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Sep 5, 2019
Insomnia: Treatment Expertise Using CBT-I
Facilitated by Dr. Gregg D Jacobs

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Intended Audience

 

Clinicians who treat patients with insomnia as a primary or comorbid disorder.

 

Abstract

 

Chronic insomnia is highly prevalent as a primary or co-morbid disorder. CBT-I is now considered the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia due to its superior long-term efficacy, lack of side effects, and patient preference. It is also the most efficacious psychological therapy for a health problem. It improves sleep in 70-80% of patients, is more effective than sleeping pills and reduces or eliminates sleeping pills in the vast majority of patients, and doubles the improvement rates of depression compared to antidepressant medication alone in depressed patients with insomnia. It also improves other co-morbidities including pain and fibromyalgia, substance abuse, PTSD, and menopausal hot flashes. As a result, chronic insomnia is now considered an independent disorder that should be treated separately from co-morbid conditions.

 

 

Compared to CBT-I, sedative-hypnotics are associated with significant side effects and dangers including elevated mortality risk that has resulted in new FDA black box warnings about the potentially fatal side effects of Ambien, Lunesta, and Sonata. As a result of the black box warning, more patients and their physicians will be choosing CBT-I as a safe and more effective treatment option.  However, there is a dire shortage of clinicians and sleep clinics with expertise in CBT-I due to a scarcity of training opportunities in this area.

 

 

This workshop will enable clinicians to develop competence in CBT-I using an empirically and clinically validated CBT-I protocol. It is based on almost three decades of clinical practice and research at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center  involving over 10,000 insomnia patients and a landmark federally-funded study conducted at Harvard Medical School by Gregg D. Jacobs, Ph.D. and colleagues  demonstrating that the same CBT-I protocol  was more effective than Ambien ((Jacobs, GD, et al. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Pharmacotherapy for Insomnia: a Randomized Controlled Trial and Direct Comparison. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004, 164: 1888-96).

 

 

The workshop includes a brief CBT-I training manual for clinicians. A more detailed, 200 page CBT-I clinician training manual will be available for a significantly reduced price of $75 (normally $195 for solo practitioners). The manual includes step-by-step treatment manuals for use with individuals and groups and all program materials (relaxation techniques compact disk, sleep diaries, progress summaries, and brochures) for implementing CBT-I in clinical practice.

 

 

 

Learning Objectives & Topics
Attendees will learn:

  • Empirical support for CBT-I
  • Sleep and insomnia: basic concepts
  • Sleep medications used to treat insomnia
  • Assessment of insomnia patients
  • Rationale for, and implementation of, CBT-I techniques including cognitive restructuring, sleep scheduling, stimulus control, relaxation, sleep hygiene, and sleep medication tapering and a sleep diary
  • Sample case studies

 

Program Format & Schedule 

 

Morning:

Empirical support for CBT-I

Sleep and insomnia: basic concepts

Sleep medications used to treat insomnia

Assessment of insomnia patients

 

Afternoon:

Rationale for, and implementation of, CBT-I techniques including cognitive restructuring, sleep scheduling, stimulus control, relaxation, sleep hygiene, and sleep medication tapering and a sleep diary

Sample case studies

Q&A and discussion

 

 

 

Date             Thursday 05 September 2019

 

Time             9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Location      Sandman Signature South Hotel, 10111 Ellerslie Rd SW, Edmonton, AB, T6X 0J3

 

 

Presenter

 

  Dr. Gregg D. Jacobs is a sleep psychologist and has spent thirty years researching and disseminating CBT-I.  His CBT-I research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including the Archives of Internal Medicine. He has taught his insomnia program to over 10,000 patients; HMOs such as Kaiser Permanente; and, Fortune 500 companies such as Reebok, Fidelity, John Hancock, and Raytheon. His CBT-I program has also been used by major insurers such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Dr. Jacobs is the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia (New York: Henry Holt) which has been translated into eight languages. He has been described by the Wall Street Journal as a "pioneer in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia”.

 

 

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

 

The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists.  This workshop is offered for six (6.0) hours of CE Credit.  Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits.  Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits.  PAA maintains responsibility for the program.

 

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:

 

Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by writing to the PAA office.  Cancellations received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Education activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $25.00 + gst processing fee.  PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided.

 

Non-members please e-mail brittany@paa-ab.ca to register


Registration Fees

Early Bird
(by Jul 25, 2019)
Jul 25, 2019
and after
PAA Members & Affiliate Members $200.00 $225.00
PAA Student Members $140.00 $165.00
PAA Provisional Members $140.00 $165.00
Non-Members $265.00 $290.00

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