Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a specialized evidence-based form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that is designed to help individuals who have experienced trauma. Our experienced therapists use CPT as part of our holistic approach to treating addiction in Colorado. CPT helps our clients process traumatic events, change unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, and improve their overall well-being. If you are looking for a different and effective addicion center, call (720) 640-0202 today. We are here to help.
What is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)?
CPT is a form of evidence-based therapy that was developed specifically for individuals who have experienced trauma, particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The therapy is based on the idea that trauma can lead to unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that interfere with daily life. Because PTSD and addiction can often feed off eachother, we help clients heal their trauma while building their lifes toward a sustainable sober future.
CPT helps individuals identify and challenge these unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, and develop more adaptive ways of thinking about their experiences. This can help reduce symptoms of PTSD, such as intrusive thoughts, avoidance, and hyperarousal. 
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Origin
The therapy was developed in the late 1980s by Dr. Patricia Resick, a psychologist who was studying the treatment of PTSD in Vietnam War veterans. Since then, CPT has been extensively researched and has been found to be effective in treating a wide range of individuals who have experienced trauma. 
Benefits of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
CPT has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Some specific benefits of CPT include:
- Reduced symptoms of PTSD: CPT can help individuals reduce symptoms of PTSD, such as intrusive thoughts, avoidance, and hyperarousal.
- Improved relationships: CPT can help individuals develop more meaningful and authentic relationships with others.
- Increased self-awareness: CPT can help individuals develop a greater understanding of their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
- Increased self-compassion: CPT can help individuals develop greater self-compassion and acceptance, leading to increased self-esteem and self-worth.
- Improved overall well-being: By helping individuals develop more adaptive ways of thinking about their experiences, CPT can help improve overall well-being and quality of life.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and PTSD
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a highly effective treatment for individuals struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the American Psychological Association, CPT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that is specifically designed to help individuals process and cope with traumatic events.  CPT aims to reduce the negative impact of PTSD symptoms on daily life by targeting unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that may have developed as a result of the trauma. 
Research has shown that CPT can significantly reduce symptoms of PTSD. A meta-analysis conducted by Resick and colleagues (2017) found that CPT was effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD across a range of populations, including military veterans, survivors of sexual assault, and individuals who have experienced motor vehicle accidents. 
According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an effecitve evidence-based treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CPT has been found to be effective in reducing PTSD symptoms in numerous randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses. 
Overall, CPT is a highly effective treatment for individuals struggling with PTSD. If you are struggling with PTSD and addiction, contact a us to learn more about CPT and other evidence-based treatments.
How Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Works
CPT is typically conducted over 12 weekly sessions, although the number of sessions may vary depending on the individual’s needs. The therapy is structured and follows a specific protocol.
- Education: The therapist will provide education on PTSD and how it affects the brain and body.
- Thoughts and beliefs: The therapist will help the client identify unhelpful thoughts and beliefs related to their trauma, and teach them skills to challenge and change these thoughts.
- Exposure: The therapist will guide the client through exposure exercises, which involve gradually facing situations or stimuli that trigger traumatic memories or thoughts.
- Summary: The therapist will help the client summarize what they have learned and develop a plan for continuing to use the skills they have learned in therapy.
Our Approach to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
At Tree House Recovery in Colorado, we use a client-centered approach to CPT, tailoring the therapy to each individual’s unique needs and goals. We believe that therapy should be a collaborative process, and we work closely with our clients to help them achieve their desired outcomes.
Our therapists are trained in the latest research and techniques in CPT. We are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment.
Get Started with Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Today
If you’re struggling with symptoms of PTSD and addiction, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) may be right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how CPT can help you overcome your addiction and improve your life.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a specialized form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that can help individuals with substance use disorder and who have experienced trauma. By helping individuals process traumatic events, change unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, and develop more adaptive ways of thinking about their experiences, CPT can help reduce symptoms of PTSD and improve overall well-being, and get you a strong foundation for sobriety.
Our treatment staff are committed to providing compassionate and effective treatment using the latest research and techniques in CPT. We understand that trauma can have a profound impact on an individual’s life, and we are dedicated to helping our clients overcome their addictions and achieve their desired outcomes.
If you’re ready to take the first step towards healing your addiction and recovery, contact us today. Schedule a consultation today. To learn more about how Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) can help you, Call (720) 640-0202. We are here to guide you on your path towards a happier, healthier and sober life.
CPT Program for PTSD and Addiction Treatment in Colorado
At Tree House Recovery, we offer a comprehensive addiction treatment program that includes evidence-based therapies like Acceptance and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Our CPT program is designed to help individuals in addiction recovery by providing them with the tools and skills they need to overcome addiction and PTSD. Our approach is holistic, and we complement CPT with other therapies such as exercise therapy to build physical and emotional strength. Contact our team today to learn more about our CPT program and other addiction treatment services we offer. Call us today to learn more Tree House Recovery’s CPT Program for Addiction Treatment and PTSD (720) 640-0202
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