Pricing: (meals included)
- $210 for Physicians and NP's
- $150 for Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counsellors and Other Health Professionals
- $90.00 for Pharmacists, Residents, Graduate Students of Clinical Psychology
This workshop is for physicians, nurse practitioners, mental health counselors, psychologists, pharmacists and other health professionals and trainees who wish to offer effective treatment for insomnia, the most common sleep disorder. Because the family physician is the professional who hears first about the patient’s sleep problem, this workshop is especially designed for primary care settings. However, it will be relevant to professionals in other care settings. We will briefly cover the assessment and diagnosis of chronic insomnia and then focus on evidence-based treatment. Because the treatment of choice is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, or “CBT-I”, most of the day will involve learning about this treatment, its components, and how to do it. Consideration of the evidence for pharmacotherapy in the treatment of insomnia will be reviewed as well as strategies for tapering patients off hypnotic medications. There will be opportunity to ask questions and to consider, in very practical ways, how you can best help patients with insomnia at your site.
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
• define what chronic insomnia is and illustrate how to make its diagnosis
• describe the rationale for treating insomnia early
• state the latest scientific evidence for behavioural and pharmacologic interventions for insomnia
• explain Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
• characterize the homeostatic and circadian processes that regulate sleep
• apply the CBT-I technique of sleep scheduling (sleep restriction therapy with stimulus control) to “prescribe” and adjust a sleep window
• apply CBT-I techniques for de-arousal (dealing with racing thoughts)
• utilize tools for tracking clinical outcomes
• demonstrate how hypnotic tapering schedules are designed
*Before the workshop, please familiarize yourself with this sleep diary. It is filled out each morning for 7 days. Try filling out some columns and bring the page with you. This will allow you to examine your own sleep during the workshop!
**Please bring a calculator to the program
Credits: This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Queen's University for up to 5.5 Mainpro+ credits. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is approved by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Queen's University. You may claim a maximum of 5.5 hours.
- Providence Care New Hospital - Founders Hall (2nd Floor)
- 752 King Street West
- Kingston, Ontario
- Canada, K7M2G4
- Scent Free Environment Alert:
- Please note that the Providence Care Hospital is a scent-free environment
*In an effort to switch to a “less paper” program, the presentations will be available online under the program in your Program Centre account rather than being printed.