Cognitive Processing Therapy for Rape Victims: A Treatment Manual

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SAGE, Jun 2, 1993 - Psychology - 178 pages
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Sexual assault is a traumatic event from which many survivors never fully recover. They may develop a range of disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, poor self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties and sexual dysfunction. This volume provides insight into the effects of rape and explores a treatment approach that assists in the healing process.

  

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While Cognitive Processing Therapy was originally developed for rape victims it is now being used to treat military servicemen and women with PTSD. Patricia Resick is now working with the VA and a recent study "Cognitive Processing for Veterans with Military Related PTSD" indicates that this model is effective.
The majority of current research recommends exposure therapy for the treatment of military related PTSD. However, this form of therapy has a high drop-out rate because it requires the patient to "relive" their trauma.
Cognitive Processing Therapy offers an alternative model that is effective but less traumatic for the patient. Over time it could replace the exposure therapy model as the preferred treatment.
 

Contents

Introduction
3
Information Processing Theory
9
Diagnosis and Assessment
22
Faulty Thinking Patterns
80
Safety Issues 90
98
Power and Control Issues
106
Esteem Issues
120
Intimacy Issues and Meaning of the Event
129
Group Versus Individual Treatment
139
Client Characteristics That May Affect Treatment
150
Therapist Considerations
157
Results of CPT
161
References
173
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