|For new clinician participants||For clinician participants who were previously trained in CPT|
Initiate CPT with at least 4 patients (over the course of the first year) and 2 patients (over the course of the follow-up year) who are willing to have their sessions audio recorded and submitted for potential review by an expert to assess your competence in delivering the CPT protocol.
Completion of the study and provider status will require uploading of at least 24 sessions of CPT (2 completed cases). Quality-rated Provider status requires that you meet minimum scores for adherence and competence. Some of these sessions may also be reviewed in your consultation group meetings for the purposes of supporting your CPT delivery.
If you are using CPT or elements of CPT in your practice and currently have CPT patients, please submit baseline sessions that reflect your use of CPT before your consultation meetings start.
Once consultation begins, initiate CPT with at least 6 patients (over the course of 2 years) who are willing to have their sessions audio-recorded and submitted for potential review by an expert to assess your competence in delivering the protocol.
Prior to commencement of study
Submitting 2 baselines is an important step for returning clinicians as the study team needs to learn whether and how you have integrated CPT into your practice since your initial CPT training.
Completion of the study and provider status will require meeting VA requirements, or, for Canada/Texas, uploading of at least 24 sessions of CPT (2 completed cases). Quality-rated Provider status requires that you fully participate in the study and meet minimum scores for adherence and competence. Some of these sessions may also be reviewed in your learning collaborative group meetings for the purposes of supporting your CPT delivery.
What are the requirements for patient participants?
Eligible patient participants:
- Veterans or non-veterans diagnosed with PTSD, with a minimum PCL-5 score of 31, indicating a likely PTSD diagnosis
- Patients that have not previously received CPT
- Willing to consent allowing the measures they complete during their PTSD treatment to be accessed by the study team, and their therapy sessions audio recorded and listened to by a fidelity rater and potentially other clinicians teaching and learning CPT.
- Patients are permitted to continue other psychotherapeutic interventions if not specifically focused on treating PTSD symptoms;
- No minors; must be legal adults with the ability to consent.
- Those not eligible for CPT based on the state of research evidence, including those with:
- Current uncontrolled psychotic or bipolar disorder
- Substance dependence requiring daily use or detoxification
- Imminent suicidality or homicidally requiring immediate intervention
- Significant cognitive impairment that prevents engagement in therapy (e.g. significantly impaired memory or attention).