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Sleep Disorders Treatment in CBT & DBT

with Dr. Brian Curtis
Behavioral Care Center of New Jersey and Metro NY DBT Center bring you these 3 virtual seminars which will provide Sleep Disorders Treatment in CBT & DBT.
1- Integrating the treatment of Sleep Disorders into the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
Date: September 30, 2022
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm EST (virtual)
Fee: $200

2 - Treating Post Traumatic Nightmares
Date: October 21, 2022
Time: 9:30 am to 12noon EST (virtual)
Fee: $100
3 - Integrating CBT-Insomnia into a DBT Program
Date: October 24, 2022
Time: 9:30 am to 12noon EST (virtual)
Fee: $100
You may register for one, two, or all three of the trainings.  All Payments must be received by October 14, 2022 or when capacity is reached.

Click here to register online and for payment information.
Training Description:
This training is for clinicians who want to increase their competence to assess and treat comorbid sleep disruption in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) patient populations. Evidence suggests that these populations often struggle with chronic insomnia and recurring trauma-related nightmares. Unfortunately, there is a lack of clinicians with competence to address these challenges. If you’re interested in being part of the solution to this problem, this training is for you. 
By participating in this training, you will better understand the functions of sleep and the consequences of untreated sleep disruption in your patients. You will gain proficiency administering and scoring brief assessment measures for clinically relevant sleep-wake disorders. You will learn how to conduct a sleep-focused intake interview. You will also learn and practice the central components of the gold standard treatments for chronic insomnia (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia; CBT-I) and trauma-related nightmare disorder (Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy; ERRT). These are incredibly rewarding treatments to provide given their targeted, short-term, and highly effective nature. There will be plenty of opportunity to apply your new knowledge using case examples and to ask questions relevant to your patients and treatment setting. Please consider improving the lives of your patients by improving their sleep today.

For the Training Objectives and information about CEs, please click here.

For the Schedule, Please Click Here.​
Meet the Presenter:

Brian Curtis, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with advanced training and specialization in the treatment of sleep disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adults. He has considerable expertise in the treatment of chronic insomnia, chronic trauma-related nightmares, and helping people safely and gradually discontinue their use of various sleep medications that they may have been taking for years.


Dr. Curtis has completed advanced training and certification in the most effective, gold standard treatments for chronic insomnia disorder (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia; CBT-I), trauma-related nightmare disorder (Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy; ERRT), post-traumatic stress disorder (Cognitive Processing Therapy; CPT), and borderline personality disorder (Dialectical Behavior Therapy; DBT).


Dr. Curtis received his master's and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Utah. He completed his doctoral internship at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. During this time, he received in-depth training and expertise working with adults with anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, relationship difficulties, substance use disorders, chronic pain, chronic insomnia, nightmare disorder, breathing-related sleep disorders, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder.

Before becoming a clinical psychologist, Dr. Curtis received a master's degree in neuroscience from the University of Utah under the mentorship of Nobel Prize winning geneticist Mario Capecchi, Ph.D. Dr. Curtis has 12 years of research experience and 11 peer-reviewed scientific publications in some of the world's top journals in neuroscience and sleep medicine. He is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM).


Given his expertise in behavioral sleep medicine, Dr. Curtis has been sought out to offer various trainings to his mental health professional colleagues in the assessment and treatment of sleep disruption across numerous mental health difficulties.


When he's not being a psychologist, you can find Brian enjoying time with his wife and best friend Megan, playing on the floor with their four young children, playing the drums, and keeping up his daily meditation practice. Brian's interest in meditation and mindfulness led to his being trained in many mindfulness-based treatments including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

​Questions or concerns: If you have any questions or concerns not addressed on the website, please email or or call 973-660-0700.
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