Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Groups: Your Guide to Using The Most Effective Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD in Group Sessions
Advanced Training in Cognitive Processing Therapy: The Official Level II Training for Managing Complex Trauma & Related Conditions
Although both strategies aim to assist individuals in recovering from trauma, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) each provide distinct routes towards healing and resolution. This printable resource will help your clients understand the distinctive approaches to trauma treatment to better understand a path forward.


Explore the core principles and techniques of CPT as well as its efficacy and benefits, specifically for clinicians as they guide their clients on a transformative trauma recovery journey.


Dr. Kate Chard, a co-developer of CPT, walks you step-by-step through exactly what you need to know to make CPT therapy successful with your clients from start to finish.


Kathleen M. Chard, PhD, 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.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathleen Chard has employment relationships with CPT Training Institute, the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. She receives royalties as a published author. She has a research activity that is grant funded through Health Services Research and Development Service, PESI Foundation, IAA with USAMMDA and CVAMC. Kathleen Chard receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Kathleen Chard is an ad hoc reviewer for several peer review journals, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc. She is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.