About Us

Patricia Resick, Ph.DPatricia A. Resick, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Resick is Past President of both the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She began developing cognitive processing therapy (CPT) in 1988 and has been conducting research on its efficacy and effectiveness since then. In 2006 she initiated a program to disseminate CPT throughout the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She was also on two sub-workgroups for the DSM-5 and was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.


Kathleen Chard, Ph.DKathleen  M. Chard, Ph.D.

Director, PTSD and Anxiety Disorders Division Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Chard is the  VA CPT Implementation Director, overseeing the dissemination of CPT 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/Veteran Version manual. Dr. Chard is Co-Chair of a 17-site study comparing CPT to Prolonged Exposure in US Veterans and she is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress.


Candice Monson, Ph.DCandice M. Monson, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Monson conducted the first randomized controlled trial of CPT with U.S. Veterans, establishing its efficacy in treating PTSD and co-occurring mental health symptoms. She is also co-author of the Cognitive Processing Therapy: Military/Veteran Version manual. Dr. Monson has been involved in disseminating CPT within the U.S. VA and Department of Defense, and is currently leading CPT implementation research efforts within VA Canada. In addition to her work on CPT, she is primary developer of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD, which incorporates elements of CPT.