Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
ABOUT COGNITIVE PROCESSING THERAPY (CPT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to a type of trauma-focused and cognitive behavioral (CBT) psychotherapy that help people recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions/events such as child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters. CPT teaches you how to evaluate and change the upsetting thoughts you have had since your trauma, to improve the way you feel.
Over the next several sessions, we will talk about any negative or unhelpful thoughts you have been having about the trauma, and we will work together to consider other ways of thinking about the situation. You will use worksheets in session and at home that help you learn this strategy. CPT can also include writing about the details of your trauma, if we decide this is right for you.