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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-1) with Professor Jason Ellis
9 & 10 November 2022 10.00am - 4.00pm Webinar Join live and/or watch the recording at any time for 30 days
£240.00 plus VAT (£240.00 plus VAT after )

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Join Live or access the recording at any time for 30 days. This gives you flexibility to join for all or part of a day or to watch the recording whenever it fits in with your commitments

Insomnia disorder is one of the most prevalent and costly sleep disorders worldwide. It is also associated with increased risk for a range of physical and psychological conditions. Despite Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) being the first line treatment for the management of insomnia, its progress has been hampered by few trained clinicians.

The aim of this course is to provide the relevant information from which the learner can identify and assess cases of insomnia and manage cases using the principles of CBT-I). The first day of the workshop will introduce the concept and diagnosis of insomnia disorder, as well as some of the models of insomnia that underpin the use of CBT-I. Then there will be guidance on assessment, including information on other sleep disorders and co-morbidities. The last part of day one will examine when and when not to do CBT-I and introduce you to all the tools you need to undertake CBT-I. Day two will be solely focused on the elements and delivery of CBT-I.

Over 2 days we will learn how to:-

Define Insomnia Disorder and it’s subtypes

Be able to assess for Insomnia Disorder and  other sleep disorders masking as insomnia (e.g. Restless Legs Syndrome, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, Narcolepsy) – and identify who is and who is not a suitable candidate for CBT-I

Conduct CBT-I under peer supervision, including note and case studies

Determine when brief therapies and adjunct therapies are needed

Past delegates have commented: 'Jason was funny and clear. really well done, This workshop was absolutely brilliant- one of the best ever. It was very good. From someone who has suffered from Insomnia for many years, I now understand why at times I am depressed.  Thank you. Excellent presentation. Superb mix of science, psychology and therapy perfect. Very good workshop, learnt a lot. Jason was engaging and presented the workshop in a user friendly way. Thanks. Absolutely super presentation - informative and entertaining. Prof Ellis has a very user-friendly style and has encouraged me to delve more deeply into the topic. I look forward to using knowledge gained both with family and professionally.

Dr Ellis is is a Professor of Sleep Science and Director of Northumbria Sleep Research in the United Kingdom. He is a qualified Somnologist (Expert in Behavioural Sleep Medicine) from the European Sleep Research Society and a Practicing Psychologist under the HCPC. He splits his time between his basic research interests: the pathophysiology of sleep disorders (Insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome, and Circadian Rhythm Disorders) and his applied work on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). He has worked within the NHS delivering CBT-I to individuals with a range of physical and psychological conditions and serves on the editorial boards of Behavioural Sleep Medicine, Frontiers in Sleep and Sleep Health. He is also the current chair of the research committee for the British Sleep Society.

This workshop is suitable for mental health professionals including clinical and counselling psychologists, counsellors, social workers, mental health nurses, coaches and CBT practitioners.

This workshop will contribute 12 hours Continuing Professional Development



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