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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that is primarily used as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While it is primarily used for PTSD, it can also be applied to individuals with other trauma-related conditions or symptoms.

How Does Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Work?

Developed by Dr. Patricia Resick and her colleagues. this therapy aims to help individuals understand and challenge unhelpful or distorted thought patterns related to their trauma, ultimately leading to a reduction in PTSD symptoms. 

What Is Cognitive Processing Therapy Used For?

CPT is flexible and can be adapted to address various types of trauma, including experiences like combat, physical/sexual assault, sudden loss of a loved one, and more.

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