CPT Resources

CPT for PTSD Cover Image Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
A Comprehensive Manual Patricia A. Resick, Candice M. Monson, and Kathleen M. ChardNew edition out now. Order with this link for a 20% discount from Guilford Press.

CPT Translations

Français Patient handouts
español Manual and handouts adapted for community mental health centers
简体中文 For manuals in simplified Chinese
繁體中文 For manuals in traditional Chinese
日本語 Therapist manual and patient handouts in Japanese

For versions in Arabic, Kurdish and French, adapted for use in LMICs by paraprofessionals, please contact Debra Kaysen (dkaysen@u.washington.edu).

Additional CPT Resources

CPT Brochure (pdf)
CPT Fact Sheet for Clinicians(pdf)
CPT Literature Summary (pdf)
CPT Session Summary (pdf)
CPT For Sexual Abuse Manual (pdf)

Asian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies  (Asian STSS)

On-line CPT refresher training (free and includes CE credits): https://cpt.musc.edu

For more information on PTSD, see www.ncptsd.va.gov

Highlights from CPT Literature

Click on the citations below to view or download a copy of an article. 

Michelle J. Bovin, Erika J. Wolf and Patricia A. Resick. Longitudinal Associations between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Severity and Personality Disorder Features among Female Rape Survivors. Frontiers in Psychiatry doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00006

Chard, K. M. (2005). An evaluation of cognitive processing therapy for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder related to childhood sexual abuse. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 73(5), 965.

Galovski, T. E., Blain, L. M., Mott, J. M., Elwood, L., & Houle, T. (2012). Manualized therapy for PTSD: Flexing the structure of cognitive processing therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(6), 968.

Galovski, T. E., Monson, C. M., Bruce, S. E., & Resick, P. A. (2009). Does cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD improve perceived health and sleep impairment? Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 197-204. doi: 10.1002/jts.20418

Iverson, K. M., Gradus, J. L, Resick, P. A., Suvak, M. K, Smith, K. F, & Monson, C. M. (2011). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD reduces risk for intimate partner violence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 193-202. doi: 10.1037/a0022512

Karlin, B. E., Ruzek, J. I., Chard, K. M., Eftekhari, A., Monson, C. M., Hembree, E. A.,…Foa, E. B. (2010). Dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 663-673. doi: 10.1002/jts.20588

Kelly, K. A., Rizvi, S. L., Monson, C. M., & Resick, P. A. (2009). The impact of sudden gains in cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 287-293. doi: 10.1002/jts.20427

Macdonald, A., Monson, C. M., Doron-Lamarca, S., Resick, P. A., & Palfai, T. P. (2011). Identifying patterns of symptom change during a randomized controlled trial of cognitive processing therapy for military-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24, 268-276.

Monson, C. M., Gradus, J. L., Young-Xu, Y., Schnurr, P. P., Price, J. A., Schumm, J. A. (2008). Change in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: Do clinicians and patients agree? Psychological Assessment, 20, 131-138. doi: 10.1037/1040-3590.20.2.131″

Monson, C. M., Macdonald, A., Vorstenbosch, V., Shnaider, P., Goldstein, E. S. R., Ferrier-Auerbach, A. G., & Mocciola, K. E. (2012). Changes in social adjustment with cognitive processing therapy: Effects of treatment and association with PTSD symptom change. Journal of Traumatic Stress,25 (5), 519-526. doi: 10.1002/jts.21735

Monson, C. M., Price, J. L., & Ranslow, E. (2005). Treating combat PTSD through cognitive processing therapy. Federal Practitioner, 22, 75-83.

Monson, C. M., Schnurr, P. P., Resick, P. A., Friedman, M. J., Young-Xu, Y., & Stevens, S. P. (2006). Cognitive processing therapy for veterans with military-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 74(5), 898.

Patricia A. Resick, PhD; Jennifer Schuster Wachen, PhD; Katherine A. Dondanville, PsyD; Kristi E. Pruiksma, PhD; Jeffrey S. Yarvis, PhD; Alan L. Peterson, PhD; Jim Mintz, PhD; and the STRONG STAR Consortium. Effect of Group vs Individual Cognitive Processing Therapy in Active-Duty Military Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry 74

Resick, P. A., Galovski, T. E., Uhlmansiek, M. O. B., Scher, C. D., Clum, G. A., & Young-Xu, Y. (2008). A randomized clinical trial to dismantle components of cognitive processing therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in female victims of interpersonal violence. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 76(2), 243.

Resick, P. A., Nishith, P., Weaver, T. L., Astin, M. C., & Feuer, C. A. (2002). A comparison of cognitive-processing therapy with prolonged exposure and a waiting condition for the treatment of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder in female rape victims. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 70(4), 867.

Patricia A. Resick, PhD; Jennifer Schuster Wachen, PhD; Katherine A. Dondanville, PsyD; Kristi E. Pruiksma, PhD; Jeffrey S. Yarvis, PhD;
Alan L. Peterson, PhD; Jim Mintz, PhD; and the STRONG STAR Consortium

Resick, P. A., Wachen, J. S., Mintz, J., Young-McCaughan, S., Roache, J. D., Borah, A. M., … & Peterson, A. L. (2015). A randomized clinical trial of group cognitive processing therapy compared with group present-centered therapy for PTSD among active duty military personnel. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 83(6), 1058.

Resick, P. A., Williams, L. F., Suvak, M. K., Monson, C. M., & Gradus, J. L. (2012). Long-term outcomes of cognitive–behavioral treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder among female rape survivors. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 80(2), 201.

Price, J. L., MacDonald, H. Z., Adair, K. C., Koerner, N., & Monson, C. M. (2016). Changing beliefs about trauma: A qualitative study of cognitive processing therapy. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44, 156-167. doi: 10.1017/S1352465814000526.

Shnaider, P., Vorstenbosch, V., Macdonald, A., Wells, S. Y., Monson, C. M., & Resick, P. A. (2014). Associations between functioning and PTSD symptom clusters in a dismantling trial of cognitive processing therapy in female interpersonal violence survivors. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 526-534.