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CE program - CBT -I
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Clinical Division

CBT for Insomnia: The Gold Standard
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Sponsored By:

Westchester Center for Psychological Education 

Westchester County Psychological Association Clinical Division

Presented by:
Dr. Shelby Harris, PsyD, DBSM 
Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director and Founder, NY Sleep and Psychology


Admission (includes access to 1.0 Continuing Education Credit)
WCPA Members - $15.00
Non-members - $40
WCPA Student Members - Free!
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CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) is considered by numerous medical societies as the gold standard, first-line treatment for insomnia, ahead of medication. Despite the guidelines routinely recommending CBT-I, the treatment is massively under-utilized. Far too few clinicians are well-trained in the CBT-I, with many not even knowing about the treatment at all. Older models of insomnia care typically thought of insomnia as a “secondary” symptom in relation to a “primary” issue, further delaying appropriate treatment. This introductory talk will discuss the basics of insomnia diagnosis, as well as current conceptualizations of insomnia as a comorbidity. The basics of CBT-I treatment will be covered, with attendees understanding how to incorporate basic modules of the treatment into their own practice. In addition, providers will have a solid grounding in when to refer patients for more in-depth sleep evaluation and/or treatment. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to describe 3 diagnostic nuances of insomnia as a comorbidity.
2. Participants will be able to list the basic modules of CBT for Insomnia.
3. Participants will be able to identify what patients are appropriate for CBT-I and when to refer to a sleep specialist

Speaker's Bio:

Shelby Harris PsyD, DBSM is a clinical psychologist and sleep specialist in private practice in NY. She is board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and treats a wide variety of sleep, anxiety and depression issues using evidence-based, non-medication treatments. Her self-help book The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia was published in 2019 by W.W. Norton Books. Dr. Harris holds an academic appointment as Clinical Associate Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in both Neurology and Psychiatry. Before going into private practice, she was the longstanding director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in NYC. Dr. Harris has been an invited columnist for the New York Times, and is frequently in the media including the New Yorker, CBS Mornings and Today Show. Dr. Harris can be found on Instagram at @SleepDocShelby where she provides evidence-based information about sleep wellness and sleep disorders. 

This event is targeted towards:

1. Mid Career PhD Professionals

2. Early Career PhD Professionals

3. Recent Graduates

4. Graduate Students