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CBT-I Clinical Training Manual and Webinar

Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder. It affects 15-33% of the population with even higher prevalence rates in the elderly and clinical populations. CBT-I improves sleep in 70-80% of patients, is more effective than sleeping pills and reduces or eliminates sleeping pills in the vast majority of patients, and doubles the improvement rates of depression compared to antidepressant medication alone in depressed patients with insomnia.

Although cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is now considered the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia due to its superior long-term efficacy, lack of side effects, and patient preference, there is a dire shortage of clinicians and sleep clinics with expertise in CBT-I due to a scarcity of training opportunities in this area. For clinicians who wish to develop expertise in CBT-I, Dr. Gregg D. Jacobs offers a CBT-I clinical training manual and a two-and-a-half hour webinar that accompanies the manual. This is the only CBT-I manual and webinar currently available that provides a state-of-the-art, empirically validated CBT-I five session program.

Please note there are NO CE credits for this webinar. However, clinicians who purchase the manual and webinar and who are accepting patients will be listed on Dr. Jacobsís website, www.cbtforinsomnia.com, as a resource for patients seeking CBT-I therapists. His website is the #1 website in search engines such as Google for patients searching for CBT-I. Clinicians will also receive documentation that they have completed Dr. Jacobs’s CBT-I training manual and webinar and have demonstrated proficiency in his CBT-I program that was developed and tested at Harvard Medical School.

The CBT-I Clinical Training Manual and Webinar enables clinicians to develop competence in CBT-I using an empirically and clinically validated CBT-I protocol. It is based on over 25 years of clinical practice at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center by Gregg D. Jacobs, Ph.D., involving over 10,000 insomnia patients. The manual and webinar are also based on extensive empirical research on CBT-I, including a landmark federally-funded study conducted at Harvard Medical School by Gregg D. Jacobs, Ph.D. and colleagues that demonstrated that the same CBT protocol described in the CBT-I manual and webinar was more effective than Ambien ((Jacobs, GD, et al. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Pharmacotherapy for Insomnia: a Randomized Controlled Trial and Direct Comparison. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004, 164: 1888-96)

The CBT-I clinical training manual is a detailed, 200 page PDF manual that is intended for physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and PSG staff who wish to develop expertise in CBT-I. It contains modules on:

  • Sleep and Insomnia: Basic Concepts
  • Sleep Medications
  • Assessment of insomnia patients
  • Theory and rationale for the CBT techniques used to treat insomnia including cognitive restructuring, sleep scheduling, stimulus control, relaxation, sleep hygiene, and medication tapering techniques
  • Step-by-step 5 session treatment manuals for groups and individuals
  • Fees and Billing Information
  • Potential Clinical Issues

The CBT-I manual also includes all program materials (relaxation techniques compact disk, sleep diaries, progress summaries, and brochures) and extensive focus articles. It is available for solo clinicians, sleep clinics and group practices, and institutions.

The CBT-I manual and webinar are delivered electronically via email.

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