Cognitive-behavioral therapies are recommended for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) according to clinical practice guidelines. One of these treatments, cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a treatment that has been shown to be effective at treating PTSD from a variety of traumatic events. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented an initiative to disseminate CPT as part of a broad effort to make evidenced-based psychotherapies widely available throughout the VA healthcare system. This article provides an overview of CPT and reports on evaluation results from the VA CPT dissemination initiative.
Volume 49 Number 5, 2012
Pages 667 — 678
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