Stuck progress. Incomplete treatment gains. Symptom recurrence.
These aren’t the outcomes you want for your clients.
Anxiety, PTSD, and depression share a common problem - sleep disturbance. And you’re likely underestimating its significance.
While old wisdom suggested that insomnia was just a symptom of other disorders that would resolve along with the primary mental health condition...
...new evidence reveals that not only is insomnia a risk factor for numerous behavioral health issues and medical problems - if left unaddressed, insomnia complicates your treatment efforts and diminishes your clients’ recovery.
Insomnia must be targeted directly - and often, simply helping your clients sleep better actually decreases their other symptoms.
In this essential training, Dr. Donn Posner, distinguished Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, will teach you Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), a powerful evidence-based, gold-standard treatment to help your clients put chronic insomnia behind them. You’ll get the skills you need to:
Purchase today and add to your clinical toolbox the treatment that is more strongly recommended than medications to improve sleep!
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|Manual - Beyond Sleep Hygiene (11.1 MB)
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Donn Posner, PhD, DBSM, is the founder and president of Sleepwell Consultants and provides consultation to organizations and individuals on a wide variety of sleep health issues including insomnia, circadian dysrhythmia, CPAP adherence, and parasomnias. He is an adjunct clinical associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a consulting psychologist for the Palo Alto VA. Dr. Posner works on a number of grants exploring the effects of CBT-I in Gulf War Veterans, and Veterans with insomnia and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. He is also conducting a pilot aimed at using CBT-I techniques to decrease fatigue in breast cancer survivors by increasing total sleep time. Dr. Posner spent 25 years as the Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine for the Sleep Disorders Center of Lifespan Hospitals and was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is one of the first Certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine specialists recognized by that group. He is a founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and he has achieved the status of Diplomate of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM).
Financial: Dr. Donn Posner is the founder and president of Sleepwell Consultants and has employment relationships with the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research. He serves as an advisory board member of Brain Train 2020 LTD and iSleep Clinic. He was a previous advisory board member for Dawn Health and Delta Sleep.io. Dr. Posner receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Dr. Donn Posner is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Sleep Disturbance Doesn’t Resolve on Its Own
Why Treating a Primary Mental Health Disorder Won’t Cure Insomnia
How and What to Ask Your Clients
Treatment Planning with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Behavioural Strategies to Improve Sleep and Outcomes for Primary Mental Health Disorders
Cognitive Strategies to Help Clients Change Sleep-Interfering Thoughts & Beliefs
Additional Factors for the Insomnia-Informed Clinician
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