Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder via Telehealth: Practical Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

John C. Moring, Katherine A. Dondanville, Brooke A. Fina, Christina Hassija, Kathleen Chard, Candice Monson, Stefanie T. LoSavio, Stephanie Y. Wells, Leslie A. Morland, Debra Kaysen, Tara E. Galovski, Patricia A. Resick

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Abstract

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has required mental health providers to rapidly rethink and adapt how they provide care. Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder that is effective when delivered in-person or via telehealth. Given current limitations on the provision of in-person mental health treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, this article presents guidelines and treatment considerations when implementing CPT via telehealth. Based on lessons learned from prior studies and clinical delivery of CPT via telehealth, recommendations are made with regard to overall strategies for adapting CPT to a telehealth format, including how to conduct routine assessments and ensure treatment fidelity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-379
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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