DID YOU KNOW? DTIC has over 3.5 million final reports on DoD funded research, development, test, and evaluation activities available to our registered users. Click HERE
to register or log in.
Massed Cognitive Processing Therapy for Combat-Related PTSD
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is identified as one of the most effective treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a wide range of trauma populations. This study will test the efficacy of massed intensive outpatient CPT compared to standard CPT delivery. A sample of 140 active duty service members will be assigned randomly to receive either Massed CPT (MCPT) or standard CPT. MCPT will be delivered in an intensive outpatient setting (12 sessions in 5 days) composed of both group and individual sessions. Standard delivery of CPT consists of 12 individual sessions over 6 weeks. Participants will be assessed before and after treatment, and several times up to four months after treatment completion to determine if MCPT is as efficacious as standard CPT and to examine predictors of treatment response in each condition. A one-year follow-up will assess maintenance of treatment gains.
Approved For Public Release