Cognitive Processing Therapy for Rape Victims: A Treatment Manual
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.
Information Processing Theory
Diagnosis and Assessment
Faulty Thinking Patterns
Safety Issues 90
Power and Control Issues