Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Scientific Rating:
Well-Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) as listed below:

Pre-implementation assessments are given to training attendees prior to their first day of training and on the last day of training to assess their knowledge and level of comfort with CPT techniques. These are currently only used within VA trainings, and can be obtained from Non-VA workshops require the online training prior to attending.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) as listed below:

Training and consultation is available for therapists who are conducting CPT. Refer to for more information.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) as listed below:

A fidelity checklist overviewing each session of CPT is available. Contact for a copy.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) as listed below:

Resick, P. A., Monson, C. M., & Chard K. M. (2017). Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A comprehensive manual. New York: Guilford Press.

The book includes free downloads of all the treatment materials on the Guilford website.

For manuals in other languages, please refer to for PDF copies of the manuals.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).