Don’t miss a rare opportunity to attend a masterclass in Australia with world leading expert Professor Patricia Resick.

Professor Resick is an expert on posttraumatic stress disorder, an architect of Cognitive Processing Therapy, and is at the forefront of research and dissemination work in this proven treatment for PTSD.

Prof Patricia Resick

Phoenix Australia is proud to present this  exclusive opportunity to Australian practitioners to spend two days with Professor Resick learning in-depth how to conduct Cognitive Processing Therapy.


Masterclasses will be held in Sydney and Melbourne.


Research has shown that Cognitive Processing Therapy significantly reduces the symptoms of PTSD and comorbid conditions in trauma survivors. Practitioners throughout the world are using Cognitive Processing Therapy to successfully treat survivors of trauma including rape, assault, child abuse, combat, and accidents.


The 2-day masterclass is intended for practitioners who wish to learn in-depth how to conduct Cognitive Processing Therapy.


Places in the masterclasses are limited and available on a first-in basis.


With the aid of expert video demonstrations and skills rehearsal, this interactive training program consists of a two-day workshop and three follow-up consultations. This will give you the skills and confidence to deliver CPT to people affected by a wide range of traumatic events. A comprehensive treatment manual* including client handouts is provided.


The Melbourne masterclass will be held at The Blackman, a unique and inspiring contemporary hotel on St Kilda Rd.


The Sydney masterclass will be held at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, where heritage meets modern luxury.


Melbourne  May 22-23 2019 – Closed

Sydney  May 30-31 2019 – Closed

Course content

  • The theoretical basis for CPT
  • Delivering CPT: session by session
  • Rehearsal of key CPT skills
  • Addressing common difficulties in therapy
  • Managing comorbid mental health conditions
  • Treating complex PTSD


Who should attend?

Specialist mental health providers who provide treatment and support services to adults with PTSD and wish to learn in-depth how to conduct Cognitive Processing Therapy.



2-day workshop with Professor Resick followed by three small-group consultations via teleconference with an experienced Phoenix Australia CPT trainer.


Continuing Professional Development

The training program provides a total of 17 CPD hours – the 2-day workshop provides 14 hours, and the consultations a further 3 hours.



$1150 (inc GST)



Patricia A Resick, PhD, ABPP is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University. Professor Resick’s specialty is in understanding and treating the effects of traumatic events, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She developed and tested Cognitive Processing Therapy, an effective short-term treatment for PTSD. She served as President of ISTSS and ABCT. Professor Resick has received numerous awards for her research, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from two divisions of APA.