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Treating Insomnia: Evidence-Based Strategies to Help Your Clients Sleep
Treating Insomnia: Evidence-Based Strategies to Help Your Clients Sleep

Where:  PALO ALTO, CA

When:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

One of the biggest mistakes you as a clinician can make is NOT asking about the client’s sleeping habits. We all know the necessity of sleep – especially for those who are depressed, anxious, obsessively worried, or in chronic pain – yet often we overlook this. And worse, we think there’s nothing we can do to help them.

Join me, Colleen Carney, and I’ll show you successful, proven techniques I’ve developed over nearly 20 years on how to optimize your clients sleep – without medication!

Discover evidence-based strategies to help your clients increase energy during the day, sleep more deeply, and re-initiate sleep after hot flashes, panic attacks or nightmares. The strategies I will show you can be easily integrated into existing treatment for depression, chronic pain, trauma and anxiety.

Take the next step and join me today, I will help you learn new assessment tools, step-by-step CBT, and counter-arousal strategies that your client can immediately use. My engaging workshops will include discussion of case vignettes, experiential exercises, examples of sleep logs and other tools to use in your clinical practice.

  • Harness sleep drive to override mental over-activity
  • Use rumination as a trigger for more adaptive strategies
  • Mindfulness strategies to help with sleep and fatigue
Objectives:
  1. Identify sleep disorders which require referrals to a sleep center.
  2. Integrate strategies to build a stronger drive for deep sleep.
  3. Discuss why CBT-I is effective for clients with co-occurring issues such as pain, depression, anxiety or trauma.
  4. List treatment strategies clients can easily implement to manage their fatigue.
  5. Design behavioral experiments for clients to test unhelpful beliefs about sleep.
  6. Identify conditioned arousal and teach clients strategies to reverse it.
OUTLINE

Sleep Regulation
  • Sleep homeostasis
  • Behaviors that interfere with the build-up of sleep-drive
  • The circadian system
  • Behaviors that interfere with optimal timing of sleep
  • Arousal system: behaviors that cause conditioned arousal and cognitive emotional hyperarousal
Assessment
  • How to get useful information from sleep diaries
  • The difference between sleepiness and fatigue
  • When to make a referral to a sleep clinic
  • Other assessment issues
Sleep Medications
  • Why some medications do not work
  • CBT-I as the most effective and longer lasting treatment
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
  • Sleep Restriction Therapy (SRT): Restore the Sleep Drive
    • Calculate optimal time-in-bed prescription
    • Collaborate on the best “sleep window”
    • Special cases: when to use sleep compression instead
  • Stimulus Control (SC): Addressing Conditioned Arousal
    • Select an optimal standard rise time
    • Fatigue management strategies to eliminate napping
    • Special cases: when to use counter control instead
    • Combining SC and SRT in one-session CBT-I
Counter-arousal Strategies
  • Identify and change negative thoughts that keep people awake
  • Behavioral experiments
  • Thought records
  • The buffer zone
  • Socratic questioning
  • Structured, scheduled problem-solving
  • Mindfulness
  • Troubleshooting difficulties with adherence
  • High sleep anxiety vs. high arousal
  • Awakenings from pain, hot flashes, panic or nightmares
  • Using light and activation in those with depression
Modifications to CBT for Insomnia in Complex Cases & Comorbidity
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Implementation Issues
  • Relapse prevention
  • Delivery Issues

COLLEEN E. CARNEY, PH.D.

Colleen E. Carney, Ph.D., has been solving sleep issues for the past 15+ years. She is a leading expert in psychological treatments for insomnia, particularly in the context of co-occurring mental health issues.

Dr. Carney is the director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University. 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



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Colleen Carney is a professor at Ryerson University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Colleen Carney is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association; and the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).
ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

CALIFORNIA ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #: OS-03-036-1017. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


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This activity meets the criteria for a American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity PESI, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities.

This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours.

CALIFORNIA NURSES: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. Please bring your license number to the seminar; certificates of successful completion will not be issued without your license number.


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