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Speaker Bio

Dr. Chard is the VA CPT Implementation Director, overseeing the dissemination of CPT to VA clinicians across the United States. She is the author of the CPT for Sexual Abuse treatment manual and is co-author of the Cognitive Processing Therapy: Military/Veteran Version manual. Dr. Chard is Co-Chair of a 17-site study comparing CPT to Prolonged Exposure in US Veterans and she is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Learn more about Dr. Chard and CPT on the CPT website.


At the conclusion of this training workshop, participants should 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

Target Audience

The target audience for this training includes physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists, social workers and counselors.  Specifically, we are targeting:
-mental health clinicians who regularly provide psychotherapy to individuals with PTSD
-clinicians who are enthusiastic about learning and implementing a cutting edge therapy, such as CPT.


CE hours in purple


Registration Cost

Early Registration by November 15, 2019: $325
After November 15, 2019: $350

Registration fee covers 13 hours of training, light refreshments
It does NOT cover lunch (on own), manual or optional post-training consultation calls.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations MUST be received in writing to

Cancellations received on or before Nov. 15, 2019, will receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Cancellations received Nov. 15-29, 2019, will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after Nov. 29, 2019.

CE Credits

13 CE credit hours available for psychologists, counselors and social workers.*
CE hours in purple on schedule above.

NOTE: APA does NOT allow partial credits for partial attendance. Psychologist MUST attend the ENTIRE program to receive any CE Credits.
CSWMFT DOES allow partial credits- you will receive CE Credits for the portion of time you do attend if you do not attend the full presentation.

The Center for Balanced Living is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Balanced Living maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Center for Balanced Living is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board to offer continuing education for counselors and social workers. Provider #RCS110301

*Please verify that your board accepts CE credits from the boards identified above. We do not guarantee approval outside of Ohio. We are NOT approved for MFT or physicians. The Ohio nursing board accepts CE credits from the above boards.

You must SIGN IN and SIGN OUT on the registration sheet to receive CE Credits.

CPT Manual

All participants need to have a copy of the Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD manual at the training. If you have a copy, bring it with you. If you need a copy, you can purchase one through The Center’s website for $25; you will receive it when you arrive to the training on December 6. (Advance orders only.)

conflict of interest and commercial support

The speaker has received/does receive financial support from the manufacturer, developer or distributor of a product / device that will be discussed during the presentation. She receives royalties from the sale of the CPT Treatment manual

CPT Provider Status

Anyone wishing to obtain CPT provider status must also complete 20 weeks of group phone consultation with Dr. Chard following the training. These sessions are typically around $25/week. This is NOT included in the training registration. It is optional and is for those who want CPT Provider Status and to be listed on the CPT Provider Roster on the CPT website. Participant will schedule with and pay Dr. Chard directly.