Date of Paper


Type of Paper

Clinical research paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


Social Work

First Advisor

Kari Fletcher


Master of Social Work


This systematic review examined the literature regarding veterans experiencing PTSD and the use of group Cognitive Processing Therapy as an intervention. Two databases, PILOTS and socINDEX, were used to identify the 10 best studies that met criteria for this review. The 10 studies were analyzed and findings for this study supported group Cognitive Processing Therapy in reducing symptoms of PTSD for veterans. Furthermore, this study compared findings from studies done in residential PTSD programs compared to non-residential programs. Initial findings show residential treatment programs seeing more improvements and reduction in PTSD than those in non-residential treatment programs. The limitations and recommendations for future research are also discussed.

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