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Title: Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: Does Child Sexual or Physical Abuse Make a Difference?
Audience Level: Basic (casual familiarity with topic area e.g., treated one case)
Presenter(s) and Affiliation(s): Patricia Resick, Ph.D., Women’s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System and Boston University
Abstract: The purpose of this webinar is to review five studies of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD with regard to the efficacy with clients who have a history of child sexual abuse or child physical abuse. Therapists often wonder if trauma-focused therapies are appropriate for clients with childhood trauma histories or whether they need other stabilization therapy before starting to work on their trauma. In the case of these studies, clients were recruited from the community or referred by therapists and had PTSD with or with childhood trauma histories. The webinar will describe the components of CPT and then will describe the studies chronologically including the control conditions for four randomized controlled trials and one program evaluation study conducted at a VA hospital. The webinar will end with a discussion of the implications of these studies, will provide information on resources on CPT and will allow time for audience questions.
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About the presenter: Patricia A. Resick, Ph.D. is the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System. She is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University. Dr. Resick received her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Georgia. Over her career, she also served on the faculties of the University of South Dakota, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she held an endowed professorship. Dr. Resick has received grants from NIH, NIJ, CDC, SAMHSA, VA and DoD to provide services and conduct research on the effects of traumatic events, particularly on women, and to develop and test therapeutic interventions for PTSD. Specifically, she developed and tested Cognitive Processing Therapy, an effective short term treatment for PTSD and corollary symptoms. She has published four books and 175 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Resick has served on the editorial boards of eight scientific journals; has served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies for nine years including terms as Secretary, Vice-President, and President (2009). She has been a Board Member for the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (now ABCT) for two terms. She served as President during 2003-2004. Dr. Resick has received numerous awards for her research, including the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in the Field of PTSD from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the 2009 Leadership Award by the Association for VA Psychologist Leaders. Since 2006, Dr. Resick has been a leader in a national VA initiative to disseminate Cognitive Processing Therapy throughout the country and she is currently conducting a large clinical trial at Ft. Hood, Texas. She is also currently on two sub-workgroups for the DSM-5 and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
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