CPT Cohort 3Triangle, Statewide

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based treatment for people 14 and older with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CPT helps people recognize how trauma has changed their view about themselves, others, and the world, and helps them develop new, more balanced perspectives.

  • CPT helps improve symptoms of PTSD and depression. Caregivers who receive CPT can experience reduced parenting stress, and their children can show improvements in behavior.
  • Average length of treatment: 8 – 14 sessions, but can vary from person to person

CPT is a good fit for agencies with:

  • Leadership and staff who strive to be trauma-informed in the services you provide
  • Leadership and staff who are committed to evidence-based and evidence-informed treatment
  • A referral base with a large number of clients or caregivers 14 and older with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

CPT is a good fit for clinicians who:

  • Have at least one year of post-Master’s clinical experience at the agency
  • Have a cognitive-behavioral orientation
  • Are comfortable with a directive approach in clinical treatment
  • Have good engagement skills (e.g., low no-show rates, positive feedback from clients)
  • Are able to accept constructive feedback well
  • Are motivated to learn and grow skills and to implement evidence-based practices
  • Experience compassion satisfaction from treating clients with trauma histories

Who Should Apply?

  • Applicants are encouraged to apply as part of a team, which may include a Senior Leader to bolster clinical implementation and model sustainability efforts both during and after the training period.
  • Individual practitioners are also welcome to apply.

Team Member Requirements

Senior Leader:

  • Senior Leaders must have administrative responsibility within their organization and/or within the local mental health community.
  • Equally, they must have the authority to make systematic
    changes (e.g., policies, procedures, budgeting) to support the implementation of CPT within their organization and/or across the community


  • Provide psychotherapy to at least 5 individuals aged 14 or older per week.
  • Be a licensed clinician in North Carolina, including clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychological associates, psychologists, child psychiatrists, nurse specialists or practitioners. (Provisionally licensed applicants will be considered, but are not able to be rostered in CPT until they receive full licensure.)

Clinicians who wish to apply for free training (tuition covered by Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina) must be employed or contracted by a NC Child Advocacy Center (CAC), accept referrals from a CAC through a linkage agreement, or be willing to establish a linkage agreement with a CAC.

Application Release

May 21st, 2024

Info calls

June 4th, 2024 1:00 pm EST

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June 13th, 2024 at 12:00 pm EST

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Application Deadline

June 28th 2024

Acceptance Notification

July 12th 2024

Application Links

Clinician Application 

Agency Application

Training Dates

Assessment of Trauma and PTSD Webinar

September 11th 2024
10:00 am—12:00 pm EST

Learning Session 1 (Virtual)

October 9th – 10th, 2024
9:00 am—5:00 pm EST

Learning Session 2 (Virtual)

December 4th, 2024
9:00 am—5:00 pm EST

December 5th, 2024
9:00 am—3:00 pm EST

Learning Session 3 (Virtual)

April 9th, 2025
9:00 am—3:00 pm EST

Optional Skills Labs

11:00 am—1:00 pm EST on 10/3/24, 10/24/24, 11/7/24,
11/21/24, 1/9/25


Clinician Tuition

Free for the first 20 CAC affiliated clinicians

$500 for additional CAC affiliated clinicians, or for any non CAC affiliated clinicians

View Cohort 3 Info Guide for more info

Senior Leader Tuition


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