Cognitive Processing Therapy
CPT is a well researched and highly effective form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), used specifically for PTSD. It was developed by Patricia Resick in the late 1980’s. If a traumatic event (vehicle accident, assault, war, near death experience) is left unprocessed, it can result in a constant state of fear, anxiety or PTSD. These symptoms are based on new beliefs about the world such as ‘the world is unsafe’ or ‘bad things only happen to bad people, so I must be bad’.