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Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
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5/31/2019 to 6/1/2019
When: Friday, May 31, 2019 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter Office
305 7th Avenue
13th Floor
New York, New York  10001
United States

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Please note that this is a 2-day workshop.

Attendees must attend both days to receive their continuing education contact hours.





About 10% of North Americans are diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime, and most will have comorbid conditions (e.g. depression, substance use, dissociation). Fortunately, effective psychotherapies exist for treating these conditions.


Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a recommended first-line therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in current treatment guidelines world-wide. There are 4 primary targets in CPT:

  1. Psychoeducation about PTSD from a cognitive perspective;
  2. Cognitive-behavioral self-monitoring;
  3. Cognitive interventions specific to trauma appraisals;
  4. Cognitive interventions aimed at overgeneralized beliefs emanating from traumatization.


This 2-day workshop serves as a foundational training in CPT, highlighting the most recent research and changes in the protocol with the recent publication of the comprehensive manual (Resick, Monson, & Chard, 2016). Participants will receive instruction in the theoretical underpinnings of CPT to facilitate individual case conceptualization, session-by-session review of the protocol, demonstrations with video-recorded CPT interventions, personal experience with the therapy materials through role-plays, and discussion of common problems encountered.



With this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the theory underlying CPT
  • Know the evidence base that supports the use of CPT in treating PTSD and its common comorbidities

  • Recommend assessment strategies to determine whether clients are appropriate for CPT and to monitor outcomes

  • Know the session-by-session CPT protocol

  • Name common challenges to implementing CPT (e.g. client adherence, managing comorbidities) and strategies for overcoming them



NASW Member: $290 | Non-Member: $340

* Workshop prices include the mandatory "Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD" manual.


14 SW/LMFT Contact Hours

*If you are not a licensed social worker or licensed marriage and family therapist, you may still attend the workshop but will not receive a certificate/continuing education credits.





Gwendolyn (Wendy) Bassett, MSW, LCSW-R, is in private practice in New York City. She specializes in working with men and women who seek recovery from the aftereffects of trauma. Ms. Bassett is a Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD trainer and consultant. For more than a decade, she worked with veterans with PTSD at VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT. A graduate of Smith College School for Social Work, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Lecturer at NYU Silver School for Social Work.







NASW-NYC Certificates Policy


As per New York State Continuing Education guidelines, attendees must arrive on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours. Any attendees who arrive late or leaves early to a workshop will not receive their certificate, will not be allowed admittance into the workshop and is also not eligible for a refund in any way. Please check transportation schedules ahead of time and plan accordingly.


We are currently transitioning from providing paper certificates to electronic ones. Please ensure that your registration information is accurate (name, e-mail, license type and number) as this will impact your continuing education certificates. NASW-NYC is not responsible for the accuracy of your registration information. To receive your certificate of completion, on the workshop date, please sign-in with your time and before you leave, sign-out with your time. Please allow up to 30 calendar days after the workshop date to receive your certificate.



NASW-NYC Refund Policy


All refund requests must be submitted by e-mail to workshops.naswnyc@socialworkers.orgRefund e-mails must include the subject line "Refund Request" as well as the attendee's name, workshop date and title in the body of the e-mail. Valid requests must be received no later than five business days prior to course date. NASW-NYC reserves the right to refuse any refunds requested later than five days prior to the course date.


All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administrative processing fee.

Refund requests typically require 1-2 weeks processing time.

Refunds ONLY; credit cannot be issued toward a future program date or substituted for another workshop.


If the workshop is cancelled, you will be informed ahead of time and fully refunded.



For any questions or issues, please contact


NASW New York City Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0027 and the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0060.

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