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7th Annual IDMH Conference

 

Two-day Training for Treating PTSD
Led by Patricia A. Resick, Ph.D.
March 25 and 26, 2010
Sponsored by the New York State Office of Mental Health

 


Between disasters, interpersonal violence, and combat experiences, traumatic events are common in modern life. Fortunately most people recover on their own or with help from family and friends, but some develop posttraumatic stress disorder. Left untreated, PTSD can drastically impair the quality of life for sufferers and their loved ones, and can result in substance abuse or suicide. One of the most effective evidence-based treatments for PTSD is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), a 12-session cognitive behavioral treatment. CPT is predominantly a cognitive therapy that can be implemented with or without a smaller exposure component than imaginal exposure therapy and is therefore more acceptable to many clients and practitioners seeking alternatives to purely exposure-focused treatments. It also directly targets associated problems such as depression, guilt, and anger. Originally developed for rape and sexual assault, CPT has been successfully applied to veterans, refugees, and survivors of other traumas.

This two-day professional training in Cognitive Processing Therapy was sponsored by the New York State Office of Mental Health and was offered by the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz on March 25 and 26, 2010. The training was led by the developer of CPT, Patricia A. Resick, Ph.D. Dr. Resick is the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System.  She is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University, and was the 2009 President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Attendance at this training prepared practitioners to implement CPT with trauma survivors. It also provided attendees with practical and useful materials and resources.

 

 


TRAINING SCHEDULE


Thursday, March 25, 2010

8:30 – 9:00 - Breakfast and On-site Registration
9:00 – 9:15 - Welcome – Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health
           Introductory Remarks – James Halpern, Ph.D., Director, IDMH
9:15 – 10:30 – Morning Session I
10:30 – 10:45 – Break
10:45 – 12:15 – Q&A, Morning Session II
12:15 – 1:15 – Lunch break
1:15 – 3:00 – Afternoon Session I
3:00 – 3:15 – Break
3:15 – 5:00 – Q&A, Afternoon Session II
5:00 – 6:00 – Networking and Tabling


Friday, March 26, 2010

8:00 – 8:30 – Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 - Second Day Welcome – Steven Poskanzer, President, SUNY New Paltz
8:45 – 10:00 – Morning Session I
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 –12:00 – Q&A, Morning Session II
12:00 –1:00 – Lunch break
1:00 – 2:15 – Afternoon Session I
2:15 – 2:30 – Break
2:30 – 3:45 – Q&A, Afternoon Session II
3:45 – 4:00 – Break
4:00 – 5:00 – Closing Session


 

CONFERENCE PERSONNEL

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR: James Halpern, Ph.D.
IDMH Director and Professor of Psychology at SUNY New Paltz, Dr. Halpern is Chair of Disaster Mental Health Services for the Ulster County Chapter of the American Red Cross and has responded to both local and large-scale national disasters. He is co-author of the textbook Disaster Mental Health: Theory and Practice.

CONFERENCE COORDINATOR: Karla Vermeulen, MA
Ms. Vermeulen is the Coordinator of the IDMH and a Lecturer in the Psychology Department at SUNY New Paltz.

WEBCAST COORDINATOR: Meredith Johnson, MA

GRADUATE ASSISTANT: Rachael Bisceglie

Special Thanks to our Conference and Institute Sponsors:
The New York State Office of Mental Health
Campus Auxiliary Services
Center for Research, Regional Education & Outreach
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

 


IDMH OFFICE
(845) 257-3477
idmh@newpaltz.edu


COGNITIVE PROCESSING THERAPY TRAINING COMPONENTS

  • Introduction to CPT
  • Implementation of CPT in the VA
  • Symptoms of PTSD and Theory Underlying CPT 
  • Research & Therapy Outcomes
  • Brief Review of CPT Manual & Forms
    • 1)    Manual
    • 2)    Session Summaries
  • Pretreatment Assessment and Pretreatment Issues
  • Session 1
    • 1)    Symptoms and Rationale
    • 2)    Types of Emotions (Natural and Manufactured)
    • 3)    Selecting Worst Trauma
    • 4)    Stuck Point Log
    • 5)    Overview of Treatment
    • 6)    Assigning Impact Statement  
  • Session 2
    • 1)    Reading and Processing the Impact Statement
    • 2)    Introducing the ABC Worksheet
    •     - Participants fill out ABC Worksheets 
  •  Session 2a. Traumatic Bereavement
    • 1)    Second Impact Statement
    • 2)    Mourning/Looking for Bereavement Stuck Points
  • Session 3
    • 1)    Reviewing ABC Worksheets
    • 2)    Introduction to Socratic Questioning
    • 3)    CPT versus CPT-C
    • 4)    Assignment of the Written Account
  • Session 4
    • 1)    First Written Account
    •     -    What to do if patient didn’t do account or account incomplete
    •     -    Goals of reading the account
    • 2)    Principles of Socratic Dialogue
    • 3)    Role Play  
  • Session 5
    • 1)    Second Written Account
    • 2)    Assignment of Challenging Questions Worksheet
  • Session 6
    • 1)    Review of Challenging Questions Worksheet
    • 2)    Role play Challenging Questions Worksheet
    • 3)    Assignment of Patterns of Problematic Thinking Worksheet
  • Session 7
    • 1)    Review of Patterns of Problematic Thinking
    • 2)    Introducing the Challenging Beliefs Worksheet (CBW)
    • 3)    Reminder of CPT-C Protocol
    • 4)    Introduce Safety  
  • Sessions 8-11
    • 1)    Safety
    • 2)    Trust
    • 3)    Power/Control
    • 4)    Esteem
    •     -  Additional Assignments
    • 5)    Intimacy (Introduction)
  • Session 12
    • 1)    Review of Intimacy
    • 2)    Final Impact Statement
    • 3)    Review of Therapy and Goals
  • Ongoing Clinician Resources
    • 1)    Recommended Readings
    • 2)    COLLAGE Website & Consultation Calendar
    • 3)    Reminder about training requirements to become a CPT Provider