Elizabeth Jerison Terry, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist • Licensed Psychologist PSY 20657

Cognitive Processing Therapy

What is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)?

Clients work collaboratively with me to learn to challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts and beliefs related to their traumatic experiences. Research shows it is most effective when you and I meet twice a week for a total of ten to twelve sessions. Through the therapy, clients reduce the ongoing effects of their trauma on their current lives by reframing and reconceptualizing their traumatic experiences.

The APA strongly recommends cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for the treatment of PTSD. Studies show that this specialized form of CBT effectively reduces symptoms of PTSD that have developed following a range of traumatic experiences such as child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters.