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What Is CBT-X™?

CBT-X™ is a treatment protocol that incorporates a form of written exposure therapy.

The written exposure therapy module consists of 5 weekly one-hour sessions. It is provided on a 1:1 basis.

This form of treatment has been shown in published studies to be as effective as other treatments for PTSD. CBT- X, however, is completed in less than half the time. CBT-X is well-accepted by patients. As a result, they are much more likely to finish the course of treatment.

The CBT-X treatment program is designed to be user-friendly. Patients can learn about it and request services over the Internet. Once enrolled, patients can follow their individual progress and the compare it to the progress of others at CBT-X will be offered on nights, weekends and by video over the phone. There is a CBT-X Family Support Program available for free.

It is expected that after the five written exposure therapy sessions a majority of patients will no longer have symptoms severe enough to actually have PTSD as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (American Psychiatric Association © 2013).

Symptoms that persist following the written exposure therapy will be assessed. Individualized recommendations to address remaining problems will be provided as part of a “stepped-care model of treatment.”

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