Young people ’s trauma‐related cognitions before and after cognitive processing therapy for post‐traumatic stress disorder

ConclusionsOur results support the notion that cognitive change is an important mechanism of change in CPT in a sample of younger, non ‐English‐speaking clients.Practitioner points Knowledge about the working mechanisms of psychotherapies (in addition to knowledge about their efficacy) is important for psychoeducation, motivating clients, and clinical decision ‐making. In accordance with the theory behind cognitive processing therapy, young clients’ cognitions changed over the course of therapy in the predicted ways. For some types of cognition, the change was related to PTSD and/or depressive symptoms, supporting the notion that cognitive change is an important working mechanism of cognitive processing therapy.
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