Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A Comprehensive Manual – 1 Edition

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01NCJ7LV1
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Guilford Press; 1st edition (December 1, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 1, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5803 KB
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 312 pages
(37 customer reviews)

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The culmination of more than 25 years of clinical work and research, this is the authoritative presentation of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Written by the treatment’s developers, the book includes session-by-session guidelines for implementation, complete with extensive sample dialogues and 40 reproducible client handouts. It explains the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of CPT and discusses how to adapt the approach for specific populations, such as combat veterans, sexual assault survivors, and culturally diverse clients. The large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day use. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.CPT is endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.

37 reviews for Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A Comprehensive Manual – 1 Edition

  1. Wolfen

    Excellent manual for the clinician

    This is the civilian version of their manual for the VA clinicians to use with their clients who suffer from PTSD. This is a manual for clinicians use. This book has all of the clinical trial references and documentation in the first couple chapters and it is impressive. As a psychotherapist I have begun to use this manual with my clients and am experiencing good results so far. I am looking forward to using all of the resources in this manual with all of my clients who suffer from PTSD. I can also see how CPT would be useful for Acute Stress Disorder as well. Maybe even depression.

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  2. Jessica

    It is a good manual. It would be nice if the assignments ...

    It is a good manual. It would be nice if the assignments and sheets to be handed to patients were on an actual website so I wouldn’t have to copy it from the book. There is a website for training that has some of the handouts but not a lot and it’s focused on a different type of CPT.

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  3. Becky R

    Great updates!

    As a therapist who has been using CPT prior to this update, I’m thrilled to see some of these revisions and new handouts on stuck points, the star model of trust, responsibility versus blame, etc. it’s a great investment for therapists and this treatment has been a game-changer for my clients. Definitely recommend.

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  4. Jeannine Vegh

    An outstanding book and training by Dr. Chard

    I bought this book, not knowing it would come with my very expensive training that I took with Dr. Chard. Keep that in my fellow trainee’s. The book is very important if you take the training, especially for the first session dialogue. I have mine all marked up and the pages are clipped with flags. Dr. Chard is an excellent speaker. In Ohio, be forewarned. If you take it through a psychological association you won’t get the CEU’s if you are a Master’s Level. This is due to the politics in this state. I tried to fight it but the psych association refused to return calls or emails and that was several months ago.

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  5. JS

    Easy to follow, excellent manual

    This is a great book for learning CPT. I’m already well versed in CBT, which is similar, so it was easy to follow along and learn CPT. Many of the tools have works really well for my patients, I would highly recommend this as a great supplement for any other CPT course you are taking.

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  6. Ryn0Cer0s

    The latest update for a great therapy for PTSD.

    I love using CPT for PTSD. This manual is, of course, for properly trained clinicians, not a lay person. The elimination of the written account in this, newer, version makes it even better. I have seen dramatic results in symptom reduction in my clients.

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  7. Jenn Reaves

    Best session by session guide for clinicians

    This manual breaks down CPT session by session and comes with handouts easily shared with clients. I used it for virtual sessions and loved the electronic version of handouts that I could share screen with clients. Perfect step by step guide for clinicians!

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  8. Ted


    Best manual with clear & detailed clinical interventions. CPT has been extremely effective for my clients with PTSD.

    Helpful? 4 0
  9. Jesse

    Five Stars

    Definitely get this if you are a clinician

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  10. dan

    Well done!

    Well written, with great examples, samples and worksheets — Clearly these folks worked hard on this book.

    Helpful? 3 0
  11. TaShara

    Love this book and this theory

    Both this book and this theory really speak so well to the needs of my client. Without the blame through incidental verbiage that can be present in some theory, CPT allows processing as well as progress.

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  12. K Porter


    Great addition to my clinical practice!

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  13. Scott

    I don't know if a new edition was needed

    having bought and read the new one. I’m not sure there was enough updated to warrant needing the new edition. It’s a great book but really my first edition has almost everything. I suppose it’s worth it to have the larger handouts. Though the handouts are available online or in the smartphone app. I do like CPT a lot though. It’s worth buying if you don’t have the first edition already.

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  14. Jeremiah French

    Great book

    Great book

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  15. Countryjim

    Fast shipping


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  16. Callista Shrum

    Good for counseling

    Very pleased with this book. Gave me another resource for the work I do.

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  17. Patricia F.

    Great book

    Great book that is excellent with the training

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  18. Cami

    Great Workbook

    This workbook was recommended to me by a coworker who swears by it. I haven’t really had a chance to go through it as much as I’d like, but I do know that it appears to be a good one. I plan on using it with my residents/clients.

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  19. TT

    comprehensive and evidence based

    A thorough guide though very repetitive and wordy. I would have preferred a condensed version with fewer confusing references to a multitude of handouts. Overall well documented and supported regardless. An appendum with the -SA add-one would have been ideal.

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  20. kelly

    great book!

    I use this all the time in my CPT groups for Veterans.

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  21. Megan


    Received as described and quickly. Very satisfied with this purchase.

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  22. Jim

    Excellent manual

    This is a wonderful manual to teach clinicians how to practice CPT. Is there anywhere we can get the handouts for this book?

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  23. Lucian Stamps


    Great read. Useful for building a therapeutic library and treatment resources.

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  24. kimbego


    Good condition

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  25. skittles

    Excellent skills

    As a therapist, this has been an immensely helpful tool for treatment of ptsd. It teaches people they do not have to have ptsd forever, it is treatable. I highly recommend finding a therapist rostered through the CPT site for treatment.

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  26. Peter


    Excellent framework and resources

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  27. mjohnson

    Wonderful approach to treating trauma

    Awesome addition to my trauma work resources.

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  29. S. Bright

    CPT Works

    I am using this book for a class. I have found it very detailed for the clinician. I do wonder when we will dispense with paper and pencil and utilize an app for this therapy. It would seem important for PTSD, especially males?

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  30. Feeling Calm

    Five Stars

    Clear rationale and guidelines for CPT – Great work!

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  31. inlori Customer

    A great alternative to other PTSD models

    The only book you need for this protocol, manualised- so it explains every step of the way. CPT offers an explanatory model which is user friendly for both patients and therapists alike. Handouts are great and the web link to a PDF version is a bonus.

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  32. Etcayla

    Five Stars

    Quick delivery. used as a text in a counseling class

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  33. Colleen

    Fantastic resource for clinicians

    Fantastic resource for clinicians! Easy-to-follow guide with great worksheets and exercises. Would recommend for any clinician working with trauma.

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  34. Sunninotinwa

    Four Stars


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  35. inlori Customer

    Buena opción

    Excelente libro, te apoya en la sesiónes para mejorar la calidad de vida de nosotros los seres humanos cuando atrevemos por momento difíciles

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  36. Janel

    Excellent book!

    Very highly recommend this book for understanding and treating PTSD!

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  37. Thekatsar

    Five Stars

    Needed this for work.

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