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Table 1 Overview of D-CPT

From: Developmentally adapted cognitive processing therapy for adolescents and young adults with PTSD symptoms after physical and sexual abuse: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Week Sessions Phase Details
1–4 5 Commitment Therapy contract, emergency plan
Therapy goals
5–8 6 Emotion-regulation Monitoring and identifying dysfunctional behavior and its long-term consequences
    Using distress tolerance skills
Education about emotions
9–12 15 Intensive CPT PTSD symptoms and psychological processes
    Identifying maladaptive beliefs (“stuck points”)
Remembering the traumatic event through written accounts
Challenging stuck points
Focusing on special themes including safety, trust, control, esteem, and intimacy
13–16 4 Developmental tasks Education about potentially abusive partners
    Education-focused help
Inclusion of social network