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Looking Through a CPT Lens: Strategies and Techniques for Treating Trauma...

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Rathbone & Associates Bethesda

4701 Sangamore Road

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Bethesda, MD 20816

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3 Category I CEUs provided by Rathbone & Associates, authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy specifically designed to reduce symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters.

This three hour presentation will focus on an overview of CPT and highlight the techniques and strategies utilized within the treatment that enable clients to create new understanding and conceptualizations of the traumatic event to reduce its negative effects on their current life.

The presentation is not the 2-day formal training in CPT. It is an overview of the treatment and its approach, techniques and outcomes. The trainer will provide attendees with resources for additional training to those who request it.

Learning Objectives:

  1. 1. Communicate role of avoidance in CPT
  2. 2. Present two primary types of emotions
  3. 3. Articulate use of CPT worksheets
  4. 4. Understand the theory behind CPT

Laura Copland, MA, LCMHC, is a Cognitive Behavior Treatment Trainer at the Center for Deployment Psychology at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. She is also a National Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Trainer, Ms. Copland received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University New England in 1989.

In addition to training providers on evidence-based practices, she also presents nationally on a number of topics relevant to military service and trauma. Prior to joining the CDP staff, Ms. Copland directed, designed, and implemented state programs to assist active duty service members, veterans and their families during and post-deployments, including Maryland National Guard Outreach and Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans and has trained both military and civilian professionals on working effectively with military behavioral health issues. She has more than 20 years of direct service experience working with military veterans and other survivors of trauma and acute and post-traumatic stress issues. Additionally, Ms. Copland was a Senior Adjunct Professor for 5 years in the Antioch University graduate psychology department.


Ms. Copland was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal by the Army National Guard for her work in designing and implementing the State of Maryland Reintegration/Yellow Ribbon Program for all returning Selected Reserve members and their families.

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