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.
This program is intended for
- Social workers
- Licensed mental health counselors
The instruction level for this activity is: Advanced
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Explain the unique aspects of military culture and how they affect veteran mental health
- Demonstrate ability to engage a veteran or service member about the impact of the deployment cycle on mental health
- Discuss recommended structured interview-based PTSD assessments to determine clients appropriate for CPT
- Discuss how to define a trauma and what constitutes a criterion A traumatic event
- Explain self-report PTSD assessment tools to monitor treatment outcomes
- Describe the inclusion and exclusion criteria for CPT
- Describe symptoms of PTSD through the lens of CPT theory
- Explain the evidence base that supports the use of CPT in treating PTSD and its common comorbidities
- List pre-treatment barriers to engagement and strategies to overcome them
- Describe the differences between CPT and CPT+A
- Use the session-by-session CPT protocol
- Explain how to utilize Socratic Questioning to identify problematic beliefs about trauma
- Recite the definition of stuck points and name examples that are common in PTSD
- List the five themes explored in CPT
- Identify common challenges to implementing CPT and strategies for overcoming them
- Describe treatment-interfering behaviors to improve the efficacy of CPT
- Describe consultation requirements and process of participating in consultation
The instructional level for this activity is: Advanced
Louis Chow, PhD
Lauren Richards-Donegan, PhD
- 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 Enduring 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.