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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A randomized clinical trial of cognitive processing therapy for veterans with PTSD related to military sexual trauma.
(65.) Resick PA, Wachen JS, Mintz J, et al.A randomized clinical trial of group cognitive processing therapy compared with group present-centered therapy for PTSD among active duty military personnel.
An evaluation of cognitive processing therapy for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder related to childhood sexual abuse, journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 965-971.
Manualized therapy for PTSD: Flexing the structure of cognitive processing therapy, journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 968-981.
Cognitive processing therapy versus supportive counseling for acute stress disorder following assault: A randomized pilot trial.
Cognitive processing therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in a residential treatment setting.
One of these treatments, cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a treatment that has been shown to be effective at treating PTSD from a variety of traumatic events.
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 for sexual assault victims.
Finally, our findings coincide with the dismantling study of Cognitive Processing Therapy by Resick et al.
Cognitive processing therapy, developed by Patricia Resick, Ph.D., of the VA's National Center for PTSD in Boston to treat civilian rape-related PTSD, encourages people with PTSD to examine the traumatic event and the mental health effects it has had on their lives.
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.
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