Adequate sleep is the foundation to optimal emotional, behavioral, social, and physical health functioning. Unfortunately, problems associated with sleep are a common issue among individuals in the general population, with even higher rates reported among those diagnosed with a mental illness and/or chemical health disorder. As such, it is imperative for these impacted individuals to receive appropriate supports and services from mental health and substance use treatment professionals who understand the complexities of sleep dysfunction. Designed for professionals working in mental health and substance abuse treatment settings, this training provides attendees with a working understanding of the causes, consequences, and interventions associated with sleep disturbances and disorders among client-based populations. Special emphasis is placed on implications for screening, intake, and treatment and discharge planning throughout this training. Empirically based research findings and case study examples will be highlighted throughout this training.
This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Examine common sleep-related disorders.
b). Develop a working knowledge of the behavioral, emotional, social, and physical health consequences associated with sleep disturbances.
c). Discuss screening options appropriate for clients impacted by sleep disturbances.
d). Learn about treatment and intervention options for clients impacted by sleep disturbances.
e). Explore the implications sleep disturbances have on the mental health and substance use treatment systems.
f). Acquire a basic understanding of the existing empirical research on sleep disorders.
Mental Health Clinicians, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers, and Healthcare Workers.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS
Material Author(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS
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