The Training

The CBCT for PTSD training team offers a number of services to assist individuals in learning and becoming proficient in their use of the CBCT for PTSD protocol. Specific details of the training experiences offered can be found below. Additionally, information on becoming a CBCT for PTSD Quality-Rated provider is presented below.  

Foundational Workshop:

The Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CBCT for PTSD)  workshop helps psychotherapists conceptualize individual mental health problems within a couple context and use specific cognitive-behavioral interventions to improve the individual and intimate lives of their clients. Participants in this workshop will receive specific instruction in the manualized therapy. CBCT for PTSD is time-limited (fifteen 75-minute sessions) and problem-focused and has the simultaneous goals of improving individual PTSD and enhancing intimate relationship functioning. Case examples and role plays allow participants to have hands-on experience with the interventions. Clinical considerations in the application of this therapy to different types of couples (e.g., dually traumatized, both partners presenting with mental health disorders) and specific issues that might arise in the delivery of the therapy (e.g., intimate aggression, substance abuse) are discussed.

Foundational Workshop Objectives:

At the completion of this program the participant will:

Be familiar with current literature on the associations between PTSD, its common comorbidities, and intimate relationship problems
Understand the rationale for conjoint therapy for the treatment of these problems
Be able to conceptualize the cognitive and behavioral mechanisms that reciprocally interact to maintain and/or aggravate posttraumatic stress-related and intimate relationship problems
Have knowledge of specific dyadic cognitive-behavioral interventions for couples in which at least one member is struggling with PTSD
  • Be familiar with current literature on the associations between PTSD, its common comorbidities, and intimate relationship problems
  • Understand the rationale for conjoint therapy for the treatment of these problems
  • Be able to conceptualize the cognitive and behavioral mechanisms that reciprocally interact to maintain and/or aggravate posttraumatic stress-related and intimate relationship problems
  • Have knowledge of specific dyadic cognitive-behavioral interventions for couples in which at least one member is struggling with PTSD

Post-Workshop Consultation:

The Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CBCT for PTSD) training team offers post-workshop consultation services designed to help psychotherapists become proficient in the delivery of the CBCT for PTSD protocol. Post-consultation services include consultation calls during which cases are discussed with a CBCT for PTSD trainer in efforts to increase trainees’ knowledge of the protocol and its delivery, as well as fidelity review of audio or video recorded therapy sessions, designed to provide detailed feedback to trainees regarding their delivery of the protocol.

Post-Workshop Consultation Objectives:

At the completion of this post-workshop consultation trainees will:

Be familiar with current literature on the associations between PTSD, its common comorbidities, and intimate relationship problems
Understand the rationale for conjoint therapy for the treatment of these problems
Be able to conceptualize the cognitive and behavioral mechanisms that reciprocally interact to maintain and/or aggravate posttraumatic stress-related and intimate relationship problems
Have knowledge of specific dyadic cognitive-behavioral interventions for couples in which at least one member is struggling with PTSD
  • Develop proficiency in delivering the CBCT for PTSD protocol
  • Learn to conceptualize PTSD related symptoms within a relational context
  • Identify and effectively intervene on the cognitive and behavioral mechanisms that reciprocally interact to maintain and/or aggravate posttraumatic stress-related and intimate relationship problems

Become a CBCT for PTSD Quality-Rated Provider

See the full training schedule