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Treatment Materials

ISTSS offers a number of treatment resources, including treatment manuals, patient handouts, and links to high-quality web-based trainings in evidence-based practices. If you would like to submit materials for inclusion, review the criteria for inclusion and contact ISTSS

If you have a question about a specific resource, please contact its author or publisher. The authors of these materials retain all intellectual ownership of their work. If you use any material from this site, please reference it appropriately and acknowledge copyright where relevant.

Telehealth Materials

Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder via Telehealth: Practical Considerations During the COVID‐19 Pandemic

This article has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Traumatic Stress. It has undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22544.

The global outbreak of COVID‐19 has required mental health providers to rapidly rethink how they provide care. Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a trauma‐focused, evidence‐based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder that is effective when delivered in‐person or via telehealth. Given current limitations on the provision of in‐person mental health treatment during the COVID‐19 pandemic, this article presents guidelines and treatment considerations when implementing CPT via telehealth. Based on lessons learned from prior studies and clinical delivery of CPT via telehealth, recommendations are made with regard to overall strategies for adapting CPT to a telehealth format, including how to conduct routine assessments and ensure treatment fidelity.

Treating PTSD During the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
National Center for PTSD

Slides I Audio

In this lecture, a panel of expert clinicians from the PTSD Consultation Program provide suggestions and resources for implementing CPT, PE and EMDR via telehealth (Sonya Norman, PhD et al.).

Adult Treatment Materials

Notifying Family Members After Unexpected Deaths: Guidelines for Healthcare Providers
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

This fact sheet for health care providers offers tips on notifying family members about the death of a loved one in a way that is professionally responsible, empathic and culturally sensitive.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Acute Stress Disorder (CBT for ASD)

ISTSS members can get a free 6-session treatment manual for acute stress disorder that has been shown to prevent chronic PTSD (Bryant et al., 1998; Bryant et al., 2003) in motor vehicle accident, industrial accident, and nonsexual assault survivors.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

ISTSS members can get the CPT manual for treating PTSD for free. Although this version is targeted specifically at military and veteran populations, the procedures are equally applicable to other traumatized groups (see Resick and Schnicke, 1993).

Practitioner Tools

ISTSS members can find a number of practical tools (e.g., client handouts) to assist in provision of evidence-based treatment.

Child Treatment Materials

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children (TF-CBT)

This 10-hour web-based training in Trauma-focused CBT for Children is available for free to members and non-members. It is brought to you by the Medical University of South Carolina National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Allegheny General Hospital's Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Child Abuse Research Education & Service (CARES) Institute, and The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.