Sleep Matters: Improving Mental Health & Wellbeing Through Non-Medication Sleep Interventions
3.0 CREDIT HOURS
Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) interventions, which are non-medication management strategies, can help clients presenting with certain sleep disorders. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to assess for insomnia and delayed sleep phase syndrome, sleep disorders that are likely present in their client populations. Evidence-based BSM treatments for insomnia and delayed sleep phase syndrome will be discussed in a way such that attendees will be able to take back tools to implement in their practice. Specifically, attendees will be introduced to the gold standard for insomnia treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). Strategies will also be discussed for managing delayed sleep phase, a circadian rhythm disorder that is especially prevalent in adolescents and early adults.
Virginia Runko, PhD, CBSM, DBSM is a licensed psychologist and holds the highest credentials as Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM). Within BSM, her specialty is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). She completed her BSM fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She has practiced BSM in various settings, including sleep clinics and a group mental health practice. In 2019, she started her own practice, DC Psychology and Sleep Services, where she treats sleep disorders as well as conducts more general psychotherapy. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Runko provides consultation for clinicians working towards their certification in BSM and serves as a director on the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
May 10, 2024: 8:45am-12pm ET | Sleep Matters | 3 Cred Hrs
Date: Fri, May 10, 2024 - Morning Session
Time: 8:45am-12:00pm Eastern Time
Delivery Format: Live Online Interactive Training on Zoom
Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals