CPT Coach

CPT Coach app

  • An app for people who are experiencing ongoing PTSD symptoms.
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CPT Coach app By US Department of Veterans Affairs


  • Based on cognitive processing therapy (CPT) principles.
  • Tasks.
  • Reminders.
  • Worksheets.
  • Education and information.
Clinical review 

4 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? Yes
  • Require a login? No
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? Yes
  • Require internet access to use? Yes

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Cost Free
How to get the app

CPT app is for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to be used together with guidance from a health professional. The app has education about PTSD symptoms and a step-by-step, session-by-session approach to following the assessments that correspond with each of week of CPT treatment.

The app also has a variety of prompts and reminders, from scheduling appointments to reminders for homework. For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


✔ Easy to use and navigate your way around.

✔ Good clear graphics.

Can also return to previous sessions.

Session by session sequential structure is very useful.

✔ Good balance of theory and practice exercises.

✔ Informative readings.

 Clear to use and coordinate with client and therapist.

✔ Assessment tracks progress over time.

Does not say what the assessment tool is.

✘ No statements regarding risk to clients or who the app is not suitable for.

✘ More complex concepts do require therapist input.

✘ References for further topic readings would be good.

Clinical review

4 star review

: Tina Earl, Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Date of review: May 2020
Version: 2.4 (2018)
Platform: Apple
Comments: This app is most useful for people who experiencing ongoing PTSD symptoms, to help them with processing trauma and recovery through decrease of intrusive thoughts and emotions. Addressing these strong effects may lead to escape and avoidance which thereby prevents their processing. Overall the app has good presentation, is user friendly and has good content – it is likely to appeal to users and provides a functional treatment tool. 
Safety concerns: A cautionary statement is needed regarding who this app might not be suitable for, and a statement about personal safety and risk.
New Zealand relevance: Suitable for a New Zealand audience, but may not be appropriate for cultural groups unless adapted.

This app has been reviewed by other independent websites:

CPT Coach(external link) PsyberGuide

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