DIAGNOSIS: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

TREATMENT: Cognitive Processing Group Therapy For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


  • Basic premise: Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a trauma-focused and evidence-based cognitive therapy for people who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CPT focuses on the question of why the trauma occurred as well as on the effects of the trauma on the clients' beliefs about themselves, others, and the world. This treatment starts from the premise that changing the content of cognitions about a trauma will impact behavioral and emotional responses to the trauma.



Cognitive Processing Therapy. (Resick, P. A., Monson, C. M., & Chard, K. M. )

Cognitive Processing Therapy. (Resick, P. A., Monson, C. M., & Chard, K. M. )

Cognitive processing therapy veteran/military version. (Resick, P. A., Monson, C. M., Chard, K. M., & Resick, C. M. )

Cognitive processing therapy for PTSD: A comprehensive manual. (Resick, P. A., Monson, C. M., & Chard, K. M.)

Cognitive processing therapy for rape victims: A treatment manual. (Resick, P. A., & Schnicke, M. K. )

Cognitive processing therapy cognitive only group version: Democratic republic of Congo. (Kaysen, D. L., Griffiths, S., Rogers, C., San, D., & Va, M. )

Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung: Ein Manual zur Cognitive Processing Therapy (König, J., Resick, P. A., Karl, R., & Rosner, R. )


Mental health worksheets. (Knowles, A. )

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (Psychology Tools. )

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Worksheets. (TherapyByPro.)

OxCADAT ResourcesResources for cognitive therapy for PTSD, social anxiety disorder and panic disorder. (OxCADAT Resources)

Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in special populations: A cognitive restructuring program. (Mueser, K. T., Rosenberg, S. D. & Rosenberg, H. J. )

Cognitive processing therapy for rape victims: A treatment manual. (Resick, P. A., & Schnicke, M. K. )

The PTSD workbook, 3rd edition: Simple, effective techniques for overcoming traumatic stress symptoms. (Williams, M. B., & Poijula, S. )

Handbook of Posttraumatic Stress: Psychosocial, Cultural, and Biological Perspectives. (Ricciardelli, R., Bornstein, S., Hall, A., & Carleton, R. N. )

The post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook, revised and expanded second edition: A guide to healing, recovery, and growth (2nd ed.). (Schiraldi, G. R. )

CPT PATIENT WORKBOOK. (Resick, P. A., Monson, C. M., & Chard, K. M. )


Group delivery of exposure, cognitive, and behavioral PTSD interventions in a 16 week protocol. (APA Division 56-Trauma Psychology )

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program )

Dr. Patricia Resick on cognitive processing therapy: A gold standard treatment for PTSD. (TherapyShow )

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500 free printable workbooks & manuals for therapists (Jewell, C. )

Group cognitive processing therapy for adults with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or mood disorders: A review of clinical effectiveness and guidelines. (Chen, S., & Spry, C. )

23 post traumatic growth worksheets for therapy (Nash, J. )

Group PTSD treatment - cognitive processing therapy (Aspire Counseling.)

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Jasbi, M., Sadeghi Bahmani, D., Karami, G., Omidbeygi, M., Peyravi, M., Panahi, A., … & Brand, S. (2018). Influence of adjuvant mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans–results from a randomized control study. Cognitive behaviour therapy47(5), 431-446.

Resick, P. A., Wachen, J. S., Dondanville, K. A., Pruiksma, K. E., Yarvis, J. S., Peterson, A. L., Mintz, J., and the STRONG STAR Consortium, Borah, E. V., Brundige, A., Hembree, E. A., Litz, B. T., Roache, J. D., & Young-McCaughan, S. (2017). Effect of Group vs Individual Cognitive Processing Therapy in Active-Duty Military Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry, 74(1), 28–36.

Resick, P. A., Wachen, J. S., Mintz, J., Young-McCaughan, S., Roache, J. D., Borah, A. M., Borah, E. V., Dondanville, K. A., Hembree, E. A., Litz, B. T., & Peterson, A. L. (2015). A randomized clinical trial of group cognitive processing therapy compared with group present-centered therapy for PTSD among active duty military personnel. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(6), 1058–1068.