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


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  • CE Hours Included: 6 Core (see below for details)
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $135 (provides lifetime access!)
  • Presented by: Telsie Davis, Ph.D. (see bio below)

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:

  • https://cptforptsd.com/ 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
  • https://cpt2.musc.edu/ 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: https://cptforptsd.com/
  • 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.

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "My overall impression of the presenter/workshop is an A+!! I never heard of CPT and I'm very excited to use the worksheets with my clients. I'm so happy I attended. I feel rejuvenated!" - TS, LCSW
  • "Speaker was great! Loved all the examples that she used from her practice." - AS, LMFT
  • "Very informative! I loved how inclusive the presenter was. She was very aware of how social structures and social positionality affects trauma." - DS, LMSW
  • "information was great and presenter was amazing." - MF, LCSW
  • "well informed and clearly communicated. I didn't know much about the CPT approach at all; now I can't wait to gain further training on it" - CH
  • "I appreciate the format of CPT...will definitely implement with some clients. Always a wonderful workshop with The Knowledge Tree!" - HAO
  • "I though Dr. Davis did an excellent job - knew the content well, kept us engaged by polls and Q&A, has excellent voice inflection which is easy to listen to. PP were helpful. Very well-organized. Thank you!" - BS, LCSW
  • "It was informative and well organized for better understanding of steps of CPT. Great presenter." - SG
  • "I learned important cultural considerations and how to tailor the approach to specific populations to make the modality more accessible. This presenter was engaging and very informed." - AB, Psychologist
  • "Highly professional presentation that was science based." - JH, LCSW
  • "Dr. Davis is an excellent presenter! I was unfamiliar with CPT prior to this workshop. I learned a lot from Dr. Davis." - LB, LPC
  • "Excellent delivery and her knowledge was amazing. I liked the practical ideas she demonstrated in working with clients. Examples were good and I liked having each session clearly defined. Really better than I had anticipated since I was not familiar with CPT. Love your workshops-content and easy access!" - MUM, LCSW
  • "Excellent workshop. Knowledgeable presenter. I appreciated her obvious care and compassion for her clients, as well." - VFP, Social Worker
  • "Dr. Davis teaching was down to earth, comprehensive and understandable. Her delivery made it possible for me to take away on how to present to my clients in a cohesive fashion. I really enjoyed the whole workshop." - CT, APC
  • "excellent. one of the best workshops and presenters." - AP, Psychologist

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.
    • Georgia Counselors: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Counselor: 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.
    • Licensed in Canada as a Counselor: This workshop is approved for 6 credit hours through CCPA, event code: 64959913.
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 6 Core CE hours through GSCSW, approval #060922. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Social Workers: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Social Worker: Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 6 Core CE hours through GAMFT, approval #093-2022. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Marriage & Family Therapist: Please see the yellow highlighted section just below.
  • *Licensed in another state as a Social Worker or Marriage & Family Therapist? Most states will accept CEs for Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists if that workshop has approved status from another state association which ours have been (see above). Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA & NBCC. Many states will accept APA & NBCC approved continuing education hours, but please check your specific state rules & regulations. We strongly recommend saving the course description and educational objectives, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity, and please contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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