Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: From Development to Dissemination
Patricia A. Resick, PhD, ABPP, is the Director of the Women¿s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System. She is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University. Dr. Resick received her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Georgia. Over her career, she also served on the faculties of the University of South Dakota, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she held an endowed professorship. Dr. Resick has received grants from NIH, NIJ, CDC, SAMHSA, VA and DoD to provide services and conduct research on the effects of traumatic events, particularly on women, and to develop and test therapeutic interventions for PTSD. Specifically, she developed and tested Cognitive Processing Therapy, an effective short term treatment for PTSD and corollary symptoms. She has published five books and over 175 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Resick has served on the editorial boards of eight scientific journals and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She has served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies for nine years including terms as Secretary, Vice-President, and President (2009). She has been a Board Member for the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (now ABCT) for two terms. She served as President during 2003-2004.