s)

— Marie Selleck, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Grand Rapids, MI
 

CPT is a well-researched, manualized therapy proven to significantly reduce symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is generally delivered over 12 sessions and helps clients learn how to challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma. Other than the first session, 7 sheets of homework are assigned between each session.

— Clayton Stephens, Addictions Counselor in Tucson, AZ