Cognitive processing therapy is a specific evidence-based model of cognitive behavioral therapy focused on reducing symptoms of complex trauma and PTSD. This form of therapy is typically delivered in 12 sessions and helps patients develop a greater understanding of where their thoughts and ideas around an event become ‘stuck’ and provides healthier ways of thinking about a traumatic event or events that they may have experienced in the past.
The therapy is founded on the principle that trauma symptoms develop because of a conflict between beliefs the patient had before a traumatic event and the information they retain after the traumatic event occurs. At The Cabin we believe cognitive processing therapy (CPT) to be an effective treatment for trauma and PTSD. Used effectively it can help change the way you think about traumatic events. It gives you skills to transform how past trauma impacts your life today. The Cabins cognitive processing therapy program for trauma is used in one-on-one therapy and group counseling.