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$250 - Discounts Available (details)

About this Training

Are you interested in expanding your toolbox for treating trauma with evidence-based treatment? Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CPT was developed in the late 1980s and has been shown to be effective in reducing PTSD symptoms related to various traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape, and natural disasters. CPT is endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, as well as the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, as a best practice for treating PTSD. Join this unique iteration of CPT training facilitated by clinicians of color who train and consult on this modality across the nation.

About Your Trainer


Dr. Kenyuatia L. Gash

Dr. Kenyuatia L. Gash is a doctorate level trained trauma expert and psychotherapist that has been working in the field of social work and mental health for 17 years. She is clinically Licensed as a Social Worker in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida. She is also a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a Master Addiction Counselor. Dr. Gash is the owner and
Clinical Director of KL Gash & Associates, LLC where she and her associates are dedicated to providing quality and comprehensive mental health services designed to meet the diverse needs of their clients. Dr. Gash specializes in PTSD, trauma, mood disorders, adjustment orders and identity challenges. In addition, Dr. Gash is a virtual staff psychotherapist with the Department of Veteran Affairs
where she provides evidenced-based treatment modalities to veterans struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety and other mental health stressors. In lieu of her primary duties for the past eight years she has been a Cognitive Processing Therapy Trainer and
Consultant as well as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-SUD Trainer and Consultant. In conjunction, Dr. Gash has a passion for serving individuals, especially Black Women who struggle with rejection, low self-esteem, abandonment issues, and self-acceptance stemming from the effects of father absenteeism and emotionally abusive mothers. Furthermore in an effort to continue to serve her community, Dr. Gash provides clinical supervision, mental health & behavioral consultations, trainings and workshops on wellness, trauma and mental health stabilization, professional & life development coaching services and is an adjunct professor for Shepherd University. Dr. Gash thrives on Strengthening, Empowering, and Transforming people, families, and communities by assisting them in addressing their challenges so they can START living a Life Full of Freedom, Wellness, and HARMONY!

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Dr. Celena Thompson

Dr. Celena Thompson has been working as a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia for over 21 years. Following completion of undergraduate studies at Duke University, graduate studies at Wright State University, and a predoctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Thompson resettled in the Hampton Roads area to become the Clinical Coordinator for a specialized program treating severely traumatized, underserved young women. Her early career was largely comprised of trauma work with adolescents in residential and correctional settings.  In addition to this, she has also worked at Eastern State Hospital as a forensic psychologist, providing both in depth psychological assessment and treatment for those requiring acute care in the residential
setting.  For the past eight years, she has worked with Veterans suffering from a wide range of traumatic experiences, both combat and noncombat related.  Through her work as a psychologist in the Veterans Affairs Medical Healthcare system, she has honed her acumen in the provision of evidenced based psychotherapies for PTSD, specifically Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure.  Her clinical expertise also spans the treatment of a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, substance use issues, etc.  Utilizing her compassionate presence and skills, Dr. Thompson feels that “It is truly my life’s calling to help others heal from these challenges and reclaim their lives.”

Frequently Asked Questions

This event costs $250

Paying COCOA members get free or discounted access to our trainings. The discounts are:

  • 25% off for Associate/Gold
  • 50% off for Legacy/Diamond

Sign up for the Clinicians of Color Online Academy (COCOA) to get access to discounts.

We will not be offering credits for this event.

Replays will be available for those who register for a limited time

You will get the Zoom link before the training begins. If you have any questions, you can email us academy@cliniciansofcolor.org

A list of upcoming trainings you can register can be found on our Event Calendar page.