What is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a type of psychotherapy intended for treatment of PTSD. CPT focuses less on exposure and more on writing and reading about trauma to become aware of thoughts and feelings. There is a strong education component and a focus on learning skills to balance beliefs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Post-traumatic stress disorder 50 25
Major depressive disorder 6 4
Borderline personality disorder 1 1
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder 1 1
Flashbacks 1 0
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Side effect Patients
Repressed memory 2
Avoidance of people 1
Excessive anger 1
Flashbacks 1
Guilt with depression 1
Hypervigilance 1

Show all 17 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 4
45 min monthly 1
60 min monthly 1
120 min monthly 1
90 min weekly 1
30 min daily 1
1,799,820 min daily 1
daily 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 7
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 5
Felt finished with this treatment 5
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 5
Expense 3
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 3
Doctor's advice 2
I didn't have enough time 2
No convenient appointments available 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Found another therapist or program I preferred 1
See all 21 patients who've stopped going to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Duration

Currently going to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 5

Stopped going to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 5
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 11
Not specified 13
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).