Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A Comprehensive Manual (CE 7hrs)
Price: $45.00

This course will provide participants with an in-depth review of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Participants will be required to read the book, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A Comprehensive Manual. This book starts by providing a history of CPT and overview of the research demonstrating CPT’s efficacy. Following this review, the book provides important information regarding clinical considerations in determining the appropriateness of using this modality with clients; properly assessing clients prior to its use; engaging in case conceptualization; and preparing to use CPT in therapy. The third part of the book offers a detailed roadmap for using CPT as a brief treatment modality, spanning over 12 weeks.

CPT is an evidence-based approach that is considered a best practice for the treatment of PTSD. The model is used by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.


Patricia A. Resick, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University

Candice M. Monson PhD, Professor of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kathleen Chard PhD, is Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati.

This course is appropriate for social workers, MFT’s and professional counselors, both in their pre-licensed and licensed roles. This course is appropriate for mental health providers in all states, though individual state continuing education requirements vary. Social workers participating in this course will receive 7 continuing education clock hours.

CE Hours - 7 


Upon completion, participants are expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the origins of CPT and its theoretical influences
  2. Describe how the research supports use of this model
  3. Identify when CPT is appropriate or contraindicated
  4. Develop a case conceptualization utilizing CPT
  5. Describe the therapeutic model
  6. Identify and describe different assignments and worksheets used in session and for homework
  7. Articulate how to address nonadherence with clients
  8. Describe different homework assignments and their importance


Therapist Development Center, Provider #1449, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Therapist Development Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/30/2018 to 05/30/2021. 

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