Approximately 30% of individuals struggle with sleep deprivation. With insomnia being such a prevalent disorder that is linked to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression, dementia, and other physical and mental health related issues, the need for insomnia treatment is crucial.
This course will provide attendees a comprehensive evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach proven to be effective in the treatment of insomnia that participants can easily integrate into their clinical practice. Attendees will learn step-by-step therapeutic techniques that can be utilized with clients immediately.
This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Understand diagnosis, assessment and treatment indications.
b). Provide education on the functions of normal sleep and circadian rhythm and the affects of poor sleep quality and quantity.
c). Identify precipitating and perpetuating factors of insomnia as well as ways these can be defused.
d). Execute the various components of CBT-I, including sleep restriction and stimulus control.
e). Apply individualized sleep-wake schedules to enhance sleep efficiency through sleep restriction.
f). Target your client’s thoughts, behaviors, and emotions that disrupt sleep.
g). Apply skills to calm the mind and manage stress.
h). Recognize and address comorbidities and primary conditions commonly associated with insomnia and for whom CBT-I may not be appropriate.
The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Jessica Bergstrom, Psy.D.
Material Author(s): Jessica Bergstrom, Psy.D.
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