Evidence Based Therapy for PTSD: Cognitive Processing Therapy

Home Base will be offering a training opportunity for mental health clinicians, licensed in Massachusetts, interested in learning and implementing Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). CPT is an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for PTSD. The training program will include weekly group consultation for the subsequent 6 months to workshop participants.

Consultation consists of a weekly, 1 hour group call led by two Home Base CPT trained therapists to support newly trained clinicians in implementing the CPT treatment protocol in clinical practice. Research demonstrates that consultation is strongly correlated with implementation in clinical practice.

Target Audience

This program is intended for

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed mental health counselors

The instruction level for this activity is: Advanced 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the unique aspects of military culture and how they affect veteran mental health
  2. Demonstrate ability to engage a veteran or service member about the impact of the deployment cycle on mental health
  3. Discuss recommended structured interview-based PTSD assessments to determine clients appropriate for CPT
  4. Discuss how to define a trauma and what constitutes a criterion A traumatic event
  5. Explain self-report PTSD assessment tools to monitor treatment outcomes
  6. Describe the inclusion and exclusion criteria for CPT
  7. Describe symptoms of PTSD through the lens of CPT theory
  8. Explain the evidence base that supports the use of CPT in treating PTSD and its common comorbidities
  9. List pre-treatment barriers to engagement and strategies to overcome them
  10. Describe the differences between CPT and CPT+A
  11. Use the session-by-session CPT protocol
  12. Explain how to utilize Socratic Questioning to identify problematic beliefs about trauma
  13. Recite the definition of stuck points and name examples that are common in PTSD
  14. List the five themes explored in CPT
  15. Identify common challenges to implementing CPT and strategies for overcoming them
  16. Describe treatment-interfering behaviors to improve the efficacy of CPT
  17. Describe consultation requirements and process of participating in consultation

The instructional level for this activity is: Advanced

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 41.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 41.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 41.25 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 41.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 41.25 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 41.25 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number

  • 41.25 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 41.25 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 41.25 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Course opens: 
09/01/2020
Course expires: 
11/30/2020
Rating: 
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Session 1

Learning Basic Skills of Motivational Interviewing:
Paula K. Rauch, MD
John M. Rodolico, PhD

Key Points:

  • Define Motivational Interviewing
  • Explain why is it important to use Motivational Interviewing in a National Guard and USAR setting
  • Describe the spirit of Motivational Interviewing and what it entails
   
Session 2

What Makes Motivational Interviewing Unique:
Paula K. Rauch, MD
John M. Rodolico, PhD

Key Points:

  • List the basic core skills used in Motivational Interviewing
  • Recognize successful reflective listening approaches
  • Explain how to elicit Change Talk
   

Session 3

Making a Plan for Change:
Paula K. Rauch, MD
John M. Rodolico, PhD

Key Points:

  • Review how to respond to sustain talk and discord
  • List strategies to elicit change talk
  • Describe how to effectively develop a change plan
   

Session 4

Putting it all Together: The Case of Carl:
John M. Rodolico, PhD
Paula K. Rauch, MD
Cally Lilley, PMHCNS-BC

Key Points:

  • Define the levels of a change conversation
  • Describe commitment language
  • Review how Motivational Interviewing differs from other therapies
   

 

 

Available Credit

  • 41.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 41.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 41.25 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 41.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 41.25 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 41.25 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number

  • 41.25 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 41.25 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 41.25 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

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