Seminar Detail

2-Day Intensive Training: Cognitive Processing Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach to Treat PTSD and Related Conditions
Where:
SILVER SPRING, MD
When:
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - Friday, March 13, 2020
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$499.99
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$439.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
$60.00
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Location

SHERATON SILVER SPRING
8777 GEORGIA AVE
SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
Phone:  (301) 589-0800
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Course Description:

Endorsed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense , the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as best practice for the treatment of PTSD, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based approach to treating trauma that helps clients:
  • Understand why recovery from traumatic events is difficult and how symptoms affect daily life
  • Reduce distress related to memories of the trauma
  • Decrease emotional numbing and avoidance of trauma reminders
  • Improve day-to-day living by decreasing depression, anxiety, guilt or shame
Presented by CPT co-developer Dr. Kathleen Chard, this 2-day intensive training will encompass every step of this highly structured, 12-session cognitive treatment approach from start to finish, complete with opportunities to practice, ask questions, and receive constructive feedback from both your peers and Dr. Chard herself.

Designed to prepare you to use CPT right away, this training will equip you with session-by-session instructions, scripts, worksheets, and handouts to help move your clients from suffering and despair to hope and healing. You’ll learn:
  • The who, when and how of CPT
  • Powerful cognitive restructuring skills to help clients overcome ways of thinking that keep them “stuck”
  • Effective ways to utilize structure and consistency to help clients become their own CPT therapist
  • How to help clients release themselves from shame, guilt and blame about the trauma
  • And more!
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Objectives:

  1. Examine the empirical evidence supporting the use of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and related conditions.
  2. Employ the 12-session CPT treatment protocol in its entirety, including assessments, handouts, scripts, and homework assignments.
  3. Utilize clinical strategies and evidence-based assessments to identify traumatic events and potential co-morbid conditions.
  4. Utilize psychoeducation to help clients understand the impact of trauma, normalize their experience, and identify areas where they are “stuck”.
  5. Assess for and challenge the client’s assimilated beliefs related to the traumatic event.
  6. Differentiate between the client’s thoughts and feelings versus facts regarding the traumatic event.
  7. Distinguish among the 5 themes of trauma; determine which are most prevalent for the client.
  8. Evaluate the client’s progress at the mid-point of CBT treatment using evidence-based assessments.
  9. Implement clinical strategies to help the client identify maladaptive coping skills.
  10. Construct a comprehensive CPT aftercare plan for the client to follow once treatment has ended.
  11. Integrate specific therapeutic strategies to address client resistance, non-adherence, or lack of progress in CPT treatment.
  12. Develop CPT skills to apply to special client populations including sexual abuse survivors and those with brain injuries, low intelligence, and/or dementia.
OUTLINE

WHAT IS COGNITIVE PROCESSING THERAPY (CPT)?
  • The evolution of the approach – and why that matters today
  • CPT and CPT+A
  • Empirical evidence supporting CPT
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
  • Structure: Review, Content, Check in, Assignment
TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS: SETTING THE STAGE CLINICALLY
  • The who, when and how of CPT
  • How to gather trauma history to identify the index event
  • Assessment: PCL-5 and PHQ-9, co-morbidities and risk of harm
  • Family involvement considerations
  • Discerning between assimilated and overaccommodated beliefs
  • Balancing structure with ongoing case conceptualization and flexibility
ARE YOU READY TO DELIVER CPT?
  • Core competencies of the CPT therapist
  • Common areas of therapist uncertainty: client readiness, using a manualized approach and more
  • CPT errors most clinicians make (and what to do about them)
SESSION 1: OVERVIEW OF PTSD AND CPT
  • Explaining PTSD symptom clusters (and how they interact) in an understandable way
  • PTSD as a problem of non-recovery; why people get “stuck”
  • Cognitive theory within the context of trauma
  • How CPT will help clients move forward
  • ”Stuck Points” and the Impact Statement
SESSIONS 2 & 3: CONNECTING EVENTS, THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS
  • What are “Stuck Points” and how do I identify them?
  • Introduction of trauma-related ABC model
  • Identification and labeling of emotions (accurately)
  • Differentiating between thoughts, feelings and facts
  • ”I think” v. “I feel”
  • Listening for logic, proportion and patterns
  • Challenging assimilated cognitions
SESSIONS 4 & 5: PROCESSING THE TRAUMATIC EVENT
  • A deeper dive into assimilated beliefs
  • Differentiating among intention, responsibility and the unforeseeable
  • 80/20 rule for clarifying v. examining evidence
  • Getting to the feelings under the thoughts/assumptions
  • Introduction of “Challenging Questions” worksheet
  • Identification of patterns of problematic thinking
SESSIONS 6 & 7: LEARNING TO SELF-CHALLENGE
  • Conduct treatment midpoint assessments
  • What to do if progress is minimal at this point
  • Introduction of Challenging Beliefs worksheet
  • 5 themes of trauma – safety, trust, power/control, esteem and intimacy
SESSIONS 8, 9 & 10: SAFETY, TRUST AND POWER/CONTROL
  • Safety: Addressing generalized fears and safety obsessions; exploring probability and likelihood
  • Trust beliefs related to self v. others
  • Examining the continuum of power and control
  • Possible resolutions to negative beliefs about trust, power and control
SESSIONS 10, 11, 12 & AFTERCARE: ESTEEM, INTIMACY AND FACING THE FUTURE
  • Examining beliefs about self-worth and capabilities
  • Challenging overgeneralizations about groups of people based on the trauma
  • Self-intimacy and intimacy with others
  • Addressing maladaptive attempts to self-soothe
  • Comparing the original impact statement with the new one
  • Review of treatment, goals for the future, aftercare planning
CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • Nonadherence to treatment: do’s and don’ts
  • Variations on CPT
  • CPT in a group setting, specifically for sexual abuse
  • Issues in working with different types of trauma
  • Trauma among clients with brain injuries, low intelligence, or aging/dementia
  • PTSD complicated by grief
  • Trauma in adolescence; its effects on other developmental periods
  • Diversity and cross-cultural adaptations
Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Addictions Professionals
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

KATHLEEN M CHARD, PH.D.

Kathleen M. Chard, Ph.D., is a co-developer of CPT and director of the Trauma Recovery Center at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Serving as the VA CPT Implementation Director, Dr. Chard oversees the dissemination of CPT to mental health clinicians across the United States. She is the co-author of Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A Comprehensive Model (The Guilford Press, 2017) and author of CPT for Sexual Abuse Treatment Manual (2012). A sought-after speaker, Dr. Chard has personally trained over 5,000 clinicians throughout the United States on using CPT with veterans, active duty personnel, and civilians in addition to overseeing the training of tens of thousands of others via the trainers she supervises. She is co-chair of a 17-site study comparing CPT to Prolonged Exposure in US veterans in addition to conducting a $6 million-dollar Department of Defense study on the assessment of PTSD. She served as a past editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress and is currently a professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
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District of Columbia Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Maryland Counselors: CE credit is available. This course is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction for Maryland Counselors. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board. This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Virginia Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

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Maryland Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Maryland Psychologists.
Pursuant to COMAR 10.36.02, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This program is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Virginia Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists.
The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
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