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Sexual Trauma

About to have CPT but I have blocked and dissociated so much that I am uncertain if it will be helpful. It is in regards to sexual trauma. Also – I minimize a lot and have done that in this case as well. Do you think CPT will be beneficial even if I don’t remember much about the incident?

Sexual Trauma


A: I do think it will be helpful as Cognitive Processing Therapy is specifically designed for use in recovery from sexual trauma. Here is a link to a review of the effectiveness

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Sexual Trauma

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2018). Sexual Trauma. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 12, 2018, from


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