Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBTi)

Date: May 5, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location:  Live Online
Email: [email protected]

Dates: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19/20 

Time: 9:00-10:30 AM 

Enrollment Limited: 15

Contact Hours: 4.5

CEU’s: 4.5 

 Insomnia is defined as poor sleep that is associated with distress and/or daytime consequences, including impairment in functioning or mood. Insomnia can lead to poor mental health, or can be a consequence of poor mental health. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is an empirically validated brief psychotherapy with evidence of long-term improvements in sleep for people with and without psychiatric comorbidities. CBTi addresses behavioral components to sleep (e.g. stimulus control, sleep restriction therapy), cognitive components (beliefs about sleep and sleep related anxiety), and physiological components (reducing hyperarousal). In this three-part course, participants will be introduced to the rationale for CBTi, learn the tools involved in implementing it, and become familiar with how to manage common comorbidities and challenges in implementation. 

Method: Live Online, Lecture, discussion. 


Learning Objectives: 

· Understand the sleep cycle and common patterns of normal and disordered sleep 

· Understand Spielman's model and the difference between predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors in insomnia 

· Identify which clients would be appropriate candidates for CBTi 

· Learn how to teach stimulus control and sleep restriction therapy to clients 

· Learn about the cognitive component to insomnia and how to address it with clients 

· Become familiar with how common psychiatric comorbidities may influence CBTi 


Instructor: Rachel Held, PhD  

Location: 141 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale 


Cost: $250 

Westchester Jewish Community Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW0067. 

Please note: To receive CE credits, one must attend the entirety of the class. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the class. Therefore, late arrival or an early departure of greater than 10 minutes constitutes not attending a class in its entirety. To document attendance, participants must sign in and out of the class and complete an evaluation at the end of each class.

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