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 www.PTSDInstitute.com. 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.”