Cognitive Processing Therapy for Incarcerated Adolescents with PTSD

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Citation: Ahrens, J. & Rexford, L. (2002). Cognitive Processing Therapy for incarcerated adolescents with PTSD. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 6, 201-216.

 

Abstract: Despite increased recognition of trauma’s association with conduct disorders, trauma treatment for this population has been neglected. This study evaluated the effect of short-term, cognitive processing therapy (CPT) treatment on self-reported symptoms of trauma such as anxiety, depression, intrusion, avoidance and numbing. After treatment, the CPT group showed significant declines in these symptoms, while the wait-list control group did not.