Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

2014 Basic CBT-I Seminar: October 30 - November 1, 2014  Philadelphia, PA

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Upcoming Seminar: Advanced Practice of CBT-I


Thursday-Saturday, April 16-18 2015


Location TBD: Check for updates!


Patti Johnson, Course Director
CMI Education Institute, Inc.
3839 White Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
715-855-8134 or 800-647-8079 (ext. 8134)


Coming Soon!

Program Overview

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide advanced training to clinical psychologists, social workers, PhD/NP level nurses and physicians in the practice of CBT-I. This 3 day seminar is only those that have basic training thru Penn or the VA CBT-I Program (or have permission to attend the course). The workshop is split 2:1 in favor of active learning exercises to lectures. The learning exercises (Day 2 & 3) include e.g., case presentations and role plays. The lectures (Day 1 only) cover several advanced topics including Advanced Models of Insomnia, Actigraphy, Interpreting PSG reports, alternative treatment strategies (e.g., sleep compression, bright light treatment, etc.), med titration, etc. For a prospective itinerary, please click here.

The program should position clinicians to more effectively deal with complex issues and cases. This training, along with other CE workshops, supervised practice, a past case load of 10 or more cases, and a reasonable program of self-study (readings and videos) should adequately satisfy the eligibility criteria for the BSM certification exam via the CE track.

Note: 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 thru 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.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for: clinical psychologists, PhD/NP level nurses and physicians interested in the regular practice of CBT-I.

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 Perlis PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; Director, Penn Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, University of Pennsylvania; Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Donn Posner PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University; Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University

Michael Grandner PhD
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Registration Fees

The registration fees for the CBT-I 2012 seminar were $699 for physicians, $599 for Psychologists, nurses, social workers, and other allied health professionals, and $499 for students.

2014 Seminar Agenda

Download the 2014 agenda:

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Sponsored by:

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Hosted by:
The Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Presented by:
Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology
Division of Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Biobehavioral and Health Sciences Division
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

PESI Continuing Education Seminars

Accreditation and Designation of Credit

Continuing Education Information: This activity qualifies for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals. For states that differ from national board approval see details below. For states not listed or do not accept national approvals please contact CMI or your licensing board.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance at all three days of the live event and does not include bonus sessions.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CMI is offering this activity for 24.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS: This activity meets the criteria for a formally approved American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

SOCIAL WORKERS: CMI Education Institute, Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2011-January 27, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 24.75 continuing education clock hours in participating in this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider of the National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider #: 5637. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This course qualifies for 24.75 contact hours

ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), provider #: 00131. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. This course qualifies for 29.5 contact hours.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 1485 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

This activity qualifies for 24.5 contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Only credits listed are approved. For any other credit inquiries (i.e. state specific or others not listed), please contact or 800-844-8260 BEFORE the event. Additional credit inquiries submitted after the date of the event will not be honored, per board regulations. For all other inquiries, please contact