Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is primarily used to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which can arise from experiences such as physical or sexual assault, combat, or accidents. CPT helps individuals challenge and modify negative beliefs related to their trauma, enabling them to reduce the emotional impact and symptoms of PTSD. The therapy typically consists of 12 sessions and can be conducted individually or in groups. It focuses on understanding the trauma, identifying unhelpful thoughts or “stuck points,” and learning skills to challenge these thoughts. CPT may also be helpful for depression or anxiety connected to traumatic experiences.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) offers several benefits to individuals struggling with symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related issues:
In summary, CPT can be an empowering and transformative therapy for individuals dealing with the effects of trauma, helping them regain control over their thoughts, emotions, and lives.