Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy is an evidence based and effective therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is used in the Veterans Affairs Administration to treat Veterans as a first line treatment for PTSD. CPT has been used successfully to treat PTSD from many traumatic events including combat, sexual assault and rape. You can learn more about CPT by reviewing the VA website. Click below.
You may notice that aspects of CPT will find their way into the other forms of CBT that I provide. I believe that much of the depression, anxiety and other symptoms we suffer from are from our past traumas. "Trauma", in this view, is not limited to PTSD related "Criterion "A" events" such as combat, assault, rape or those type of experiences. Trauma, for me, includes incidents that change our view of ourselves, others and the world which we avoid remembering because they continue to carry profound discomfort, negative thoughts and behaviors. These are events that may show up on an Adverse Childhood Experience inventory (ACE). Click here to review the CDC's exploration on ACE affects on adult health and well being.