The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to cognitive processing therapy (CPT) protocols for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The workshop begins with a functional description of why some people do not recover from trauma and why comorbid symptoms develop along with their PTSD. Cognitive theory will be introduced to describe why cognitive therapy reduces PTSD symptoms. Participants will learn first about the standard 12-session therapy, session by session along with a variable-length version of the protocol as well as telehealth. Cross cultural adaptations will be described. CPT is a very systematic approach to treating PTSD in which participants learn to think about their traumatic events differently and learn the skill of more balanced thinking generally. This workshop includes videotaped examples of the therapy.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe a functional model of PTSD
- Demonstrate the difference between assimilation, accommodation and over-accommodation
- Identify the stuck points of clients with PTSD
- Describe an overview of CPT and the progression through the worksheets for patients to build skills to examine and change their dysfunctional thoughts about their traumatic events
- Recognize how Socratic questioning with PTSD is implemented
- Describe several cross-cultural adaptations
Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.
This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Continuing Education Information
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association, Office of Professional Development, to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 3 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals.
Refund and Attendance Policy
The seminars mentioned above are Free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Employees and Trainees.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted for those who attend the entire lecture.