Full Course Description

Intensive Training: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I): Evidence-based Insomnia Interventions for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain, TBI, Sleep Apnea and Nightmares

Program Information



  1. Select assessment tools that screen for other sleep disorders and identify insomnia treatment targets as it relates to case conceptualization.
  2. Teach clients about the science of sleep and the causes of chronic insomnia for purposes of client psychoeducation.
  3. Ascertain key perpetuating factors for chronic insomnia to understand the etiology of chronic insomnia.
  4. Collaboratively design a sleep schedule with clients using a sleep diary to improve client’s sleep efficiency and daytime functioning.
  5. Combine stimulus control and sleep restriction therapy to address the three major causes of chronic insomnia.
  6. Select counter-arousal strategies to target hyper arousal in clients.
  7. Modify a client’s distorted beliefs about sleep using cognitive therapy techniques to improve adherence and decrease sleep related anxiety.
  8. Explore three models of CBT-I delivery and implementation issues for different practice settings.
  9. Select CBT-I treatment components to target perpetuating factors in clients with comorbid insomnia.
  10. Use cognitive and behavioral strategies to improve adherence with depressed clients.
  11. Modify treatment recommendations for clients who have symptoms of high sleep anxiety.
  12. Anticipate and resolve common treatment challenges in clients with PTSD such as sleep avoidance, fear of loss of vigilance and nightmare awakenings.
  13. Apply CBT-I techniques to clients with mild traumatic brain injury.
  14. Develop strategies to re-associate bed with sleep in clients with chronic pain.
  15. Combine CBT-I with a guided hypnotic taper to reduce rebound insomnia and psychological dependence in clients who wish to decrease or discontinue their use of sleep medication.
  16. Implement clinical treatment strategies to improve CPAP adherence in clients with co occurring obstructive sleep apnea.
  17. Combine behavioral interventions with evidence-based strategies, such as light therapy and strategically-timed melatonin, to “reset the clock” in clients with circadian rhythm sleep disorders.
  18. Use imagery rehearsal therapy to improve frequency and intensity of recurrent nightmares in clients with or without PTSD.
  19. Practice using advanced case formulation techniques to accurately select combination and order of CBT-I components.

Copyright : 14/03/2018