Who is This Program For?
This course is suitable for healthcare practitioners including family practice physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, medical residents and interns, etc., and mental health practitioners, including psychologists, addictions specialists, social workers, registered marriage and family therapists, psychotherapists, students in the field, and more.
January Intake (Now Registering)
January 15, 2018 to March 9, 2018
$1075 + HST: Early Bird Discount ($75) for registration and payment before December 8 2017
Registration Deadline: January 1, 2018
Pre-Approved by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association for 50 Credit Hours, Event Code 64930410
Pre-Approved by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 50 CORE CEU hours
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Clients with Insomnia (CBT-I)
CounselCareCanada Learning Solutions
Education and Training for the World in Which in You Practice!
We specialize in online learning in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for mental (and physical) health professionals. We realize that educating professionals in CBT significantly expands the health and wellness resources available to healthcare clients.
You will work in small collaborative groups within a larger class. In fact, you can register with a group of 6-8 peers and expect to complete the entire program with that same group. Alternately, you can register individually and work with people from across the country and beyond. Your collaborative learning groups will facilitate the development of critical thinking skills, the co-creation of knowledge, meaning, reflection, and transformative learning. Reciprocal scaffolding (Holton and Thomas, 2006) is utilized where collaboratively working groups are provided with opportunities to learn from the experiences and knowledge of each other.
This online program consists of weekly video lectures, weekly discussion, frequent electronic quizzes to keep you on-track, group Case Studies, and meetings with your facilitator via Skype/Adobe Connect.
What Will I Learn?
This course teaches mental health professionals how to provide empirically validated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). It focuses on the following key areas: the condition we know as insomnia; assessment of clients with insomnia; determining client suitability for CBT-I; the collaborative therapeutic relationship; the conceptual framework of CBT-I; the treatment structure and process for CBT-I; and how to work collaboratively with the medical community in treating clients with insomnia.
October Intake (Now Registering)
October 16, 2017 to December 15, 2017
$1075 + HST: Early Bird Discount ($75) for registration and payment before September 8
Registration Deadline: September 29, 2017
Why Learn CBT-I?
A Harvard mental health publication on sleep problems reports that 50-80% of individuals with mental health issues experience chronic sleep problems, especially those clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This compares to 10-18 % sleep problems in the general population. Furthermore, the publication reports that sleep disorders can result from mental health issues, but can also place clients at increased risk for developing particular mental illnesses, and that treating sleep disorders may help alleviate symptoms of the mental health problem. This information has enormous implications for health care practitioners, especially those who work with clients affected by mental health issues. Of the 70 types of sleep disorders that exist, one of the most common is insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep), a common issue seen in mental health clients. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, already adapted to meet the challenges of so many mental health problems, now offers a safe and evidence-based solution to manage insomnia and its effects. CBT-I can be effective for insomnia whether it stands alone as the main client concern or co-exists with another condition.
How Will I Learn It?
How is This Program Presented?
This is a web-based learning program. Learners will be placed in small learning groups within the larger course. Video lectures will be posted to the program on Mondays of each week for a total of ten weeks. Learners will engage in weekly discussion within their small groups and work on several case studies on CBT-I. There will be a weekly electronic quiz on the material presented over the week, and a final quiz. Learners are invited to submit a taped client session and conceptualization for feedback.