Date: 18 May 2024 to 19 May 2024

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia

Event Notes:

Course Overview

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide advanced training to clinical psychologists, social workers, PhD/NP level nurses and physicians in the practice of CBT-I. The workshop is roughly evenly split between didactics and active learning exercises. The learning exercises (Day 2 & 3) include e.g., case presentations and role plays. The lectures (Day 1 & 2) cover several topics including advanced models of insomnia, actigraphy, interpreting PSG reports, alternative treatment strategies (e.g., sleep compression, bright light treatment, etc.), alternative treatment delivery modes (e.g. group, telehealth, etc.) and issues regarding medication titration. The programme should position clinicians to more effectively deal with complex issues and cases. This training, along with other CE workshops, supervised practice, a past case load of 10 or more cases, and a reasonable programme of self-study (readings and videos) should adequately prepare individuals for the certification exams.

The courses are open to applicants from all countries. Competence in understanding spoken English is required.

About the course

CBT-I Basic course is a 2 two day course

Proffessors Jason Ellis, Michael Perlis and Donn Posner deliver this course through a series of interactive lectures and concrete examples of how to conduct therapy.

The course is aimed at:

  • health professionals with an interest in psychological sleep interventions can learn the process of providing empirically validated CBT-I
  • Practising sleep medicine clinicians may expand or refine their CBT-I skills

What you will learn

Aims and objectives

The aim of these courses is to provide the relevant information from which the learner can

  • Identify
  • Assess
  • Diagnose cases of insomnia
  • Manage cases (with peer supervision) using the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Course content

  • The definition of insomnia
  • An overview of therapy components
  • The review of the framework for treatment
  • A session by session guide
  • Case examples and eligibility for CBT-I