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Calgary Psychologist Clinic - Cognitive Processing Therapy

Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic has therapists that are experienced in using Cognitive Processing Therapy and other frameworks to treat and process trauma. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a widely recognized and evidence-based therapeutic approach used by psychologists to treat individuals suffering from trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CPT aims to help individuals process and reframe their traumatic experiences in order to alleviate distressing symptoms and improve overall well-being.

In CPT, the psychologist collaboratively works with the client to identify and challenge maladaptive thoughts and beliefs related to the traumatic event. The therapy is grounded in the idea that the way we think about and interpret our experiences can greatly impact our emotions and behaviors. By addressing and modifying these unhelpful thoughts, CPT seeks to promote healthier cognitive processing and ultimately reduce PTSD symptoms.

The therapy typically involves several structured sessions conducted over a specific timeframe. During these sessions, the psychologist guides the client through a series of cognitive exercises and techniques. These exercises often include writing assignments, discussions, and the use of worksheets, which help the client explore their beliefs, assumptions, and emotional reactions related to the traumatic event.

One fundamental aspect of CPT is the identification of “stuck points.” Stuck points refer to problematic thoughts or beliefs that can hinder the individual’s recovery process. The psychologist helps the client identify these stuck points and assists them in challenging and reframing them using evidence-based techniques. By examining the evidence supporting or contradicting these beliefs, clients gain a clearer understanding of their thoughts and can replace distorted thinking patterns with more balanced and adaptive thoughts.

Throughout the therapy process, the psychologist also addresses the emotional impact of the traumatic event, helping the client develop effective coping strategies to manage distressing emotions. Additionally, CPT aims to enhance the individual’s understanding of the connections between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, empowering them to make positive changes in their lives.

 

Cognitive Processing Therapy has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing PTSD symptoms and improving overall psychological well-being. It is a structured and time-limited therapy that focuses on empowering individuals to actively challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts and beliefs related to their traumatic experiences. By providing a safe and supportive environment, psychologists employing CPT can assist individuals in their journey toward healing and recovery from trauma and PTSD.

Calgary Psychologists That Use Cognitive Processing Therapy

Andrea Krygier

Clinical Psychologist

Murray Molohon

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Raheleh Tarani

Clinical Psychologist

Kari Adams

Clinical Psychologist

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