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Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies for PTSD

  • Date Created: 04/ 8/2009
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies for PTSD Author(s):

Candice Monson, PhD


This online course, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies for PTSD, outlines the components and empirical support for two evidence-based treatments: Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). An interactive learning tool and case examples with audio excerpts help further a provider's understanding of these treatments.

Goals and Objectives

  • Understand the theoretical underpinnings of CPT and PE
  • Describe the components of CPT and PE
  • Report the evidence for the use of these treatments for PTSD
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