Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA): Guilt and Responsibility Module

This activity is designed for: Psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFTs, physicians, and nurses.


Course: Intermediate to Advanced

Publication date: 02/01/2024

What Will You Learn in This Course?

In this clinical case, you will be introduced to cognitive processing therapy (CPT) with a focus on childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Dr. Lindsay Bira, a licensed psychologist, will lead you through the process of therapy for a 39-year-old Caribbean-American CEO who is struggling with the resurgence of CSA memories. This complex case offers an in-depth look at post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), highlighting the unique challenges faced by individuals who have been successful in their professional lives yet are grappling with long-term, unaddressed trauma.

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Meet Your Instructor: Lindsay M. Bira, Ph.D.

Dr. Lindsay Bira is a clinical health psychologist, adjunct medical professor, and TEDx speaker who specializes in evidence-based treatment for PTSD and the effects of trauma. She is a national Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) trainer and a CPT Quality Provider. For five years, she was a lead clinician for Dr. Patricia Resick’s clinical research trials with the US military. She is also an expert in civilian cases of sexual abuse and assault.
She received her Ph.D. at the University of Miami and completed her residency in trauma and behavioral medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, before completing an additional two-year clinical research fellowship in trauma psychology. She then transitioned to medical faculty as an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas (UT) Health School of Medicine, where she contributes to research and creates physician wellness initiatives.

Dr. Bira launched her private practice and speaking business in 2016 so she could use her strong background and expertise to help more people quickly, allowing them to reach their full potential and maximize health and wellbeing. She weaves together her top-tier research background, extensive clinical expertise, and vibrant personal style to deliver effective and engaging initiatives that deepen existence, wellbeing, and performance in all areas of life. She is currently based in Miami.

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This course is co-sponsored by Medical Academy, LLC, and Psychotherapy Academy. Medical Academy, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Medical Academy, LLC, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Medical Academy, LLC, and the Psychotherapy Academy. Medical Academy, LLC, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medical Academy, LLC, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA): Guilt and Responsibility Module

Date of Release: Feb 1, 2024

Date of Expiration: Feb 1, 2027

Location: Online

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Conceptualize a case of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) from the cognitive processing therapy (CPT) perspective.
2. Describe the CPT steps for addressing CSA, including psychoeducation, stuck points, and the guilt and responsibility module.
3. Analyze the CPT techniques to address the patient’s stuck points: safety, trust, power and control, esteem, and intimacy.

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Satisfactory Completion
Participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted above. Follow these steps to earn your CE credits.
1- Watch each video self-directed and participate in the entire activity, as partial credit is unavailable.
2- Pass the post-test with a score of 75% or higher.
3- Complete the evaluation form.
4- Download the certificate.
If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

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None of the faculty, planners, and reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose during the last 24 months with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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