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Insomnia Interventions On-Demand Course

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Medical guidelines recommend cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia, above sleep medications. An extensive evidence base demonstrates that CBT-I leads to long-term improvements in sleep, mood and quality of life. Through this online professional development course’s interactive, on-demand modules and FAQ resource, you will not only learn about the science behind CBT-I, but how you can help your patients use these techniques so they can reverse their chronic insomnia and experience the long-term benefits of sound sleep without sleep medications.

Course Details

An interprofessional team of healthcare providers, educators, and sleep researchers has developed this on-demand professional development course on Insomnia Interventions. You will learn effective sleep therapy techniques that reverse chronic insomnia and lead to sustained improvements in sleep quality without sleep medications. The team has extensive experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and the deprescribing of sedative-hypnotics. Because of the success of these methods and the satisfaction of patients, the team is passionate about sharing these effective strategies. Using an engaging, interactive format, the program highlights practical approaches and resources for how to implement CBT-I and deprescribing of sleep medications into your clinical practice.

Topics include:

  • Setting the Stage: Insomnia Assessment & Treatment Overview
  • CBT-I: Sleep Scheduling
  • CBT-I: Calming the Racing Mind
  • Sleeping Pills and How to Safely and Effectively Stop their Chronic Use
  • Case-Based Approach to Developing Abilities for Stopping Long-Term Use of Sedative-Hypnotics
  • Brief Appointments to Support CBT-I and Deprescribing of Sedative-Hypnotics
  • Running a CBT-I-Group Program
  • Applying the Strategies to your Setting


  • $250  CAD

This program is non-refundable

Groups of 5 or more: Contact Jenny at debruynj@queensu.ca for information on group discounts.

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    Nov 28, 2022

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