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​​​​​Instructor: Colleen Carney, PhD​
Location: On Demand

Length of Access: One Year
Cost: $225 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable)
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​​Certificates of Attendance / CEU's / CE Information 

For those requiring a Certificate of Attendance, certificates will be issued upon successful completion of a post-training quiz with a minimum score of 75% (multiple attempts allowed). Certificates will indicate the number of direct education hours (6), not including breaks. Certificates may be used to qualify for eligibility for Continuing Education Credits from licensing boards and professional colleges; it is the participant’s responsibility to contact their college or association to confirm its requirements and the workshop's eligibility for CEU's / CE’s. This workshop has been pre-approved for 6 continuing education hours by the CACCF.  ​

Cancellation Policy

​​There are no refunds/credits for on-demand workshops as you have a full year to view the course. Refunds will not be issued in cases where a registrant did not receive the workshop login instruction email due to email issues. It is the registrant’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information in a timely manner (i.e. by end of day the next business day). 

​​​Workshop Description

​​Research increasingly shows that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) has a profound effect on chronic insomnia and works better than drugs and other therapies. Insomnia is the single most commonly reported health problem in adults, and it commonly co-occurs with depression, chronic pain, anxiety, and trauma disorders. When insomnia is addressed, success rates for treating co-morbid conditions also improve. However, non-sleep specialist clinicians frequently lack the training in how to assess, diagnose and treat insomnia.

This workshop, led by a leading expert in the treatment of insomnia, will provide detailed instruction about how to effectively implement CBT for Insomnia in those with commonly concurrent problems such as depression, trauma, pain, addiction or anxiety disorders.  Participants will also learn how to teach this information to clients in group and workshop settings.

The workshop will combine didactic and interactive elements including case vignettes, sleep log examples, and experiential exercises including devising behavioural experiments, fatigue attributions and management, and calculating sleep schedule recommendations from actual sleep diaries.

You Will Learn:

  • Causes of insomnia, including behaviours that interfere with the build-up of deep sleep drive and behaviours that cause circadian rhythm dysregulation
  • How to do a thorough sleep assessment
  • How to teach clients to calculate their optimal time-in-bed prescription and determine their optimal “sleep window”
  • How to develop suitable schedules for night owls with day jobs
  • Techniques for managing cognitive arousal
  • Fatigue management strategies
  • How to restore sleep drive with time-in-bed restriction
  • How to trouble-shoot common sticking points in those with comorbid illness
  • Whether or not CBT-I is compatible with approved sleep medication use
  • How to deliver CBT-I with flexibility and adaptation when necessary
  • How to implement CBT-I in both individual and group settings

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is suitable for mental health professionals, health-care professionals and direct service workers who wish to learn how to treat insomnia with their adult clients who have comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction or chronic pain.​

You will receive:

  • Access to the on-demand webinar for one year
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Certificate of Attendance​

About the Presenter

Colleen E. Carney, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Toronto Metropolitan University and the Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory.  She is one of Canada’s leading experts in the treatment of insomnia, particularly in the context of co-occurring illness. 

Colleen has over 100 publications on the topic of insomnia, including

six books and the only Cognitive Behaviour Therapy workbook written expressly for comorbid insomnias. She is a sought-after speaker and trainer on the topic of CBT-I, teaching audiences across North America and at international conferences.  She also provides long-term consultation in varied treatment settings (e.g. primary, family care, mental health clinics).

Dr. Carney was recently the featured guest on Netflix’s A User’s Guide to Cheating Death (Episode 1, Season 2). She is a passionate advocate for improving access to effective treatment options for those with insomnia and other problems.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia: 
The Basics and Beyond


This is the recording from the live stream event held on
November 3, 2022, 10:00am – 5:30pm ET

Education Hours: 6