CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) CE Credits and Certification for Clinicians

CBT for Insomnia

Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder. It affects 15-33% of the population with even higher prevalence rates in the elderly and clinical populations. CBT-I improves sleep in 70-80% of patients, is more effective than sleeping pills and reduces or eliminates sleeping pills in the vast majority of patients, and doubles the improvement rates of depression compared to antidepressant medication alone in depressed patients with insomnia. CBT-I also improves other co-morbidities including chronic pain, fibromyalgia, substance abuse, and PTSD.

Although CBT-I is now considered the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia due to its superior long-term efficacy, lack of side effects, and patient preference, there is a dire shortage of clinicians and sleep clinics with expertise in CBT-I due to a scarcity of training opportunities in this area.

For clinicians who wish to develop expertise in CBT-I, Gregg D. Jacobs, Ph.D., faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, offers a CBT-I clinical training manual and a two-and-a-half-hour webinar that accompanies the manual. The manual and webinar must be purchased at http://www.cbtforinsomnia.com/clinicians/. This is the only CBT-I manual and webinar currently available that provides a state-of-the-art, empirically validated CBT-I five session program.

The CBT-I Clinical Training Manual and Webinar enables clinicians to develop competence in CBT-I using an empirically and clinically validated CBT-I protocol. It is based on over 25 years of clinical practice at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center by Dr. Jacobs involving over 10,000 insomnia patients. The manual and webinar are also based on extensive empirical research on CBT-I, including a landmark federally-funded study conducted at Harvard Medical School by Dr. Jacobs and colleagues demonstrating that the same protocol described in the CBT-I manual and webinar was more effective than Ambien (Jacobs, GD, et al. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Pharmacotherapy for Insomnia: a Randomized Controlled Trial and Direct Comparison. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004, 164: 1888-96

The CBT-I clinical training manual is a detailed, 177 page PDF manual that is intended for physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and PSG staff who wish to develop expertise in CBT-I. It contains modules on:

  • Sleep and Insomnia: Basic Concepts
  • Sleep Medications
  • Assessment of insomnia patients
  • Theory and rationale for the CBT techniques used to treat insomnia including cognitive restructuring, sleep scheduling, stimulus control, relaxation, sleep hygiene, and medication tapering techniques
  • Step-by-step 5 session treatment manuals for groups and individuals
  • Fees and Billing Information
  • Potential Clinical Issues

The CBT-I manual also includes all program materials (relaxation techniques MP3, sleep diaries, progress summaries, and brochures) and extensive focus articles. It is available for solo clinicians, sleep clinics and group practices, and institutions. Please visit http://www.cbtforinsomnia.com/clinicians/ for more information on purchasing the manual and webinar.

Clinicians who purchase the CBT-I manual and webinar at http://www.cbtforinsomnia.com/clinicians/ have the option of home study CEU credits, CBT-I certification, or both by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry. . Please note that the purchase of a CBT-I Certification or CEU exam for $95 does not include the CBT-I manual and webinar that must be purchased separately at http://www.cbtforinsomnia.com/clinicians/.

The CBT-I certification costs $95 and is designed for clinicians who want to master the necessary core competencies for providing evidenced-based CBT-I treatment. Certification is a valuable process to help ensure a high level of competency in providing CBT-I. The certification in CBT-I requires passing a 50-item exam that is based on the CBT-I clinical training manual and webinar to demonstrate competency in CBT-I core concepts and techniques. The certification also requires documentation of current licensure as a healthcare professional in any health care-related discipline; or, a minimum of 2000 hours of experience working with individuals in a clinical or coaching setting.

The CBT-I home study CEU credits cost $95 and are approved by the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Social Workers for 9 CE credits for psychologists and social workers. This is the only home study CBT-I CEU program approved by the APA and NASW.

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CBT for Insomnia CEUs and Certification for Clinicians

The CBT-I CEU and Certification materials are delivered electronically via email. There are no refunds or cancellations after purchase.

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Questions?
Contact:
psychiatrydept@umassmed.edu