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Digital Seminar

The Most Dangerous Myths in Trauma Treatment

Kathleen M. Chard, PhD
50 Minutes
Mar 18, 2023
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As the codeveloper of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Kate Chard is altering the field of trauma treatment and what we know about how people recover from PTSD. Director of the Trauma Recovery Center at the Cincinnati VA, she’s written over 73 research papers on PTSD and trained thousands of clinicians in the use of this revolutionary approach. The author of CPT for Sexual Abuse Treatment Manual and coauthor of Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Kate is also the former editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress and a professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati.

In this recorded address, Kate Chard will offer a passionate discussion of how therapists can follow the research instead of the hype around trauma treatment, busting open the most common and pervasive myths that exist in the field today.


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Kathleen M. Chard, Ph.D., is a co-developer of CPT and director of the Trauma Recovery Center at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Serving as the VA CPT Implementation Director, Dr. Chard oversees the dissemination of CPT to mental health clinicians across the United States. She is the co-author of Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A Comprehensive Model (The Guilford Press, 2017) and author of CPT for Sexual Abuse treatment manual (2012). A sought-after speaker, Dr. Chard has personally trained over 5,000 clinicians throughout the United States on using CPT with veterans, active duty personnel, and civilians in addition to overseeing the training of tens of thousands of others via the trainers she supervises. She is co-chair of a 17-site study comparing CPT to Prolonged Exposure in US veterans in addition to conducting a $6 million-dollar Department of Defense study on the assessment of PTSD. She served as a past editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress and is a professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kathleen Chard has employment relationships with CPT Training Institute, the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. She receives royalties as a published author. She has a research activity that is grant funded through Health Services Research and Development Service. Kathleen Chard receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kathleen Chard is an ad hoc reviewer for several peer review journals, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.

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  1. Analyze the empirical evidence supporting the use of CPT.
  2. Determine common myths for treatment those with PTSD that can interfere in treatment and worsen outcomes and are unsupported by research.
  3. Utilize 3 keys from CPT that help clients understand how to overcome “stuck points.”


  • Explore the evidence for positive results from CPT research studies on PTSD
  • Identify common myths around suicidality
  • The critical importance of understanding the differenty types of cognitive “stuck points” that drive PTSD symptoms

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



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