Seminar Detail

Advanced CBT-I 2014
Advanced CBT-I 2014


When:  Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Other ways to Register: Call (800) 844-8260  
Day One: Thursday, April 17th

7:30 am – Check in/Morning Coffee

8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Program Schedule
  • Lecture on alternative delivery systems (phone, internet, skype)
  • Lecture on alternative measurement of sleep (actigraphy, zeo, etc.)
  • Lecture on adjuvant and/or alternative treatments (e.g., bright light, ISR and sleep compression)

12:30 to 1:30 pm – Lunch on your own
  • Lecture on interpreting PSG reports
  • Lecture on combo Tx (Meds and CBT-I)
  • Lecture on Med Titration

Day Two: Friday, April 18th

7:30 am – Check in/Morning Coffee

8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Program Schedule
  • Lecture on treating complex cases
  • Case Presentations by Donn Posner and Michael Perlis

12:00 to 1:00 pm – Lunch on your own
  • Case Presentations by Attendees

Day Three: Saturday, April 19th

7:30 am – Check in/Morning Coffee

8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Program Schedule
  • Review of classical resistances
  • Remaining Attendee Cases

12:00 to 1:00 pm – Lunch on your own
  • Role Plays/Case Studies

The course is cosponsored by the following at Upenn
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • The Division of Sleep Medicine and the Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology
  • The Biobehavioral and Health Sciences Division of the School of Nursing

If you have questions about registration, please write the course admin person (Patti Johnson – or me,
HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms have been reserved at Loews Hotel Center City Philadelphia, PA. Special room rates of $149.99 plus tax are available for April 16, 17, 18, 2014 while supplies last OR reserved by March 28, 2014. For more information on the hotel,
  • The course is meant for only people who have attended the Basic Course (exceptions may, however, be granted)
  • The course has a participant component:
We are requesting that all attendees submit a case study report for this course. This is not required but is preferred. The submission should be 1) tendered through the Case Studies Archive worksheet; and 2) formatted based on a Power Point template we will provide upon submission/request ( If you elect to submit a case, we will rebate you $50 following your attendance at the Advanced Course. If you elect to both submit and present a case (and field questions and comments), we will rebate you $100 following your attendance at the Advanced Course.
Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the relative merits of conducting CBT-I in person, by phone, by Skype and other tele-heath technologies
  2. Describe the advanced models of Insomnia e.g., The Lundh Model, the Neurocognitive Model, the Harvey Model/Psychobiological Inhibition Model, etc.)
  3. Describe what actigraphy is; discuss the relative merits of the various equipment alternatives; conduct actigraphy as part of practice; obtain and interpret actigraphic data
  4. Interpret PSG reports and utilize them to good effect as part of regular practice
  5. Review history and physical and clinical chemistries documents and utilize them to assist in the determination of whether CBT-I is indicated
  6. Present a case from one’s practice and to discuss in detail the case conceptualization, the outcomes, and the strengths and weaknesses of the treatment delivery
  7. Discuss a wide array of common patient resistances and strategies for addressing these issues
  8. Prepare oneself for eligibility for the AASM (ABSM)’s BSM exam


Michael L. Perlis, PhD 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. His research includes neurocognitive phenomena in insomnia, the cognitive and/or behavior effects of sedative hypnotics and placebos, the development of alternative treatment approaches for insomnia, and sleep in depression. His work has been, and continues to be, funded by the National Institutes of Health and he has published more than 100 articles and chapters on the sleep research related topics.

In addition to his academic endeavors, he has served on the editorial boards of Sleep, the Journal of Sleep Research, the journal of Sleep Medicine Research and the journal of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. 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 a founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and served as the society's first president (2010-2011).


Donn Posner, PhD., has been actively engaged in the treatment of sleep-disordered patients for the past twenty-one years. He sees a wide variety of patients, including those with Primary and Co-morbid Insomnia, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Sleep Apnea, and Narcolepsy. In addition, half of his practice is involved with anxiety disorders and the behavioral treatment of such problems as Panic Disorder, GAD, OCD, PTSD, and Social Phobia. For the last sixteen years he has served as the lead supervisor and mentor for a sleep medicine and anxiety disorders rotation in the Behavioral Medicine track of the Brown Clinical Psychology internship. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and became one of the first certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine specialists recognized by that group.


Michael A. Grander, PhD., is a licensed clinical psychologist. His research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviors are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurobehavioral functioning, mental health, and longevity. He is currently studying how sleep patterns are related to health and functioning, and the social, environmental, and behavioral factors that determine how we sleep. He has extensive experience working with actigraphy with over 10 years in both research and clinical applications.

Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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