Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy and has been proven to in reduce symptoms of PTSD or negative impacts from experiencing a traumatic event.
CPT is manualized, meaning it is delivered in a 'dosed' way, through 12 sessions. CPT will work to help you challenge and modify your unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma. In doing so, along with the additional skills taught through CPT, it helps you to create a shifted understanding and conceptualization of the traumatic event so that it reduces its ongoing negative effects and symptoms present day. The primary focus of the treatment will be on inaccurate blame of self or others for what happened, safety, trust, power/control, esteem, and intimacy as these are often the areas that have been significantly affected by the traumatic event.