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PBB MISSION AWARDS – 2013

GROUP COGNITIVE PROCESSING THERAPY (CPT) FOR SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A PILOT STUDY

TRACY A. CLEMANS
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, NATIONAL CENTER FOR VETERANS STUDIES

The purpose of the pilot study is to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with adolescent female survivors of human sex trafficking. CPT is a cognitive behavioral treatment which is effective for the treatment of PTSD and other co-morbid conditions following traumatic events such as rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and combat (Chard, 2005; Monson et al., 2006; Resick et al., 2002). This project utilizes a slightly modified version of the original CPT group intervention in order for the treatment to be culturally relevant for participants living in a residential treatment facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.