6.0 clock hour Continuing Education Credits are provided as a recorded session if you pass the post-test following the course video content. The certificate of completion will be emailed to you within 10 minutes after passing the post-test.
Content Areas: Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship
Wellness and Prevention
A Step by Step, Practical Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Insomnia disorder poses a significant challenge for clinicians in both medical and mental health settings. It is a precursor to other disorders, persists even after treating co-existing disorders, and is associated with worse outcomes when treating comorbid conditions. Fortunately, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) provides a very brief (i.e., 2-4 session) and effective treatment option for clients with chronic insomnia. However, despite many clinicians reporting familiarity with CBT-I, updates to both the diagnostic criteria for Insomnia Disorder and CBT-I itself are often overlooked. Gaps in knowledge include believing that “we don’t diagnose or treat insomnia when there is a comorbid condition”, “we all need 8 hours of sleep” or “sleep hygiene is effective”. To address these knowledge gaps, a practical and clinical 6-hour workshop led by a sleep specialist will provide updates and step-by-step guidance on using CBT-I for comorbid insomnia. Replacing outdated sleep hygiene advice with CBT-I strategies, and learning to tailor treatment to clients with complex issues, can lead to better sleep and improved well-being for clients.
After the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the three things that cause chronic insomnia to their clients
2. Address conditioned arousal (i.e., the tendency to become alert when trying to sleep)
3. Collaborate with clients in developing an optimized, tailored time-in-bed schedule
4. Help clients design tests of sleep-interfering beliefs such as “I need to exert effort to sleep”.
5. Encourage clients to use strategies to manage fears of sleeplessness and fatigue
6. Adapt strategies to accommodate diverse clientele (e.g., those who cannot leave the room during stimulus control)
Other Course Information: Partial credit/partial attendance is not allowed for this course.
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Colleen E Carney, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Colleen Carney is a Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University and the Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory. They are the President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Behavioral Sleep Medicine Special Interest Group. Dr. Carney is a leading expert on the cognitive behavioural insomnia treatment for those with comorbid illness. They have over 25 years of experience in behavioural sleep medicine, with over 100 publications, including 12 books on CBT for insomnia. Dr. Carney trains students and professionals in behavioural sleep medicine internationally and is a passionate advocate for improving access to evidence-based treatments for insomnia.
NATIONAL BOARD OF CERTIFIED COUNSELORS (NBCC)
Counselor’s Choice Award has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education
Provider, ACEP No. 7344. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
Counselor's Choice Award Continuing Education is an National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Washington State Chapter Approved Continuing Education Provider and offers approved clock hours for events that meet Washington State CE Counselors requirements. This workshop has been approved for CEs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (Provider #1975-490)
OKLAHOMA STATE BOARD OF LICENSED ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELORS
Counselor's Choice Award Continuing Education is an Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and offers OSBLADC-approved clock hours for events that meet Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (Provider #20230154)