The Utah Psychological Association
CBT for Insomnia
Presented by Lori Neeleman, PhD, DBSM
Registration: 8:30 A.M.
Presentation: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
6.0 CE Hours
Sleep disturbance and insomnia specifically is a common condition and known to co-occur with several mental and physical health conditions including depression and suicide, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, chronic pain, cancer and its treatment, cardiovascular disease, and dementia. Historically, insomnia was most often considered a symptom of a co-occurring condition and assumed to resolve with the co-occurring condition, treated with medication, or ignored. Research over the last 20 years has provided strong support for treating insomnia as a comorbid condition to improve not only sleep disturbance and quality of life but mental health conditions as well. Despite strong evidence for the effectiveness of CBT-I, most people with insomnia aren’t offered this treatment due to a lack of awareness and a lack of trained providers. This presentation will provide training in the basics of sleep and the delivery of CBT-I with the goal of preparing the attendee to implement this effective treatment in their practice.
- Outline the core components of sleep science relevant to treating insomnia with cognitive behavioral strategies including the 2 process model of sleep regulation, sleep architecture, wake and sleep promoting neurotransmitters, and primary sleep disorders.
- Discuss the relationship between sleep and age, mental and physical health conditions, and commonly used medications.
- Summarize the literature for the effectiveness of CBT-I in treating insomnia singly and as a comorbid condition.
- Understand the 3-P model of insomnia and how the CBT-I treatment components effectively address perpetuating factors that sustain chronic insomnia.
- Develop skills relevant to delivery of CBT-I including familiarity with assessment tools and effective use of a sleep diary, stimulus control, sleep restriction, relaxation, sleep hygiene, and cognitive restructuring.
- Summarize contraindications and potential risks associated with implementation of CBT-I and potential modifications for special populations.
Lori Neeleman, PhD, DBSM is a licensed clinical psychologist with board certification in behavioral sleep medicine through the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in psychology with an emphasis in health psychology and psychobiology. Dr. Neeleman completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Brigham Young University and her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at St. Mary’s Children and Family Services in Syosset, NY.
Dr. Neeleman is one of the few clinical psychologists in Utah with board certification in behavioral sleep medicine. She has expertise in providing cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, the recommended first line treatment for insomnia by the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Neeleman provides consultation, education, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for a full range of sleep problems including:
- Circadian Rhythm Sleep Wake Disorders
- Intolerance of pap therapy for sleep disordered breathing
- Discontinuing or reducing the use of sleep medication
- Behaviors during sleep (e.g., sleep walking, talking, eating)
- Sleep disturbance in the context of depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood instability, substance use, chronic pain.
- Sleep across the life span
- Sleep optimization to improve performance
- Sleep disturbance due to shift work or frequent travel.
Dr. Neeleman practices behavioral sleep medicine at the Intermountain Sleep Centers. For more information, call 801-314-2400 (TOSH) or 801-408-3617 (LDSH).
Student members: $15
Non-member students: $45
How to register:
Online: visit www.utpsych.org
Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337
Mail check to
Utah Psychological Association
5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM
Cancellations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.
Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance
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