Upcoming Seminars

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Thank you for your interest in the University of Pennsylvania's Behavioral Sleep Medicine CBT-I workshops. This registration site is for those interested in taking our Basic or Advanced CBT-I courses or the Penn Mini-Fellowship.

Overview

Insomnia is widely recognized as the most common sleep problem and is also a leading complaint in primary care settings. The consequences of, and the morbidity from, chronic insomnia can be substantial and include impaired daytime performance and quality of life, increased risk for new onset and/or recurrence of psychiatric and/or medical disorders (e.g., major depression, diabetes, etc.), likely exacerbation of co-existing psychiatric and/or medical disorders, and (given the various risks) increased health care utilization and costs (both direct and indirect).

CBT-I has been shown to be of equal, or greater, effectiveness than hypnotics, and to have superior durability. Further, effective treatment of insomnia not only improves sleep quality and daytime functioning, but may also influence the clinical course of such comorbid conditions as chronic pain and depression. Given these considerations, it is not surprising that several leading professional societies (including the ACP) recommend that CBT-I be the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia. 

Our CE/CME course curriculum was the first to be offered (since 2005) and is the only comprehensive set of CBT-I educational products to be in continuous development over this timeframe. Our workshops (originally offered at the University of Rochester) are hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program and are designed to provide clinicians from a diversity of backgrounds the training needed to provide empirically-based CBT-I.

The 2 day Basic Seminar is an intensive educational experience that covers a diversity of subjects related to the etiology and pathophysiology, and the assessment and treatment of, insomnia. Successful completion of this seminar is intended to position experienced therapists to begin practice with CBT-I in the context of an apprenticeship model and further continuing education activities. For an itinerary from the last courseplease click here.

Click here to view slide sets about who should provide services in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and one proposed pathway towards training in CBT-I.


  PLEASE NOTE: We can only provide CEs to those who attend the full course, complete the post-course evaluation (within 7 days), and who reside in the USA. Certificates of completion will be provided to those who are not CE eligible. CEs are provided through the American Psychological Association (APA) and we ask that you check with your credentialing provider to ensure that these CEs apply to your profession.   

When?


Basic CBT-I Course:

October 24th to 25th (Thursday-Friday), 2024
Click here to pre-register for the Basic Course
          Click here for an example course itinerary

Penn Mini-Fellowship (PMF):

2025 Date TBD
Click here for an example course itinerary

Advanced CBT-I Course:

2025 Date TBD
Click here for an example course itinerary          


Where?

3535 Market Street
12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

 


Contact

For conference information and questions, please contact: 
Mark Seewald 
Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Phone: (215) 746-4378 
Email: mark.seewald@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Course Pricing: Penn Basic CBT-I Course (Two days)

Attendee Credentials Early Bird (In-Person) Standard (In-Person) Early Bird (Virtual) Standard (Virtual)
MDs/DOs $649 $699 $455 $490
PHDs/NPs/PAs $549 $599 $385 $420
MLCs/MSWs $449 $499 $315 $349
Trainees* $349 $399 $245 $279

*A trainee = Graduate Students and Post Docs


Course Pricing: Penn Advanced CBT-I Course & PMF (Three days)

Attendee Credentials Early Bird (In-Person) Standard (In-Person) Early Bird (Virtual) Standard (Virtual)
MDs/DOs $949 $999 $665 $699
PHDs/NPs/PAs $849 $899 $549 $629
MLCs/MSWs $749 $799 $525 $559
Trainees* $649 $699 $455 $489

*A trainee = Graduate Students and Post Docs


Registration for the Advanced Course and the Penn Mini-Fellowship will be online roughly 8 months prior to the event dates.

Note: The Advanced Course and PMF are intended for those with prior training in CBT-I and/or BSM, as well as prior clinical 
experience in these areas. Exceptions can be made upon request.

To lock in your spot for the Advanced Course, click the following links to pre-register:

Advanced Course Pre-Registration Site


Limitations of Virtual Attendance:

We are happy to offer our courses as Hybrid events (Hybrid = attendance is possible both in person and virtually).
In days past, the costs of a simulcast equaled or exceeded on-site costs. With Zoom, and like platforms, this is no longer so…
Accordingly, the courses can be broadcast at minimal additional expense.
While there are still a variety of course expenses, we decided to discount the registration fees by 30% for virtual attendees. 

This said, please know there are limits that come with virtual attendance:

​​​​ You cannot ask questions at the moment
You can’t visit with the speakers before or after the course, or at breaks
‣ The AV will likely not be perfect
‣ You’ll likely be asked to walk the dog (if you are home)
‣ You’ll likely be interrupted by co-workers (if you are at work). 

To mitigate some of this, you will be able to submit questions via the chat function on the platform.
One of our staff will present them.


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