Donn Posner – Treating Insomnia: Transdiagnostic Clinical Strategies to Optimize Sleep & Improve Outcomes in Clients with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Pain
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- Donn Posner, Professor
6 hours and 31 minutes.
Audio and video formats are available.
Date: July 24, 2019
As a clinician, you are making blunders if you do not inquire about your clients’ sleep. All physicians should be able to diagnose and treat insomnia because it is so crucial for your clients’ health and quality of life.
Insomnia is a common side effect of PTSD, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and a wide range of other behavioral and physiological conditions. The conventional view has been that treating the core problem will cure the sleeplessness. However, the evidence does not support this conventional belief. Although the main condition improves slightly, the insomnia frequently does not, which can result in worse therapeutic results for the primary disorder, an increased dropout rate, and greater recurrence rates.
Despite your efforts to treat the primary problem, your client remains weary and struggles with primary disorder symptoms, leaving you disappointed and burdened since you don’t know what to do next. When clients suffer from PTSD, anxiety, despair, or chronic pain, their symptoms worsen —- and therapy becomes more difficult —- when they are unable to sleep. As a result, the sleeplessness must be addressed directly.
Improve client clinical results by including insomnia therapy into your practice!
Donn Posner, Ph.D., Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, will lead you through the therapy of insomnia step by step. You’ll learn how to diagnose and treat insomnia, as well as how to educate your clients about sleep so they may become experts on their own sleep issues. Discover evidence-based ways for assisting your clients in sleeping longer and more efficiently, as well as having more energy during the day. As a consequence, the frequency and intensity of your clients’ PTSD, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain symptoms will reduce.
This recording will provide you with the tools you need to cure insomnia. Even better, you’ll add crucial strategies to your therapeutic toolkit that you were unaware were lacking.
Learn how to manage insomnia and transform your treatment results!
Insomnia Treatment Manual (5.7 MB)
Outline 87 Pages Available After Purchase
Sleep Regulation Issues: How Does Insomnia Develop?
Factors that reduce sleep drive
Factors that degrade the circadian clock signal
How the circadian clock and sleep drive interact to control sleep
How the arousal system disrupts sleep regulation
Cognitive arousal and sleep disruption are caused by cognitions and activities.
Recognize conditioned insomnia
Evaluation and Treatment Planning
To enhance the outcomes of PTSD, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety, treat sleeplessness.
Why treating a fundamental mental illness will not cure insomnia
Considerations for the Clinical Interview Based on Insomnia
Who is a good CBT-I candidate?
Sleep aids and hypnotic drugs
Drugs that can interfere with sleep
Resources for self-assessment
Research limitations and possible dangers
Factors of Evaluation
Examine for concomitant sleep disorders.
Examine sleep duration
Recognize the symptoms of sleeplessness during the day.
Recognize poor sleeping patterns
Other aspects of evaluation
When should you consult a sleep specialist?
Reduce Clients’ Vulnerability to Insomnia Through Sleep Hygiene
Watching the clock and its consequences for the sleep diary
Concerns about the environment
How eating influences sleep
When should you exercise?
Address the usage of coffee, alcohol, and nicotine.
Sleep Restriction Therapy (SRT): Improve Sleep Drive and Circadian Clock Signals
Sleep restriction objectives
Reasons for Sleep Restrictions
SRT: Considerations for Setting the Sleep Window in Steps
When and how to lengthen your time in bed
Address your clients’ concerns regarding SRT.
Combat the difficulties of waking up on time.
Troubleshooting Inadequate Progress
Address Conditioned Arousal using Stimulus Control (SC).
Stimulus control objectives
Justification for stimulus control
Step-by-step stimulation control
Strategies for reducing arousal
Nighttime wakefulness activities
Respond to clients’ realistic problems
Remove impediments to stimuli control.
Cognitive Therapy: Assist clients in changing thoughts and beliefs that interfere with their sleep.
Reduce arousal by using the buffer zone and concern time.
Educate your client so that they will become an authority on their own sleep condition.
Tools for identifying sleep-interfering cognitions and beliefs
Combat distracting thoughts when sleeping
Activities that assist customers experiencing arousal
Reduce sleep effort and concern about sleep deprivation
Correct unreasonable client expectations
Methods for reorganizing thinking
Experiments in behavior
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Donn Posner, Ph.D., a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM), works for the Palo Alto VA as a clinical/research psychologist.
Prior to joining the VA, he was a clinical associate professor at Brown Medical School for 25 years. He was the director of clinical behavioral medicine at Rhode Island and Miriam hospitals, as well as the director of behavioral sleep medicine for Lifespan Hospitals’ Sleep Disorders Center. Dr. Posner was the principal supervisor for a rotation of the behavioral medicine track of the clinical psychology internship at Brown for 20 of those years. He also coached postdoctoral fellows and taught interns, fellows, and residents in internal medicine and psychiatry on behavioral sleep medicine and anxiety disorders. In addition, he served as a consultant for the Veteran’s Administration’s adoption of CBT-I and taught VA physicians around the country in its use.
Dr. Posner is a co-author of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia: A Session-by-Session Guide (Springer/Verlag, New York). The book is aimed for clinical trainees and non-insomnia sleep specialists, as well as more experienced clinicians from other fields who want to learn how to deliver scientifically supported cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia (CBT-I).
Dr. Posner is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and was one of the organization’s first certified behavioral sleep medicine experts. He is also a founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and has acquired the title of Diplomate with the SBSM, the organization’s highest degree of qualification and proficiency.
Disclosures for Speakers:
Donn Posner is an adjunct clinical associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. He works with the Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research as a clinical researcher. PESI, Inc. pays Dr. Posner a speaking fee.
Donn Posner is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, among other organizations.
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