CPT Training for psychologists

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About Cognitive Processing Therapy training

Jon is one of a few Cognitive Processing Therapy trainers in Australia. He provides two day training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD to mental health professionals who work with trauma survivors. He also provides seminars to professionals on topics related to trauma, PTSD and evidence based therapy.

The two-day training aims at developing skills in delivering, Cognitive Processing Therapy an evidenced based therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It will use video clips of expert demonstrations. You will be provided with a comprehensive manual and client handouts. Following the training, group consultations with an expert trainer will be offered via teleconference, to support you to use your new skills in your practice.


  • Theory
  • Video demonstration
  • Skills rehearsal
  • Managing potential difficulties
  • Managing comorbidity
  • Treating prolonged and repeated exposure to trauma
  • Complex cases
    Training includes:

  • Two-day skill development training
  • Comprehensive manual and client handouts

CPD: 14 ‘active’ learning hours, plus consultations.

The option of weekly small-group consultations with an expert clinician over a six-month period.

Post Training Supervision for Clinicians

Weekly consultation groups are limited to 8 positions and are held over an internet teleconferencing system, which can be joined via a variety of devices and via telephone systems.
The purpose of these consultations is to help you maintain and develop your Cognitive Processing Therapy skills.

You will be able to claim these consultations as peer consultation continuing professional development in accordance with the rules outlined by the AHPRA. The cost of the consultations is not included in the price of the training (it is limited to the first six months after the training). After this you can seek registration as a CPT provider, more info can be found at http://cptforptsd.com/

What are the differences and similarities between Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure)

Cognitive Processing Therapy has been shown to have equal outcomes to prolonged exposure treatment over a five-year follow up period8. Cognitive Processing Therapy is focused on the cognitions that develop after trauma. It does not involve invivo exposure. It can have a written component, but it can also be done without a written account. It is delivered in one hour sessions, in contrast to session of 60 to 90 minutes for prolonged exposure therapy. Cognitive Processing Therapy home practice for clients consist of examining cognitions and completing worksheets. In prolonged exposure home practice consist of in vivo exposure experiments and imaginal exposure experiments.


8. Resick, P. A., Nishith, P., Weaver, T. L., Astin, M. C., & Feuer, C. A. (2002). A comparison of cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure and a waiting condition for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in female rape victims. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 867–879.