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College of Social Work

Cognitive Processing Therapy Two-Day Provider Training


Dates: Feb. 24-25, 2020 
Times: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day
Location: Cooper River Room - 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

This is a highly sought-after training that will teach mental health providers step-by-step how to conduct Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with their most challenging trauma clients. CPT is a short term evidenced based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions that has been endorsed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense, The International Society of Traumatic Stress, and the U.K. National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.

The purpose of this training is to teach participants to conduct the CPT protocols for PTSD. The workshop begins with a description of DSM-5 symptoms followed by a functional description of why some people do not recover from trauma and why comorbid symptoms develop along with their PTSD. Cognitive and biological theories will be introduced to describe why cognitive therapy reduces PTSD symptoms. Following a review of research on CPT, the participants will learn to conduct the 12-session therapy, session by session along with a variable-length version of the protocol. 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 two-day training includes many videotaped examples of the therapy as well as opportunities to practice skills and work with the worksheets that are part of the therapy. Content level is intermediate.

Earn 14 NASW approved CEU credits. Learn more and register at

NASW members: Use code NASWSC when you register online and receive $25 off.*

*Valid through Jan. 31, 2020 only for single registration - Other restrictions may apply*

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