Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The purpose of this training is to provide participants with knowledge and skills to implement cognitive processing therapy (CPT)

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Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N Dixboro Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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About this event

Who Should Attend:

The target audience for this training includes physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists, social workers and counselors. Specifically, we are targeting:

a. mental health clinicians who regularly provide psychotherapy to veterans with PTSD

b. clinicians who are enthusiastic about learning and implementing a cutting edge therapy, such as CPT.


At the conclusion of this training workshop, participants should be able to:

1. describe PTSD symptoms and theory underlying CPT

2. list pre-treatment issues and recommended assessment measures

3. demonstrate knowledge and skills required to implement CPT

an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD

4. describe the different formats of group CPT and when they would be


Program Schedule

Day #1

8:00 – 8:15 am

Welcome and Introduction

8:15 – 9:45 am

Program Overview:

● Implementation

● Research and Therapy Outcomes

9:45 – 10:00 am


10:00 – 11:00 pm

● Symptoms of PTSD & Theory Underlying CPT

● Brief Review of CPT Manual and Forms

1) Manual

2) Session Summaries

● Pre-treatment Issues and Recommended Assessment

Measures, Structuring Sessions

11:00 – 12:00 pm


12:00 – 1:45 pm

Session 1:

1) Symptoms and Rationale

2) Types of Emotions (Natural and Manufactured)

3) Selecting Worst Trauma

4) Stuck Points Handout

5) Overview of Treatment

6) Assigning Impact Statement

1:45 – 2:00 pm


2:00 – 4:30 pm

Session 2:

1) Reading and Processing the Impact Statement

2) Introducing the ABC Worksheet

a. Participants fill out ABC worksheets

Session 3:

1) Reviewing the ABC Worksheets

2) Introduction to Socratic Questioning

3) Role-play Processing ABC Worksheets

4) Assignment of the Written Account

Out-of-Training Practice - ABC Worksheet

4:30 pm


Day #2

8:00 – 9:45 am

Program Overview Session 4:

1) First Written Account

2) What if patient didn’t do account or account is incomplete?

3) Goals of reading account

4) Use of Socratic Questioning after Account

Session 5:

1) The Second Written Account

2) Assignment of Challenging Questions Worksheet

9:45 – 10:00 am


10:00 – 12:00 pm

Session 6:

1) Review of Challenging Questions Worksheet

2) Role-Play Activity – Processing of CQW

Session 7:

1) Review Patterns of Problematic Thinking

2) Introducing the Challenging Beliefs Worksheet (CBW)

3) Have Participant Complete a CBW

4) Role-Play Completion of CBW

12:00 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 2:45 pm

Session 8: Safety

Session 9: Trust

Session 10: Power and Control –

1) Assign: compliments & pleasant event scheduling

2:45 – 3:00 pm


3:00 – 4:30 pm

Session 11: Esteem Session 12:

1) Intimacy

2) Final Impact Statement

3) Review and Goals

Consultation and Provider Roster Requirements Program Evaluation

Q&A and Comments

4:30 pm




Carie S. Rodgers, PhD, ABPP

Chief Program Officer, May, 2020 - present Education Director, July 2016 – May, 2020 PsychArmor Institute, Inc.

Associate Director, Education and Dissemination Unit, October 2007 – July 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health

Clinical Professor, August 2016 - present

Associate Clinical Professor, July 2011 – August 2016

Assistant Clinical Professor, July 2006 – July 2011

Clinical Instructor, June 2003 – July 2006

The University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry

National Trainer & Consultant, January 2007 - present Cognitive Processing Therapy Rollout Initiative

Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health Services

National Consultant, January 2014 – 2016

PTSD Consultation Program

Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD

National Consultant, November 2008 – November 2010 Prolonged Exposure Therapy Rollout Initiative

Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health Services

Director, Military Sexual Trauma & Women’s PTSD Program, May 2005 – July 2008 Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator, May 2004 – July 2008

Staff Psychologist, June 2003 – 2016

San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System


Post Doctoral Fellow, July 2000 - June 2003 The University of California San Diego

San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System

Pre Doctoral Intern, July 1999 - June 2000

The University of California San Diego Psychology Internship Consortium (APA approved internship)

Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, June 10, 2000 The University of Oregon (APA approved program)

Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, June 12, 1999 The University of Oregon

Master of Science, Psychology, December 9, 1995 The University of Oregon

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Honors) & Women’s Studies (Honors), May 19, 1992 The University of Kansas

Phi Beta Kappa and with Distinction


Jurick, S. M., Crocker, L. D., Merritt, V. C., Hoffman, S. N., Keller, A. V., Eglit, G. M. L., Thomas, K. R., Norman, S. B., Schiehser, D. M., Rodgers, C., Twamley, E. W., & Jak, A.J. (in press) Psychological symptoms and rates of performance validity improve following trauma-focused treatment in Veterans with PTSD and history of mild-to-moderate TBI. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Crocker, L.D., Jurick, S.M., Thomas, K.R., Keller, A., Sanderson-Cimino, M., Boyd, B., Rodgers, C., Twamley, E.W., & Jak, A.J. (2018). Worse baseline executive functioning is associated with dropout and poorer response to trauma-focused treatment for PTSD. To appear in Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Bormann JE, Thorp SR, Smith E, Glickman M, Beck D, Plumb D, Zhao S, Ackland PE, Rodgers CS, Heppner P, Herz LR, Elwy AR. (2018). Individual Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Using Mantram Repetition: A Randomized Clinical Trial. American Journal of Psychiatry,

Jurick, S. M., Crocker, L. D., Sanderson-Cimino, M., Keller, A.V., Trenova, L. S., Boyd, B., Twamley, E. W., Rodgers, C. S., Schiehser D. M., Aupperle, R. L., & Jak, A. J. (2018). Contributions to Executive Dysfunction in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 33, 41-52.

Boyd,B.,Rodgers,C.,Aupperle,R.,&Jak,A.J. (2016).CaseReportontheeffectsofCognitive Processing Therapy on Psychological, Neuropsychological and Speech Disturbances in Comorbid PTSD and TBI. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23, 178-83.

Jak, A.J., Aupperle, R., Rodgers, C.S., Lang, A. J, Schiehser, D. M., Norman, S. B., & Twamley, E.W. (2015). Evaluation of a hybrid treatment for Veterans with comorbid traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 45, 210-216.

Godfrey, K.M., Mostoufi, S., Rodgers, C., Backhaus, A., Floto, E., Pittman, J., & Afari, N. (2015). Associations of military sexual trauma, combat exposure, and number of deployments with physical and mental health indicators in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Psychological Services, 12(4): 366-377.

How to Participate:

This training will be provided both in person and synchronously on line. In person participants will be asked to sign in and sign out both days of the training in order to recieve continuing education credit.

Participants taking part synchronously will be sent a Zoom link to access the training two days before the event. Participants will be admitted by the program coordinator.


This training is designed for the beginning therapist (new graduates) and intermediate level (individuals with a year or more of experience in mental health treatment) social workers, psychologists, professional counselors, psychiatrists and nurses/nurse practitioners. 13.5 Continuing Education Credits will be provided to Social Workers. In order to receive continuing education credit participants must sign in at the beginning of the training, and sign out at the end of the training. Synchronous participants must have their camera on at all times during the training and are expected to participate in all break out sessions during the training. The program coordinator will strictly monitor online participation. All participants must complete a course evaluation in order to receive continuing education credits.

COST: 300.00

Deadline For Registration: October 10, 2022.

Participants should register at All questions regarding this training may be submitted at, including any requests for ADA accommodations.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Participants who cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled training may receive a full refund.

Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education Units will be provided by email within 7 business days of the training.


Lotus Consulting, PLLC (approval # 1806) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Lotus Consulting, PLLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: (dates). Social workers completing this course receive13.5 continuing education credits.