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CPT Coach

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CPT Coach was designed for Veterans, Servicemembers and others with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who are participating in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with a professional mental health care provider and want to use a CPT App in conjunction with their therapy. The App is designed to improve rates of patient participation in treatment and, as a result, treatment outcomes. Additionally, the App is designed to help providers follow published treatment protocol.


  • An assessment tool for tracking symptoms and progress
  • CPT homework assignments and worksheets for each session
  • Reminders for therapy sessions
  • Educational materials about CPT and its treatment components

Trauma survivors often have ways of thinking about the world that can cause emotional distress and disrupt their daily activities, as they avoid various people, places and situations to avoid thinking about their traumatic experience. To reduce symptoms of PTSD and improve functioning, survivors can work to process their thoughts and feelings about their trauma, so that they are more comfortable with difficult memories. CPT focuses on enhancing processing of the trauma and reducing avoidance behaviors. The CPT Coach App augments therapy by making it easier for patients to complete the necessary practice assignments, as well as by providing convenient educational material, support and reminders.

CPT Coach is not a self-help tool for patients. It is designed to be used interactively by both clinician and patient as an aide to face-to-face treatment using CPT principles. A requirement for successful use of this App by health care providers is formal clinical training in CPT. This App does not provide training in CPT and will not serve as a substitute for this training.

  • CPT Coach Home Screen
  • CPT Coach Top Level Menu Items

Need to Know

  • CPT Coach is not intended to be used as self-help without the guidance of a professional mental health care provider.
  • The App contains support materials for a complete course of CPT to help patients manage their treatment, including between session assignments, readings, PTSD symptom monitoring and mobile versions of CPT worksheets.
  • CPT has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for PTSD from both civilian and military-related traumas.

CPT Coach is available for Apple mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and will be available for Android phones and tablets in 2014.

Training material coming soon...

If you have technical trouble using this app, please contact the VA Mobile Health Help Desk for Veterans at (877) 470-5947 and VA Care Teams at (844) 482-6624, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p. m. CT for TTY assistance, dial 711.

Help Desk
VA Care Teams: (844) 482-6624
Veterans: (877) 470-5947
Weekdays 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (CT)

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VHA Office of Connected Care (10P8), 375AA
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Washington, DC 20420