Cognitive Processing Therapy

NOTICE: See the ARBEST COVID-19 Updates page for news related to training cancellations or other adjustments.

CPT is a highly-effective cognitive-behavioral treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in adults. It has been shown to be effective in reducing PTSD symptoms related to a variety of traumatic events. CPT is endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD. In order to expand services for caregivers and other adults in the state with trauma histories, ARBEST began offering an annual CPT training workshop in 2019.


In order to achieve CPT provider status, trainees must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a professionally licensed mental health provider
  • Participate in a live CPT training (2 days) conducted by an approved CPT Trainer
  • Participate in CPT consultation calls (1 call/week for 20 weeks)
  • Initiate CPT with at least four clients and successfully complete CPT with at least two clients

Click here for more information about achieving CPT provider status.


  • CPT training 2-Day Training: May Training Cancelled due to COVID-19 related restrictions. See the ARBEST COVID-19 Updates page for more details.

Learn more about CPT.