Presenter: Donn Posner, Ph.D., DBSM & Michael L. Perlis, Ph.D.
This 2 day basic seminar is an intensive educational experience that covers a diversity of subjects related to the etiology and pathophysiology of insomnia and to the assessment and treatment of insomnia. Successful completion of this seminar is intended to position experienced therapists to begin practice with CBT-I in the context of an apprenticeship model and further continuing education activities.
- Articulate the basics of sleep nomenclature including sleep period, phase, continuity, and architecture.
- Discriminate acute insomnia from Insomnia Disorder and articulate the importance of treating the chronic form as a specifically targeted co-morbidity.
- Evaluate the common medications used in the treatment of insomnia and understand their relative strengths and weaknesses.
- Communicate the relative efficacy of pharmacotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapies for insomnia.
- Communicate the evidence for the efficacy of CBT-I for both primary and co-morbid insomnia disorder.
- Apply the principles of the Spielman model of insomnia and employ it in the delivery of CBT-I.
- Apply the principles of Borbely’s two-process model of sleep regulation and demonstrate how to utilize this concept in the deployment of CBT-I.
- Score and analyze patient sleep diary data, and create a treatment plan based upon the data in the course of CBT-I treatment.
- Apply the techniques of Sleep Restriction therapy to the treatment of chronic insomnia.
- Apply the techniques of Stimulus Control to the treatment of chronic insomnia
- Educate patients in sleep hygiene principles and tailor to individual needs.
- Apply the techniques of cognitive therapeutic strategies to the treatment of chronic insomnia.
- Calculate sleep efficiency and titrate patient sleep windows
- Anticipate, identify and problem solve common resistances in CBT-I.
- Implement an action plan to establish optimal total sleep times.
- Implement an action plan to prevent patient relapse.
Meet the Speakers
Donn Posner, Ph.D., DBSM is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is currently working as a clinical/research psychologist at the Palo Alto VA, and consulting on a number of grants exploring the effects of CBT-I in Gulf War Veterans and Veterans with insomnia and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Prior to his role at the VA he spent 25 years serving as the Director of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals, and was also the Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine for the Sleep Disorders Center of Lifespan Hospitals. Finally, he was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. In his years at Brown he worked treating Sleep and Anxiety Disorders in at Rhode Island Hospital, and contributed to its administrative leadership and research mission. Dr. Posner is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is one of the first Certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine specialists recognized by that group. He is also a founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and he has also now achieved the status of Diplomate with the SBSM which is the highest level of qualification and competency they bestow.
Michael L. Perlis, Ph.D is an Associate Professor in the Psychiatry Dept and School of Nursing Program at the University of Pennsylvania as well as the Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Perlis is internationally known for his work in the area of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM). He is a coauthor of the first text book in this field and he is the senior author of a published CBT-I treatment manual and a larger text summarizing all BSM treatments. He has published, as an author or co-author, more than 150 articles and chapters on sleep research related topics and he serves on the editorial boards of Sleep, the Journal of Sleep Research, the journal of Sleep Medicine Research, the journal of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and the journal of Health Psychology. Dr. Perlis has also served as a member, or chair, of several committees and task forces of the Sleep Research Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and he was the assistant chair for the training program of the SRS for five years. Finally, Dr. Perlis was one of the five organizing and founding members of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM). He also served as the SBSM’s first president (2010-2011).
Continuing Education Credits
15 contact hours will be earned
Approved by the following boards:
MN Board of Behavioral Health: LADC: 2019.CE.ADC.003 LPC/LPCC: 2019.CD.019
MN Board of MFT: 2019-011
MN Board of Social Work: CEP-622
MN Board of Psychology: 201901.454
Agenda for Friday & Saturday
7:30am – 8:00am – Registration
8:00am – 12:00pm – Training
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch on your own
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Training
This is a two day event. You must be able to attend both days of this CBT-I Workshop to receive the CE’s.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this seminar, please contact Sue Vanek at Events@NystromCounseling.com or at 218-829-9307 ext. 2636
Seats Available: 16
Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. - Business & Training Facility
1200 West County Road E
Arden Hills, MN 55112