An interprofessional team of healthcare providers, educators, and sleep researchers has developed this on-demand professional development course on Insomnia Interventions. You will learn effective sleep therapy techniques that reverse chronic insomnia and lead to sustained improvements in sleep quality without sleep medications. The team has extensive experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and the deprescribing of sedative-hypnotics. Because of the success of these methods and the satisfaction of patients, the team is passionate about sharing these effective strategies. Using an engaging, interactive format, the program highlights practical approaches and resources for how to implement CBT-I and deprescribing of sleep medications into your clinical practice.
- Setting the Stage: Insomnia Assessment & Treatment Overview
- CBT-I: Sleep Scheduling
- CBT-I: Calming the Racing Mind
- Sleeping Pills and How to Safely and Effectively Stop their Chronic Use
- Case-Based Approach to Developing Abilities for Stopping Long-Term Use of Sedative-Hypnotics
- Brief Appointments to Support CBT-I and Deprescribing of Sedative-Hypnotics
- Running a CBT-I-Group Program
- Applying the Strategies to your Setting
- Judith R. Davidson, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical and Health Psychologist, Somnologist (ESRS): Behavioural Sleep Medicine & Adjunct Professor, Queen's University, Department of Psychology
- Erin Desmarais, MSW, RSW; Clinical Social Worker, Queen's Family Health Team, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University
- Katherine Fretz, MSc, PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Queen’s University
- David Gardner, PharmD, MSc, Professor of Psychiatry & Pharmacy, Dalhousie University
- Cynthia Leung, RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, CDE, Pharmacist, Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University
- Stephanie Lynch, PharmD, BCACP, Pharmacist, Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University
- Eileen Sloan, PhD, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
- Shayna Watson, MEd, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University
This 3 credit-per-hour Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is provided through Queen’s University for up to 30 Self-Learning Mainpro+ credits.
This event is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is approved by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Queen’s University. You may claim a maximum of 10 hours.
Anyone who is interested in helping their patients or clients reverse their chronic insomnia and experience long-term benefits of sound sleep. Past learners have included family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, residents, and clinical psychology students.