Evidence Based Therapy for PTSD: Cognitive Processing Therapy Virtual Workshop January 12, 2021
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 a 4-day virtual workshop and weekly group consultation for the subsequent 6 months to workshop participants. The first day of the workshop will consist of training in military culture, co-occurring substance use disorders, and assessment of PTSD. Participants are expected to do role-plays in class to practice CPT techniques, and must attend all 4 days of the virtual training.
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 psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed mental health counselors.
- 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
- Explain the necessary components to providing CPT using telehealth.
- Use Strong Star’s online portal of CPT handouts, tutorials, and resources to support delivery of CPT to patients.
Speakers for the 4 days: Louis Chow, PhD and Lauren Richards-Donegan, PhD
DAY 1 Tuesday 10am-4:00pm
10:00-10:15 Welcome and Introductions
10:15-11:00 Overview of Military Culture
11:15-12:00 Review of PTSD Assessment
1:00-1:30 PTSD and comorbid substance use disorder
1:30-2:45 CPT Overview
2:45-3:00 Break (complete Surveys)
3:00-4:00 Symptoms of PTSD and Theory Underlying CPT
Pretreatment and Recommended Assessment
DAY 2 Wednesday 10am-4:00pm
10:00-11:00 Session 1
11:00-12:15 Session 1 (continued)
1) Structuring Sessions
2) Symptoms and Rationale
3) Types of Emotions (natural and manufactured)
4) Selecting Index Trauma
5) Stuck Points Handout
6) Overview of Treatment
7) Assign the Impact Statement
1:15-2:45 Session 2
1) Read and Process the Impact Statement
2) Introduce the ABC Worksheet
1) Review ABC Worksheets
2) Introduction to Socratic questioning
3) Role-Play re: ABC Worksheets
4) Reassign ABC Worksheets
3:00-4:00 Session 4
1) Review ABC Worksheets
2)Principles of Socratic Dialogue
DAY 3 Thursday 10:00-3:45
10:00-11:15 Principles of Socratic Dialogue Cont’d
Role play socratic dialogue
11:15-12:30 Session 4 continued
1) Assign Challenging Questions Worksheet
1) Review Challenging Questions Worksheet (CQW)
2) Role-Play re: CQW
1:30-2:45 Assign Patterns of Problematic Thinking Worksheet
1) Review Patterns of Problematic Thinking Worksheet
2) Assign Challenging Beliefs Worksheets (CBW)
3:00-4:00 Session 7
1) Review CBW
2) Introduce Safety Module
3) Assign CBW and Safety Module
DAY 4 Friday 10-4:00
10:00-11:30 Final 5 Sessions
Session 8: Safety
Session 9: Trust
Session 10: Power and Control
1) New assignments to give and receive compliments and schedule pleasant events
Session 11: Esteem
2) Final Impact Statement
3) Review and Goals
11:30-12:00 Consultation Expectations/Strong Star
1:00-2:00 CPTA with Written Accounts (CPT+A)
2) Factors that influence the choice
3) Rationale for trauma processing
4) Session differences
2:15-4:00 Material Review
- 18.75 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 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 18.75 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 18.75 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.
- 18.75 LMHC
MaMHCA, and its agent, MMCEP has been designated by the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions to approve sponsors of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for licensure renewal, in accordance with the requirements of 262 CMR 18.75.
This program has been approved for 18.75 CE credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors MaMHCA.
Authorization number: PENDING
- 18.75 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 18.75 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 D 90169-1
- 18.75 Participation
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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.
- 18.75 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 18.75 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
Susan E. Sprich, PhD, psychologist reviewerLouis Chow, PhD
Lauren Richards-Donegan, PhD
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Susan Sprich, PhD
Royalties (Co-Author): Oxford University Press
Royalties (Co-Edited Book): Springer
Honoraria (Associate Editor): Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
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