Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Principles and Practice of CBT-I (Basic Course)

At present, the Basic Course is offered “on-site” (at local venues vs. at Penn). To date the course has been hosted by State Societies, Local Hospitals/HMOs, and National and International Health systems. It has been the case, and we hope this continues to be so, that local courses are also opened to the publicDr. Perlis and Dr. Posner will be conducting a two day training on March 8th and 9th, 2019. The training will review, "Treating Insomnia: Evidenced Based Strategies to Help Your Clients Sleep." Please see below for more information on upcoming courses:

Basic Courses:

  1. One Day Course  Timonium, MD  June 18th, 2019  Link 
  2. One Day Course  Ellicott City, MD  June 19th, 2019  Link    
  3. One Day Course  Fairfax, VA  June 20th, 2019 Link
  4. One Day Course  Portland, ME July 23rd, 2019 Link
  5. One Day Course  Manchester, NH July 24th, 2019  Link 
  6. One Day Course  Burlington, VT  July 25th, 2019  Link

Please click here for brochure for the Timonium, Ellicott City & Fairfax courses.

Please click here for brochure for the Portland, Manchester & Burlington courses.

Contact

For questions regarding costs, registration and CE's please contact:

Patti Johnson
e-mail: pjohnson@pesi.com

For questions about on-site administration, hotels, UPenn, and general inquiries, contact:

Donn Posner, PhD
e-mail: dposner57@gmail.com

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Program Overview

Sleep Regulation Problems: How Insomnia Develops

  • Factors that weaken the sleep drive
  • Factors that weaken the signal of the circadian clock
  • How the circadian clock & sleep drive work together to regulate sleep
  • How the arousal system interferes with sleep regulation
  • Cognitions & behaviors that create cognitive
  • arousal & interfere with sleep Identify conditioned insomnia

Assessment & Treatment Planning

  • Treat insomnia to improve outcomes for PTSD, chronic pain, depression & anxiety
  • Why treating a primary mental health disorder won’t cure insomnia
  • Insomnia-informed considerations for the clinical interview
  • Who is a good candidate for CBT-I?
  • Hypnotic medications & sleep
  • Drugs that can cause sleep disturbance
  • Take-home assessment resources
  • Sleep diary
  • Limitations of research & potential risks

Assessment Factors

  • Assess for comorbid sleep disorders
  • Evaluate sleep continuity
  • Identify daytime symptoms of insomnia
  • Discern bad sleep habits
  • Other assessment considerations
  • When to refer to a sleep specialist
Assessment
  • Clinical interview
  • Case conceptualization
  • Difference between sleepiness and fatigue
  • Getting useful information from sleep diaries
  • When to make a referral to a sleep clinic
  • Other assessment issues

Sleep Restriction Therapy (SRT): Strengthen the Sleep Drive and Signals From the Circadian Clock

  • Goals of sleep restriction
  • Sleep restriction rationale
  • Treating Insomnia
  • Transdiagnostic Clinical Strategies to Optimize Sleep & Improve Outcomes in Clients with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Pain
  • SRT: Step-by-step
  • Considerations for setting the sleep window
  • How & when to extend time-in-bedRules for before-bed activities
  • Address clients’ fears about SRT
  • Combat difficulty with waking on time
  • Troubleshooting insufficient progress

Stimulus Control (SC): Address Conditioned Arousal

  • Goals of stimulus control
  • Rationale for stimulus control
  • Stimulus control: Step-by-step
  • Counter arousal strategies
  • Activities for nighttime wakefulness
  • Address clients’ practical concerns
  • Overcome obstacles to stimulus control

 

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed for: clinical psychologists, clinical trainees, counselors, PhD/NP level nurses, and physicians interested in the assessment and treatment of insomnia.

Candidates likely to maximally benefit from the course are: those with a mental health subspecialty, individuals that already practice other forms of CBT, and/or those with coursework or mentorship in the area of behavioral theory and assessment.

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Faculty

Registration Fees

Please visit the PESI's website for conference pricing information.

 

 

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Continuing Education Credit Information

This activity qualifies for continuing education credit.  For questions or additional information contact PESI or your licensing board. 

Please see below for additional information:

Philadelphia AD Statement

Webcast AD Statement

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Specific Accreditation and Designation of Credit

Addiction Counselors

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ADDICTION COUNSELORS: 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.

CONNECTICUT ADDICTION COUNSELORS:  Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.

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Counselors

COUNSELORS

This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

CONNECTICUT COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

RHODE ISLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

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Marriage and Family Therapists

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 380 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.

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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists

NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS:

This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

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Psychologists

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 PSYCHOLOGISTS: PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

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Social Workers

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SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

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Only credits listed are approved. For any other credit inquiries (i.e. state specific or others not listed), please contact cepesi@pesi.com 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 info@pesi.com.


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