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Cognitive Processing Therapy Training Workshop

Event Details
Date: 5-6 March 2020
Venue: Melbourne, Vic
CPD hrs: 14

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Organiser: Dr Jon Finch

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CPT is an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioural treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It was developed in the late 1980s and has been shown to be effective in reducing PTSD symptoms related to a variety of traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters. CPT is endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defence, as well as the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.

This two-day workshop aims to train clinicians to deliver CPT. The training is practice-oriented and includes video clips of expert demonstrations. You will also be provided with a comprehensive manual and client handouts (in hard and soft copy) for clinical use.

After completing the training, participants will be offered the opportunity to join a supervision group, facilitated by Dr Finch, to support their use of CPT with clients.

Learning outcome

By the conclusion of this seminar participants will be able to:
1. Implement Cognitive Processing Therapy using the manual provided
2. Outline the theory behind Cognitive Processing Therapy and understand how Cognitive Processing Therapy is different from other trauma therapies
3. Know how to manage co-morbidities and use Cognitive Processing Therapy to treat complex presentations
4. Have knowledge of the evidence base that supports Cognitive Processing Therapy

Presenter details

Dr Jon Finch is an experienced clinical psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. Jon initially worked with soldiers, war veterans, and peace keepers at Veteran and Veterans Families Counselling Service, in the role of counsellor and Deputy Director. He has also held a senior role managing a state-wide Trauma Response Team for Davidson Trahaire Corpsych. Later, he moved on to work with police members at Victoria Police as the senior psychologist. He has also worked as the senior psychologist at the University of Melbourne Counselling Service. He has maintained a private practice for the past six years specialising in treating people with complex trauma histories and specifically Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has worked with people exposed to a wide range of traumatic events, victims of assault, sexual assault, childhood sexual assault, domestic violence, and those involved in motor vehicle accidents. He has used CPT for PTSD for the past 10 years. In 2014 he completed training in the USA with the authors of the CPT manual to deliver training to other clinicians.

Location and dates


5-6 March 2020


Early Bird Discount first 5 participants to register receive $200 discount: $575.00

Standard Fee: $675.00

Full Fee starts 3 weeks before the event: $775.00




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