Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for trauma and PTSD
Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) was originally created to assist women who had been raped to process their trauma. It was so successful that its use has now spread to many other traumas. CPT, at its heart, is a combination of information processing concepts, adapted cognitive therapy and exposure.
CPT assists trauma clients to:
a) Understand the interconnectedness of thoughts and feelings.
b) Accept and integrate the trauma as an event that actually occurred.
c) Experience the full range of emotions connected to the trauma.
d) Recognise and challenge maladaptive beliefs.
e) Analyse how previous experiences and beliefs impacted reactions to the trauma, how these same experiences and beliefs were impacted by the trauma.
The course will be held on two days and will cover all the topics of the 12+ session CPT protocol:
- introduction and education
- the meaning of the event
- traumatic bereavement
- identifying thoughts and feelings
- remembering the event
- identifying stuck points
- challenging questions
- patterns of problematic thinking
- safety Issues
- trust issues
- power and control issues
- esteem issues
This training includes counsellor's treatment manual and client treatment workbook. It is a very interactive training.
Please contact us for an application package by calling us on 0118 989 2399 or 07834 470 248. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and our website is www.counsellingcentre.net.
About the host
Lucia Hall is a psychological therapist, traumatologist, university lecturer, trainer, communication coach, EMDR therapist, clinical hypnotherapist and supervisor. Lucia studied her MSc. in mental health at Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital and Kings College School of Medicine/ Institute of Psychiatry.