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A Randomized Control Trial of 1-week Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Relaxation Training

This study is to directly compare individual cognitive processing therapy (CPT) delivered twice per day over five days to Relaxation Training delivered once per day over five days for individuals with PTSD. CPT is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that is effective in reducing PTSD symptoms after experiencing a traumatic event. Relaxation Training has also been shown to help those with PTSD better manage symptoms. Participants will be randomly assigned to either group. If you are assigned to Relaxation Training, you will be offered CPT after your 1-month follow of visit if it is of interest to you. After you complete treatment, we will ask you to complete follow-up surveys to see how you are doing afterwards. Participants can earn up to $440 for completing all study related activities such as surveys and assessments of your abilities. All study visits will take place virtually. 

Who can participate?

  • Individuals 18 and older
  • Fluent in English
  • Have experience a traumatic event in your lifetime
Call us at 312-942-1442 to see if you are eligible!