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CPT Learning Community

Training Overview

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a 12-session cognitive behavioral treatment for PTSD that can be personalized to include fewer or additional sessions. Through CPT, patients learn about symptoms of PTSD and the connection between trauma-based thoughts and feelings. CPT clinicians engage patients to recognize unhelpful thoughts (referred to as “stuck points”) about their traumatic experiences and about themselves and others.

Foundational Workshop: Begin your training with a 2-day live, virtual workshop focused on essential CPT skills and delivery of the protocol.

Weekly Consultation: Receive up to 8 months of virtual consultation with a CPT expert as you work with real-world clients and start using your new skills.

Provider Portal: Enjoy complimentary 1-year access to our Provider Portal, featuring advanced training webinars, therapy demonstrations, and implementation resources to enhance your learning journey.

Workshop Details Coming Soon

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, eligible providers will have a reduced cost of $350 per clinician.

Cancellation, Substitutions, and Refunds

Registration fees, minus a $50 service charge, will be refunded to participants who send a written cancellation via email to postmarked no less than 15 days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter. A colleague may be substituted for no extra charge if STRONG STAR Training Initiative is notified at least two business days before the training. Alternative, you may choose to reschedule to a future Learning Community with no additional cost.

Continuing Education

Attendees are eligible to receive Continuing Education (CE) Credits for participating in the workshop. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA continuing education credits have historically been recognized by most professional state licensing boards. Please check with your licensing board for verification.

To obtain CE Credits, attendees must sign in at the start of the course and sign out after its conclusion. Inquiries regarding CE may be directed via email to

Detailed Course Information Coming Soon

Prerequisite Webinar

Prior to applying for this Learning Community, you must complete the webinar on  PTSD Clinical Assessment and Ethical Engagement. You will be asked to upload your CE Certificate as a part of the application.

You may complete this webinar on-demand or attend a live webinar.

Visit our Webinar Page here to find the on-demand recording and live webinar schedule.

Pre-Workshop Assignments

After you are accepted to the Learning Community, you will be asked to complete the following assignments before the workshop:

  • Read Chapter 1-5 of the CPT Manual

Purchase of the Cognitive Processing Therapy Treatment Manual is a necessary supplement to the training. The CPT manual is available online at Guilford, Amazon, or other book sellers.

Authors: Patricia Resick, Candice Monson, and Kathleen Chard

ISBN-13: 978-1462528646

ISBN-10: 1462528643

This is an inspiring story featuring a journalist going through CPT with Dr. Debra Kaysen for a sexual assault that happened during her childhood.  The 60-minute story includes clips from the therapy and a chronical of her experience of therapy. The journalist chronicles her recovery from PTSD.  

  • Read The 2022 Article on Clinician Concerns about CPT

You can access it for free HERE.

Recommended Resource

Flexible Applications of Cognitive Processing Therapy: Evidence-Based Treatment Methods 1st Edition

Authors: Tara Galovski PhD, Reginald D.V. Nixon BA M.Psych PhD, Debra Kaysen MA PhD

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0128167157

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0128167151

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