​​​​​Instructor: Colleen Carney, PhD​
Location: Online Live Stream Event

Early Bird Cost: $199 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) by Oct. 3, 2022
Regular Cost: $225 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) after Oct. 3, 2022
​**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.77 USD (as of July 11, 2022 - check online for current exchange rate) 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 3, 2022 at 7am ET

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​​​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:

  • Login details and instructions emailed in advance of the workshop
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Access to a recording of the workshop for a limited period of time after the workshop - so if you can’t join live, or need to miss part of the live workshop and want to view it afterwards, we’ve got you covered!​ 

​​Certificates of Attendance / CEU's / CE Information 

For those requiring a Certificate of Attendance, certificates will be issued upon either:

1.   Verification of 100% attendance during the live broadcast OR
2.   Successful completion of a post-training quiz with a minimum score of 75% (multiple attempts allowed). This          option is for those who do not attend the full workshop “live”.

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

​​An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify Mission: Empowerment of the name of the alternate person. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to instructor illness, extreme weather, under-enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a workshop is cancelled, any registration payment will be returned in full. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only. 

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 at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia: 
The Basics and Beyond


November 3, 2022, 10:00am – 5:30pm ET*
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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.