Integrating Evidence-informed Strategies for Insomnia Disorder into Your Practice

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March 15, 2023
1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Event category: Training
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In honor of Sleep Week, the Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is proud to welcome Colleen Carney, PhD, CPsych, Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University and the Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory, presenting "Integrating Evidence-informed Strategies for Insomnia Disorder into Your Practice".

Insomnia is a condition that impairs our clients’ quality of life. It is an independent predictor of suicide and predicts future onset of PTSD after trauma exposure, depression, anxiety disorders and substance use disorders. Many believe that the insomnia that occurs along with another disorder will go away after we treat the other disorder, such as depression. Sadly that is rarely the case, and unaddressed insomnia is predictive that depression will relapse. Moreover insomnia is likely negatively impacting your current therapy outcomes, as insomnia predicts greater treatment resistance.  Cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia is a very effective tool for those with or without co-occurring conditions.  Join a sleep specialist for a workshop that will teach you about CBT-I and myth-bust common mistaken beliefs, such as “we all need 8 hours of sleep” or “sleep hygiene is effective”. Adding the tools of CBT-I to your practice will help your clients sleep and feel better.

After the presentation participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the three things that cause chronic insomnia to their clients
  2. Provide a compelling rationale for, and deliver stimulus control
  3. Collaborate with clients in developing an optimized, tailored time-in-bed schedule
  4. Troubleshoot common issues in implementation for those with co-occuring condition

Colleen Carney is a leading expert on the cognitive behavioral insomnia treatment for those with comorbid illness. They have over 20 years of experience in behavioral sleep medicine, with over 100 publications, including 12 books on CBT for insomnia. Carney trains students and professionals in behavioral sleep medicine internationally and is a passionate advocate for improving access to evidence based treatments for insomnia.

Attendees can obtain 3 social work CE's upon completion of the training, payment receipt and passing of the post-training quiz. Cost: Free to attend and $15 for those seeking 3 social work CE's. 

Social Work students may qualify for extra credit by attending this event. Simply check with your social work faculty and if it is offered, complete the RSVP, sign-in via the attendance link in the Zoom chat and you professor will be notified of your attendance after the event. Students are required to stay for the entire event.

All attendees must RSVP by March 8, 2023 for this training. Attendees will receive the Zoom link upon completion of the RSVP.


SSW Office of Continuing Education


$0 - $15


Alumni, Community
March 2023