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Monday, January 22, 2018 8:00 AM - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 4:30 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
701 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601

Registration is required.
For More Information:
Mary Blair

About 10% of North Americans are diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime, and most will have comorbid conditions (e.g., depression, substance use, dissociation). Fortunately, effective psychotherapies exist for treating these conditions. Cognitive Processing Therapy is an evidence-based therapy used to treat posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in individual and group settings. CPT is a recommended first-line therapy in current treatment guidelines world-wide.

There are 4 primary targets in CPT:

  1. psychoeducation about PTSD from a cognitive perspective;
  2. cognitive-behavioral self-monitoring;
  3. cognitive interventions specific to trauma appraisals;
  4. cognitive interventions aimed at overgeneralized beliefs emanating from traumatization.

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe PTSD symptoms and theory underlying CPT;
  2. List pre-treatment issues and recommended assessment measures;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to implement CPT, an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD;
  4. Describe the different formats of group CPT and when they would be appropriate; and
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to implement CPT in a group format.
For detailed workshop descriptions, click here to download the workshop brochure.

Earn up to 19.5 hours of continuing education credits!*

Space is limited!! A block of hotel rooms is being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, PA from January 21-23, 2018 at a discounted rate of $149/night (includes breakfast).
Contact the hotel directly at 610-375-8000 and mention the Caron CPT Workshop when making your reservation.

About The Presenters
Wendy Bassett
Gwendolyn (Wendy) Bassett

Gwendolyn (Wendy) Bassett, MSW, LCSW-R, is a psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City. She specializes in working with men and women who seek recovery from the aftereffects of trauma. Wendy’s expertise is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and brief, evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies for PTSD with individuals, groups, and couples.

In addition to her clinical work, Wendy is a Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD trainer and consultant. For more than a decade, she worked with veterans with PTSD at VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT. She was a VA New England Regional CPT Trainer and Consultant and the co-founder of VA Connecticut Healthcare System’s Compassion Fatigue Response and Prevention Committee. A graduate of Smith College School for Social Work, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Lecturer at NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Additional Information

CPT Consultation and CPT Provider Status
As clinicians begin to deliver CPT in their practice, it is inevitable that questions and situations will arise. Consultation with an expert CPT Consultant after the workshop provides answers to clinical questions and feedback to support clinicians in confidently and competently delivering CPT. CPT Case Consultation is optional, and is available for an additional fee. While optional, CPT Consultation is one of the essential components to achieving CPT Provider Status. Details of this will be discussed at the workshop. For more information about CPT Provider Status and Consultation, please visit:

Course Material
Participants are encouraged to read the newest version of the CPT manual prior to the workshop and to bring it to the workshop. It is available at:

Two-Day Training: $150
Includes 13-hour training, light breakfast and lunch at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – 701 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601

Three-Day Training: $175
Includes everything listed above, plus 6.5 CPT Group Workshop, light breakfast and lunch at Caron Pennsylvania’s Wertz Training Center – 70 Werner Street, Wernersville, PA 19565

Group Training Only: $25
Includes 6.5-hour CPT Group Workshop, light breakfast and lunch at Caron Pennsylvania’s Wertz Training Center – 70 Werner Street, Wernersville, PA 19565

Student Discount:
Full-time students can register at a discounted rate of $100 for the two-day workshop and $125 for the three-day workshop. Use the code STUDENT when registering online for the discounted rate. A student ID and class roster must be provided upon check in at the event.

Please Note: There will be no refunds for cancellations.

Sponsors: Educational Sponsor - West Chester University

*Continuing Education Credits
Thirteen (13.0) CE credits will be awarded for the two-day workshop and six (6.5) CE credits will be awarded for the optional one-day group workshop. Participants must complete each portion of the training in its entirety; partial credit will not be awarded. WCU Community Mental Health Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WCU Community Mental Health Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

**No conflict of interest has been identified.
WCU Community Mental Health Services has received no commercial support for this program.
For professions other than psychologists, please confirm the eligibility of these credits with your licensing board.

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