Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

A subset or type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CPT has been effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that have developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events, including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters. This treatment is generally delivered throughout 12 sessions and helps clients learn how to challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma. In so doing, clients create a new understanding and conceptualization of the traumatic event, reducing its ongoing adverse effects on their life.