Dr. Colleen E. Carney, Evidence-Based Insomnia Disorder Treatment for Adults with Depression and Anxiety


10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Event Type

On April 21st 2023, Dr Colleen Carney will deliver a full-day workshop on the evidence-based treatment for insomnia in adults with depression and anxiety.

There is considerable dated misinformation about insomnia treatment in the media and on the internet (e.g., Sleep hygiene is an effective treatment for insomnia, melatonin is an effective sleep aid for sleep, avoid blue light). This makes it difficult for non-sleep specialist clinicians to know how to effectively treat a frequently co-occuring disorder like insomnia disorder, in their clients with depression and anxiety. Cognitive Behavioural Insomnia Therapy (CBT-I) is an effective, brief treatment with strategies that are complementary to cognitive behavioural treatments for depression and anxiety.

This workshop will begin with an overview of insomnia and its causes, followed by a detailed presentation of how sleep problems can be effectively assessed outside of the sleep laboratory setting. Attendees will receive a brief, easy-to-understand background in sleep regulation in order to effectively troubleshoot problems. You will learn how to implement CBT-I in those with commonly co-occurring disorders such as depressive or anxiety disorders. In addition to training in the basics of CBT-I for insomnia, this workshop will cover whether adjustments to CBT may be necessary in the context of trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders.

All details for registration can be found at www.bespokementalhealth.ca

Bespoke Mental Health Canada is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Bespoke Mental Health Canada maintains responsibility for the program.

Fees for the event are as follows:

Professionals: $175 CAD

Students*: $140 CAD

* Proof of student status may be required in order to qualify for a student rate