Psychological Treatments for Insomnia in the Context of Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues - Colleen Carney






Instant Access! — Recorded on 21st March 2021

Approved for 6 CPD/CE credits


TRAINING information

This is an on-demand training event. Watch anytime, anywhere at your convenience.

All course content related to this training will be accessible for 365 days after purchase.

Registration for this event will close on 20th March 2022.


One of the most common comorbid disorders in those with mental health issues is insomnia. Whereas many confuse insomnia disorder for insomnia as a symptom of the co-occurring problem, insomnia disorder is more commonly meritorious of its own treatment attention and effective insomnia treatment improves the co-occurring condition too.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a brief, highly effective treatment for those with co-occurring mental health conditions.  CBT-I is straightforward but it is important to effectively troubleshoot common implementation issues such as finding ways to get out of bed when unmotivated or in pain, limiting time-in-bed in those who use the bed for retreat, and implementing stimulus control in those with trauma and high anxiety. This workshop will use didactic learning, demonstration, breakout room practice and sleep diary exercises to provide a comprehensive coverage of CBT-I for comorbid insomnia. Spend the day expanding your practice with a leading expert in CBT-I, and an energetic speaker with over 20 years training experience.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Conduct screening assessments for insomnia disorder.
  2. List the three causes of chronic insomnia in comorbid insomnias.
  3. Match the main components of CBT-I to the three causes of insomnia.
  4. Deliver the treatment rationale interactively with clients.
  5. Devise a new sleeping schedule with clients collaboratively, and assess the results.
  6. Troubleshoot issues relating to co-occurring conditions such as depression


Video 1:

00:08:39 Welcome – Insomnia is Important
00:12:36 Assessment (brief overview)
00:59:38 What causes Insomnia
01:45:45 Step by Step CBT-I: Stimulus Control and Time in Bed Restrictions
03:44:16 Step by Step CBT-I: Counter Arousal Methods
04:09:52 Step by Step CBT-I: Cognitive Therapy
04:45:52 Implementation Issues and Troubleshooting

Video 2:

00:33:13 Questions & Answers

About the Speaker

Colleen E. Carney, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Ryerson University and the Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory. She is one of leading experts in the treatment of insomnia, particularly in the context of co-occurring illness. She has over 100 publications on the topic of insomnia, including the only Cognitive Behavioural Therapy workbook written expressly for comorbid insomnias. Dr. Carney is a passionate advocate for improving access to effective treatment.


CPD & CE credits available: 6

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association


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Psychological Treatments for Insomnia in the Context of Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues - Colleen Carney