cognitive processing therapy


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cognitive processing therapy

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CPT

A treatment for victims of sexual assault who have post-traumatic stress disorder. The victim is taught to identify how his or her attitudes and beliefs before the sexual assault (e.g., of safety or invulnerability) have changed because of the assault, and how the dissonance between the victim's former world and the present one creates fear, anxiety, depression, and avoidance. The victim next writes a detailed account of the sexual assault and, through repeated rereading of the event aloud to others and while alone, learns to desensitize herself or himself to the psychological impact of the assault.
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Cognitive processing therapy for incarcerated adolescents with PTSD.
Abbreviations: BDI-II = Beck Depression Inventory-II, CBW = Challenging Beliefs Worksheet, CPT = cognitive processing therapy, CPT-C = CPT-Cognitive Only, CPT-SA = CPT-Sexual Assault, CQW = Challenging Questions Worksheet, DOD = Department of Defense, DSM-IV = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition, EBP = evidence-based psychotherapy, ITT = intent-to-treat, MA = minimal attention, OEF = Operation Enduring Freedom, OIF = Operation Iraqi Freedom, PCL = Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist, PE = prolonged exposure, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, RCT = randomized controlled trial, T1 = initial survey, T2 = follow-up survey, TBI = traumatic brain injury, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, WA = written account.
Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) combines elements of the exposure and cognitive therapy approaches.
Cognitive processing therapy, developed by Patricia Resick, Ph.
The guidelines were presented at last year's ISTSS annual meeting and formally published in November 2008, and recommend prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, stress inoculation training, other forms of cognitive therapy, EMDR, and medication.
Louis, discussed the results of a trial in which 171 patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to sexual assault were randomized to receive 13 hours of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) or prolonged exposure, or were assigned to a waiting list.
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