Training Schedule (all in EST and virtual)
 
September 30, 2022 9:30-4:30 EST
Integrating the treatment of Sleep Disorders into the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program

a.    9AM-10:15AM: Training Content

i.    Learn about the functions of sleep, the circadian and homeostatic processes regulating sleep, and how this knowledge informs clinical assessment and treatment in DBT patient populations.

ii.    Explore diagnostic criteria for clinically relevant sleep-wake disorders including insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and nightmare disorder.

iii.    Explore the prevalence and consequences of sleep disruptions in DBT patient populations. 

iv.    Learn about current sleep-focused treatment options in DBT and overcoming barriers to their implementation.

b.    10:15AM-10:30AM: Morning Break

c.    10:30AM-12PM: Training Content

i.    Gain proficiency using standard assessment measures for clinically relevant sleep-wake disorders including the Insomnia Severity Index, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Dysfunctional Beliefs and Attitudes About Sleep Questionnaire, Pre-Sleep Arousal Scale, Fear of Sleep Inventory, STOP-BANG, and Consensus Sleep Diary.

ii.    Understand the structure, content, function, and process for conducting a sleep-focused intake interview. 

d.    12PM-1PM: Lunch Break

e.    1PM-2:15PM: Training Content

i.    Review clinical practice guidelines for the pharmacological and behavioral treatment of chronic insomnia and nightmare disorder in adults. 

ii.    Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT), and Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy (ERRT). 

f.    2:15PM-2:30PM: Afternoon Break

g.    2:30PM-4:30PM: Training Content

i.    Learn and practice implementing the central components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I): Stimulus control, Bedtime restriction, Relaxation training, Sleep hygiene, Cognitive therapy to address sleep-interfering beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions, and Relapse prevention.

ii.    Learn and practice implementing the central components of Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy (ERRT) for trauma-related nightmare disorder: Overview of trauma and PTSD, nightmares in PTSD, 3 theories of nightmare development, Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), visualization, identifying trauma themes in nightmares, rescripting nightmare content according to trauma themes, paced breathing, troubleshooting treatment barriers, and mindfulness. 

iii.    Explore strategies to effectively integrate the assessment and treatment of sleep disruption in your DBT patients. 

iv.    Apply your knowledge from this training using case examples to generate a case conceptualization, individualized treatment plan, and to know when referral to a sleep specialist may be warranted.

October 21st, 2022 9:30-12 EST
Treating Post Traumatic Nightmares

a.    9AM-10:30 AM: Training Content

i.    Learn about the functions of sleep, the circadian and homeostatic processes regulating sleep, and how this knowledge informs clinical assessment and treatment.

ii.    Explore diagnostic criteria for clinically relevant sleep-wake disorders including insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and nightmare disorder.

iii.    Gain proficiency using standard assessment measures for clinically relevant sleep-wake disorders including the Insomnia Severity Index, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Dysfunctional Beliefs and Attitudes About Sleep Questionnaire, Pre-Sleep Arousal Scale, Fear of Sleep Inventory, STOP-BANG, and Consensus Sleep Diary.

b.    10:30AM-11:00 AM: Morning Break

c.    11:00AM-12:30 PM: Training Content

i.    Learn and practice implementing the central components of Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy (ERRT) for trauma-related nightmare disorder: Overview of trauma and PTSD, nightmares in PTSD, 3 theories of nightmare development, Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), visualization, identifying trauma themes in nightmares, rescripting nightmare content according to trauma themes, paced breathing, troubleshooting treatment barriers, and mindfulness. 

ii.    Apply your knowledge from this training using case examples to generate a case conceptualization, individualized treatment plan, and to know when referral to a sleep specialist may be warranted.

October 24th, 2022 9:30-12 EST
Integrating CBT-Insomnia into a DBT Program

a,    9AM-10:30 AM: Training Content

i.    Learn about the functions of sleep, the circadian and homeostatic processes regulating sleep, and how this knowledge informs clinical assessment and treatment.

ii.    Explore diagnostic criteria for clinically relevant sleep-wake disorders including insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and nightmare disorder.

iii.    Gain proficiency using standard assessment measures for clinically relevant sleep-wake disorders including the Insomnia Severity Index, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Dysfunctional Beliefs and Attitudes About Sleep Questionnaire, Pre-Sleep Arousal Scale, Fear of Sleep Inventory, STOP-BANG, and Consensus Sleep Diary.

b.    10:30AM-11:00 AM: Morning Break

c.     11:00AM-12:30 PM: Training Content

i.    Learn and practice implementing the central components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I): Stimulus control, Bedtime restriction, Relaxation training, Sleep hygiene, Cognitive therapy to address sleep-interfering beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions, and Relapse prevention.

ii.    Apply your knowledge from this training using case examples to generate a case conceptualization, individualized treatment plan, and to know when referral to a sleep specialist may be warranted.