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Cognitive Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Wednesday, September 13, 2023   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: mental health, workshop, stress, Professional Development

Cognitive therapy is rooted in the idea that whilst people may face gritty times, it is the meaning they make of them that matters. CT-PTSD is based on a robust cognitive model that identifies three core processes that keep the disorder going (Ehlers & Clark, 2000).

This two-day in-person workshop with Professor Jennifer Wild for health professionals will build on Ehlers and Clark’s (2000) cognitive model of PTSD. The workshop will demonstrate how to deliver core interventions of CT-PTSD face-to-face and remotely, including how to update memories, carry out trigger discrimination and design highly effective behavioural experiments.

Dates: Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December 2023.
Time: 9am to 4.30pm both days.
Location: Oaks Hotel Wellington (89 Courtney Place, Te Aro, Wellington).
Cost: $350 for ANZACBT Members, $180 for ANZACBT Student Members and $400 for non-members.

Find out more about this CT-PTSD workshop in Wellington, including how to register. You can also email web[at] for more information.

A focus will be included on how to transform challenging cognitive themes, such as loss and permanent change, which arise after the death of a loved one or permanent injury. We will also discover how to work with trauma that the patient is likely to experience again, such as in the context of healthcare, emergency or military work.

CT-PTSD is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and numerous international guidelines as a first line treatment for the disorder. The treatment leads to high rates of recovery, is often described as life-changing, can be delivered in about 10 to 12 sessions and easily adapted for remote delivery during pandemic-working.