We all know the necessity of sleep –yet we often overlook addressing it in therapy. Your clients with PTSD, anxiety, depression and chronic pain are struggling with symptoms of those disorders, and everything is made worse when they aren’t able to sleep.
If your clients aren’t sleeping, do you know what to do about it?
In this recording, I’ll show you successful, proven techniques I’ve developed over the last decade on how to optimize your clients’ sleep – without medication! You don’t need to be a sleep specialist to implement these strategies in your office.
Discover evidence-based strategies to help your clients increase energy during the day, sleep more deeply and re-initiate sleep after it’s been disrupted. In addition, you’ll learn how to easily integrate these strategies into existing treatment for trauma, anxiety, depression and chronic pain.
Watch and discover:
New tools to assess for sleep quality & sleep disorders other than insomnia
Strategies to address conditioned wakefulness and restore your clients’ sleep drives
Sleep logs, worksheets and other tools to use in your clinical practice
Specific interventions for clients with comorbid PTSD, anxiety, depression or chronic pain
Add insomnia treatment to your therapeutic toolbox!
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.
Colleen E. Carney, Ph.D., is on faculty in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University, where she is director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory. She is a leading expert in psychological treatments for insomnia, particularly in the context of co-occurring mental health issues. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and she has over 100 publications on insomnia.
She frequently trains students and mental health providers in CBT for Insomnia at invited workshops throughout North America and at international conferences. Dr. Carney is a passionate advocate for improving the availability of treatment for those with insomnia and other health problems. For more information, please visit www.drcolleencarney.com.
Financial: Colleen Carney is a professor at Ryerson University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Colleen Carney is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association; and the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Select assessment tools that screen for other sleep disorders and identify insomnia treatment targets as it relates to case conceptualization.
Teach clients about the science of sleep, causes of chronic insomnia and the impact on overall mental health.
Explore three models of insomnia treatment and implementation issues for different practice settings.
Modify insomnia treatment interventions for use with clients who have co-occurring issues such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety or PTSD.
Setup treatment strategies that clients can easily implement to manage fatigue.
Collaboratively design a sleep schedule with clients using a sleep diary to improve sleep efficiency and daytime functioning.
The elements of insomnia
Goals of assessment
Other sleep disorders
When to make a referral to a sleep clinic
Take-home assessment tools
Limitations of the research & potential risks
Case Study: Sleep phase delay vs. insomnia
Stimulus Control (SC): Address Conditioned Arousal to Reduce Wakefulness
Psychoeducation for your client
Rules for reassociating the bed with sleep
Fatigue management strategies to eliminate napping
Ideas for late-night activities
Case Study: Is the client a candidate for stimulus control?
Sleep Restriction Therapy (SRT): Restore the Sleep Drive to Improve Sleep Quality
How to present rationale to your client
Calculate time-in-bed prescription
Placing the time-in-bed window
Identify & overcome obstacles to adherence
How to combine SC & SRT effectively
Case Study: Would you increase time in bed?
Counterarousal Strategies: Five MustKnow Strategies to Quiet an Active Mind
Establish a buffer zone
Scheduled thinking time
Combat excessive rumination
Cognitive Therapy: Identify and Change Distorted Thoughts about Sleep
Case Study: Interpreting thought records
Modify Insomnia Treatment for Clients with Comorbid Disorders
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.