Presented By: Brian Curtis, Ph.D.
Event Schedule11:45 am - 12:00 pm Check In12:00 - 1:30 pm CE Presentation
This program is for clinicians who want to increase their competence to assess and treat comorbid sleep disruptions in their clients with various mental health difficulties. Evidence indicates that chronic difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep despite adequate sleep opportunity (i.e., insomnia disorder) and recurring nightmares (nightmare disorder) are common across many mental health disorders. Unfortunately, there is currently a lack of clinicians with competence to address these challenges through the assessment and treatment of chronic sleep disruptions in their clients.
This program will emphasize the learning and practice of the first-line treatments for chronic insomnia: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I; Edignger et al. 2021) and nightmare disorder: Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) and Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy (ERRT) (Morgenthaler et al. 2018).
Participation in this program will enable clinicians to gain a deeper appreciation for sleep disturbance as a transdiagnostic factor across mental health difficulties (Harvey et al. 2011).
Program Level: Intermediate
1.5 CEs are available for attendance.
This program is sponsored by the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA). AzPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AzPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.