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2-Day: Sleep Anxiety, Insomnia and Rhythm Disruptions: A Complete Behavioral Treatment Plan for Improving Sleep and Co-Morbid Conditions

Jessica Del Pozo, PhD
12 Hours 07 Minutes
Sep 18, 2023
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Whether you’re looking to establish yourself as an expert in the rapidly growing field of behavioral intervention for sleep; or wanting to enhance treatment for a host of common mental health issues exacerbated by sleep loss --- this training is for you.

Because it’s a universal experience as a therapist… your caseload is full of clients struggling to sleep, making therapy more challenging and less effective no matter what you treat.

That’s why clinical psychologist and sleep expert Dr. Jessica Del Pozo developed this comprehensive sleep solution training for therapists….

…so you can treat insomnia and reduce the severity of symptoms in clients struggling with anxiety, trauma, stress, mood disorders, life transitions, and more.

You’ll learn to connect clients with their innate body clocks and construct a daily routine that supports their unique chronobiology, age, and schedule so they can fall asleep, stay asleep, and maintain these gains for the long term.

With behavioral interventions based in the latest sleep science, user friendly worksheets and detailed clinical guidance for conducting each session you’ll finish this course ready to:

  • Assess for sleep problems, sleep efficiency and your clients’ relationship with sleep
  • Uncover and address the anxiety behind their sleepless nights
  • Individualize treatment to match each client’s unique biology
  • Improve energy and focus through small, specific behavioural anchors
  • Trouble-shoot unique schedule and health challenges to maximize sleep potential
  • Apply specific strategies for managing co-morbidities
  • And much more!

Don’t miss this chance to add a valuable new dimension to your practice…and have clients sleeping better than ever before.

Purchase now!



PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 12.25 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Jessica Del Pozo, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of extensive professional experience in large and small health care organizations. As a clinician and researcher, she has worked in sleep medicine, chronic pain management, and physical medicine settings amongst others. Dr. Del Pozo taught advanced sleep courses for over 15 years at Kaiser Permanente and is board-certified in biofeedback. She treats clients with co-morbid sleep and circadian rhythms disruption (SCRD) with their presenting symptoms of trauma and stress, pain, digestive problems, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, mood disorders, addiction, chronic fatigue, Parkinson’s, dementia, and more.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jessica Del Pozo maintains a private practice and is the owner of Lemke Health Partners. She receives a speaking honorarium from Mercy Center Auburn and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jessica Del Pozo is a blogger with Psychology Today and a contributing fellow to The Institute of Chronic Pain. She is a member of the California Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of biological clocks and other invisible patterns in regulating sleep. 
  2. Utilize key interview questions and screening questionnaires to assess for sleep problems, sleep efficiency, and clients’ relationship with sleep. 
  3. Use the Insomnia Severity Index and other assessment tools to evaluate sleep disruptions. 
  4. Identify and list the early warning signs of Circadian Rhythm Disruption. 
  5. Explain the benefits and potential drawbacks of napping as a strategy to enhance clients’ overall sleep health. 
  6. Develop strategies for supporting sleep in clients recovering after illness, trauma, and other life disruptions. 
  7. Utilize ACT tools to assist clients in accepting and attending to worry in more effective ways. 
  8. Utilize Narrative Therapies and Brief Behavioural Interventions to help clients wake up with less dread. 
  9. Assess the relationship between daytime activities and nighttime sleep, and develop personalized plans to meet clients’ individual sleep needs. 
  10. Identify best practices for incorporating physical activity into daily routines to support healthy sleep habits and promote overall well-being. 
  11. Integrate cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) into treatment plans to address insomnia and other sleep problems. 
  12. Implement mindfulness and nature-based strategies to promote relaxation and regulate sleep patterns in clients.


Assess for Sleep Problems, Sleep Efficiency, and Relationship with Sleep

  • Understanding biological clocks and other invisible patterns
  • Age-related shifts throughout the lifespan
  • How interconnected biological rhythms impact sleep…and psychotherapy
  • Key interview questions and screening questionnaires
  • Using the Insomnia Severity Index and other assessment tools

Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disruptions (SCRD): Chronic Illness, Inflammation, and Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues

  • Warning signs of Circadian Rhythm Disruption
  • Systemic inflammation and chronic illnesses
  • Low energy and chronic fatigue
  • Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause
  • Insights for stress, trauma, disordered mood, and addiction
  • Case study - 55 yo female with poor quality sleep, chronic fatigue, migraines, and joint pain for 20 years

Restore Healthy 24-Hour Rhythms: Quick Tips and Long-Term Strategies

  • 3 ways to befriend biology’s natural peaks and valleys
  • Quick tips to enhance rhythm entrainment immediately
  • Timing activities to match client’s chronotype
  • Naps: are they in or out?
  • Breathing practices for resonance frequency training
  • How to support recovery after illness, trauma, and life disruptions

The Sleep Anxiety Treatment Plan

  • Strategies to help clients identify what lies behind their sleep anxiety
  • ACT tools to help clients accept and attend to worry in more effective ways
  • How to establish night-time patterns with less frustration
  • Plans for “worst case scenario nights”
  • Help clients wake up with less dread with Narrative and Image Rehearsal Therapy
  • Simple techniques to help improve function after a poor night’s sleep
  • How to individualize practices so they don’t feel like homework
  • Methods of inquiry to move toward life goals despite sleep problems

Making Clients Better “Sleep Architects”: Strategies to Create Better Sleep Habits and Enhance Deep Sleep

  • When to eat, drink, move, and rest
  • Improving wakefulness during the day
  • Navigating sleep architecture to enhance deep sleep
  • What sleep needs from the daytime
  • Best movement habits for body clocks

CBT-I and Insomnia Treatment Plans Based on the Latest Sleep Science

  • Creating individualized plans with anchors and flow
  • Tailoring a daily plan based on the latest science
  • Expanding treatment plans based on client needs and preferences
  • Integration of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
  • Mindfulness and nature-based strategies to help clients sustain behaviour changes and sleep better
  • Timing interventions for maximum effect
  • Creating a win-win for changes that stick
  • How nature and natural light help regulate sleep patterns
  • Mindfulness practices to reduce stress and promote relaxation

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other health and mental health professionals

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