Increasing the usability of cognitive processing therapy for survivors of child sexual abuse

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Abstract

There is an ongoing need for empirically based treatments for child sexual abuse (CSA) that are time-efficient and cost-effective. This article describes a modification of cognitive processing therapy for child sexual abuse (CPT-SA) that increases the therapy's usability by reducing the number of individual therapy sessions required. The modifications are based on the developing literature on stage-based approaches to the treatment of CSA and incorporate dialectical behavior therapy skills training into the treatment protocol. Initial pilot data (N = 6) on modified CPT-SA suggests the therapy may be effective for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-103
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Child Sexual Abuse
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2006

Keywords

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Depression
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Skills training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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