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How Cognitive Processing Therapy Heals PTSD

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Kathleen Chard, PhD
3 Hours 56 Minutes
Mar 12, 2022
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How exactly do people become stuck in their trauma, and how can they recover? Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a rapidly growing model that has uncovered key cognitive processes that, when addressed, can affect lasting healing from PTSD—without the need for exposure to traumatic memories. In fact, it’s one of the few effective trauma treatments that doesn’t rely on exposure. In this session, you’ll discover the key processes behind this approach, which has shown an incredible durability of results in a head-to-head trials. You’ll explore:

  • How CPT challenges common myths about PTSD and recovery
  • Real case studies of CPT in action
  • How to target a client’s stuck points using core CPT skills
  • What research has revealed about CPT’s efficacy



This online program is worth 4 hours CPD.



Kathleen Chard, PhD's Profile

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Kathleen M. Chard, PhD, is a co-developer of CPT and director of the Trauma Recovery Center at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. She's the co-author of Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A Comprehensive Model and author of CPT for Sexual Abuse Treatment Manual. She's trained over 5,000 clinicians throughout the United States on using CPT with veterans, active-duty personnel, and civilians. She's co-chair of a 17-site study comparing CPT to Prolonged Exposure in US veterans.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kathleen Chard has employment relationships with CPT Training Institute, Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, and Department of Veterans Affairs. She receives royalties as a published author. Kathleen Chard receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kathleen Chard has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Analyze the empirical evidence supporting the use of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and related conditions.
  2. Appraise 2 case studies demonstrating the use of CPT for PTSD.
  3. Determine common myths around PTSD that can interfere in treatment and worsen outcomes.
  4. Utilize 3 keys from CPT that help clients understand how to overcome “stuck points”.


  • Explore the basis for positive results from CPT research
  • Identify common myths around PTSD recovery
  • Explore case studies utilizing PTSD
  • The keys behind how CPT helps clients recover from PTSD

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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Total Reviews: 4

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