Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): An Educational Overview of a Best Practice Treatment for PTSD - 6 CEUs

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When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, July 29, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT
  • CE Hours Included: 6 Core (see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar ("Synchronous") on Zoom
  • Investment: $135 before Friday, July 15 at 5:00pm EDT, $155 after
  • Presented by: Telsie Davis, Ph.D. (see bio below)
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the "Synchronous" CE Certificate.

Educational Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the research support and client populations appropriate for CPT
  • Describe the symptoms of PTSD and core principles of cognitive theory
  • Communicate a summary of the CPT protocol and delivery method
  • Identify clinician tasks that can increase clients’ ability to be successful in CPT
  • Define fundamental treatment components of CPT
  • Describe primary treatment objectives and homework assignment(s) for each session of the CPT protocol

Workshop Description

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an empirically supported, manualized treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that is endorsed as a best practice for PTSD by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense and the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. In this educational workshop, Dr. Telsie A. Davis will use didactics, clinically and culturally diverse clinical examples, and videos to provide an overview of CPT for PTSD. This 6-hour workshop is educational in nature and does not provide or lead to certification or provider status for CPT. Please review the resources below for more information on CPT training, consultation, and resources.

CPT Training:

  • is the official CPT website managed by the treatment developers that offers CPT-approved workshops and consultation that can lead to achieving status as a CPT Provider or Quality-Rated CPT Provider
  • is the website for The Medical College of South Carolina’s self-paced, online, 13-module CPT training course

Free CPT Consultation:

CPT Resources:

  • Citation: Resick, P. A., Monson, C. M., & Chard, K. M. (2016). Cognitive processing therapy for PTSD: A comprehensive manual. Guilford Publications.
  • Official website for CPT training:
  • Citation: Galovski, T., Nixon, R. D., & Kaysen, D. (2020). Flexible applications of cognitive processing therapy: Evidence-based treatment methods. Academic Press.

Presented by: Telsie Davis, Ph.D.

Telsie A. Davis is 19-year veteran clinician who has presented in over 60 international, national, state, and local invited talks and workshops. She specializes in culturally equitable and evidence-based treatment for African American women, and is founder of The Cultural Equity Institute, formerly, The Davis Center. Dr. Davis earned a B.S. in Applied Psychology from Georgia Tech and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. She completed her predoctoral internship and two years of postdoctoral fellowship training in trauma and substance use among African American women at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis also works as a psychologist at the Atlanta VA and is Co-Chair of the Diversity Rotation for the APA-accredited Internship and Postdoctoral Training Program. She is also an Assistant Professor and Assistant Vice Chair for Faculty Development-Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.


  • 9:30 - 10:00 Registration
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Welcome and Morning Session
  • 11:30 - 11:45 Break
  • 11:45 - 1:15 Morning Session (Cont.)
  • 1:15 - 2:00 Lunch Break
  • 2:00 - 3:30 Afternoon Session
  • 3:30 - 3:45 Break
  • 3:45 - 5:15 Afternoon Session (Cont.)
  • 5:15 - Continuing Education Certificates Available

6 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Psychologists: All online webinars (both real-time "synchronous" and on-demand "asynchronous") count the same as "live" throughout 2022 (including ethics). There is also a proposed Board rule to make this change permanent. Please stay tuned for updates.
    • Licensed in another state: The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules.
  • Counselors: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop is also approved for 6 Core CE hours through LPCA of Georgia, approval #2022-06-15-030LW.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #7153, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
    • Licensed in Canada? This workshop is approved for 6 credit hours through CCPA, event code 64958658.
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 6 Core CE hours through GSCSW, approval #060922. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage & Family Therapists: The Knowledge Tree has applied for approval for this workshop through GAMFT. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • *Licensed in another state as a social worker or marriage & family therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Social Workers & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA & NBCC. Many states accept APA & NBCC approved workshops, but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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