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Kathleen M. Chard, PhD



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.

Kathleen M. Chard, PhD

Cincinnati VA Medical Center


Dr. Kathleen M. Chard is the Director of the Trauma Recovery Center at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati.

As the VA CPT Implementation Director, Dr. Chard oversees the dissemination of Cognitive Processing Therapy to VA clinicians across the United States. She is the author of the CPT for Sexual Abuse treatment manual and is co-author of the Cognitive Processing Therapy: Military Version manual.

Dr. Chard has trained clinicians throughout the VA, DoD, and public sector on using CPT with Veterans and active duty personnel in individual and group formats. She is an active researcher and she has conducted several funded studies on the treatment and etiology of PTSD.

Currently Dr. Chard is exploring the efficacy of CPT with Veterans with PTSD and comorbid traumatic brain injury.

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