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APA Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD - Segment 2: Cognitive Processing Therapy

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Length: 1 hour

Exam Items: 3

Cognitive processing therapy is a specific intervention developed within the cognitive behavioral theoretical orientation with an emphasis on identifying distorted thoughts about the trauma and generating more adaptive, alternative conclusions. A thorough overview and summary is provided regarding the basic components of the intervention and the evidence supporting the intervention.

Learning Objective 1
Describe the suitability of CPT for particular patient populations, including potential harms and burdens of treatment and patient values and preferences. 

Presenter: Candice M. Monson, PhD

Dr. Monson is Professor of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. She is one of the foremost experts on traumatic stress and the use of individual and conjoint therapies to treat PTSD. She has published extensively on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of PTSD treatments more generally. She has been funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Canadian Institutes of Health for her research on interpersonal factors in traumatization and individual- and conjoint-based interventions for PTSD. She is a Fellow of both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, and received the Canadian Psychological Association Traumatic Stress Section’s Trauma Psychologist of the Year Award in 2013 and the Sarwan Sahota Ryerson Distinguished Scholar Award for outstanding contribution to knowledge or artistic creativity in 2014.

 

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