CBT for Insomnia Training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a multi-component treatment with significant empirical support for its efficacy in the treatment of insomnia and other sleep disorders. Although developed for primary sleep complaints, CBT-I also is appropriate for clients who suffer from sleep problems in the context of another disorder (such as depression, bipolar disorder, chronic pain or anxiety). Unfortunately, many clinicians do not have the requisite training to target insomnia directly. BCCBT partner Dr. Alisha Brosse is actively involved in training professionals in CBT-I both on-line and in person. To arrange for on-site training for your organization, call Dr. Brosse directly at 720/252-0611.

Web-based CBT-I Training:

Dr. Alisha Brosse and former BCCBT partner Dr. Colleen Ehrnstrom, in collaboration with Practice Ground, have developed a web-based course for clinicians who want to become proficient in providing CBT-I. The course includes instruction in:

  • the physiology of healthy sleep;
  • the CBT model of what maintains chronic sleep problems over time;
  • various behavioral treatment components (e.g., sleep restriction, stimulus control, sleep hygiene);
  • cognitive therapy strategies;
  • enhancing traditional CBT-I with mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies;
  • decision tree model designed to aid clinicians in deciding which treatment components will be optimal for particular clinical presentations; and,
  • use of worksheets and sleep logs.

This web-based training program is currently being restructured. To learn more, either call Dr. Brosse directly at 720/252-0611 or visit practiceground.org.