Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Counseling
sexual assault, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), outcomes, college
Sexual assault has been known to lead to subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in many of its victims, which can be extremely debilitating. One of the populations that is most at risk for experiencing sexual assault is college students. Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a known treatment for PTSD and has been shown to be efficacious in its outcomes; however little research has been done on how those outcomes stand the test of time. Due its flexible nature CPT can be delivered via group or individual therapy and the number of sessions can be modified, which makes CPT not only an efficacious treatment for PTSD by also extremely efficient. A review of the literature reveals a gap known efficacy of this treatment and the usage of this treatment in college counseling centers. Because of this gap, I have developed a training for college counseling centers to educate them on why and how to use this treatment in their settings.
O'Keeffe, Kari, "Cognitive Processing Therapy: Training for College Counseling Centers Treating Victims of Sexual Assault" (2021). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 587.