Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

This 2-day workshop provides training in the assessment and treatment of deployment related sleep disturbance with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), an evidence-based approach to treating sleep problems.  It covers the rates and types of sleep problems identified in the military population, highlights current research findings on this topic, and reviews clinical strategies and interventions.  The instructors teach skills for using Stimulus Control and Sleep Restriction to treat insomnia, and Imagery Rehearsal Therapy to address nightmares.  Military case examples are incorporated to illustrate key concepts and techniques. Participants are expected to do role-plays in class to practice CBT-I techniques, and they must attend both days.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the prevalence and kinds of sleep problems experienced by military personnel during and after deployment.
  2. Identify types of insomnia and the symptoms associated with such sleep disturbance.
  3. Recognize the role of sleep disturbance in PTSD and TBI.
  4. Examine different components of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
  5. Develop skills for using Stimulus Control and Sleep Restriction to treat insomnia in military personnel.
  6. Develop skills for using Imagery Rehearsal Therapy to treat nightmares in military personnel.