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Understanding and Diagnosing Common Sleep Disorders

On-Demand Pre-Recorded Training 

Workshop Information

Do you have clients who complain of sleep difficulties, but you feel unsure of a diagnosis and next steps? Sleep problems can both be worsened by mental health disorders and can worsen symptoms of those already diagnosed with a mental health disorder. This bidirectional relationship makes it imperative for mental health professionals to have a strong understanding of sleep disorders and treatment options. 

This On-Demand training provides clinicians with an overview of common sleep disorders and dives into the diagnosis and recommended treatment options for these sleep disorders. Common disorders including sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome (RLS), periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), narcolepsy, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders, and insomnia are covered in-depth. Finally, participants have an opportunity to put their knowledge to use with an examination of two case studies. One year access to training videos and materials is provided, so you can revisit the information presented to further solidify and enhance your learning experience.

Course Level: Beginner

Target Audience: Mental health professionals including social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, licensed addictions counselors

Online, Self-Paced/On-Demand
Distance Learning Course

Cost: $65 – Includes:

  • 3.25 CE Credits and one year online access to course

  • Downloadable 30+ page course workbook


Training Format: On-Demand/Self-Study Pre-Recorded Online Video-Based Training (Recorded Feb 2022)

Registration: Participant can register quickly and easily by clicking the “Enroll Now” button below or visit our Course Registration page and scroll down to find your desired course. Registration is on a rolling/ongoing basis and currently has no registration deadline. Scroll down for cancellation/refund information and deadlines.

Presenter: Virginia Runko, PhD, CBSM, DBSM

CE Credits: 3.25 Self-Study Online Pre-Recorded CE Credits
Accepted for:

  • Maryland CEU Institute is an approved provider through the ASWB ACE approved provider program.​

  • Category II Maryland Social Work

  • DC Social Work Credits

See below for credit details

Virginia Runko, PhD

Certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist and Diplomate

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Virginia Runko, PhD, CBSM, DBSM is a licensed psychologist certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist (BSM) and diplomate.  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 worked on interdisciplinary sleep medicine teams at the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep at Howard County General Hospital, the Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates of Baltimore, and the Miami VA.  During her BSM fellowship at Johns Hopkins, she also practiced BSM at an outpatient mental health clinic and was the lead therapist for an NIH-funded clinical trial of CBT-I.  She worked at the Ross Center then in 2019 started her own practice, DC Psychology and Sleep Services, where she treats sleep disorders.  She also provides supportive psychotherapy and conducts CBT for anxiety, depression, relationship and interpersonal difficulty, and adjustment issues in adults, including college students.  In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Runko also provides consultation for clinicians working towards their certification in BSM.

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After attending this course, participants will be able to…

  1. Recognize common sleep disorders including sleep apnea, RLS, PLMD, narcolepsy, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorder, and insomnia

  2. Recall assessment and diagnostic criteria for common sleep disorders

  3. Summarize general sleep guidelines such as recommended sleep amounts and typical circadian rhythms

  4. Identify recommended treatment options for common sleep disorders

  5. Explain the 3P etiological model of insomnia, helping both clinicians and clients understand the different types of factors underlying insomnia

  6. Restate the evidence-base for CBT-I as a front-line treatment for insomnia

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Maryland CEU Institute, #1816, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Maryland CEU Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/04/2022 – 05/04/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 3.25 continuing education credits.


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  • New Jersey accepts only individual approved courses/conferences (see more information under Maryland Social Work Accreditation)

  • New York does not accept ASWB ACE provider or course/conference approval.

  • *West Virginia accepts ACE providers and courses for programs offered outside the state or through distance learning.


3.25 Category II Maryland Social Work CE Credits

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits.

MD Social Work Credits are also accepted for: 
Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
Maryland Licensed Psychologists
Maryland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Maryland Addictions Counselors

Maryland CEU Institute are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.

*New Jersey regulations state that credits are accepted for attendance at programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states: one credit for each hour of attendance. Additional information can be found here. Chapter 13:44G-6.4 C11


PLEASE NOTE: Even when a social work board accepts courses offering ASWB ACE credit, licensees are responsible for determining whether courses meet the CE requirements in their jurisdictions. States and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether any individual course may be accepted for credit. We strongly suggest that licensees contact their individual licensing boards to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state’s laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please send us an email at or complete our Contact Us form. 


Course Interaction & System Requirements: 

This pre-recorded video-based online course is self-paced and has no real-time or live interaction (non-interactive). The course does include video-based prompts and activities to be completed in the accompanying downloadable course workbook. Course questions can be directed to

System Requirements:

  • Please make sure your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or smart device has the following:

    • The most recent version of a web browser listed below

    • Javascript enabled

    • PDF plugin

    • Graphic and audio output capability

    • Broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 5Mbps (recommended)

    • TLS 1.2 supported by your web browser

  • Supported Web Browsers (please make sure your web browser is updated with the latest version):

    • Desktop:

      • Chrome

      • Firefox

      • Safari

      • Microsoft Edge

    • Mobile:

      • iOS Safari: 11 and up

      • Chrome

      • Samsung Internet

    • Unsupported Browsers

      • Internet Explorer 

      • Chromium

      • Linux Web Browsers

​View the FULL LIST of compatible operating systems and system requirements.

CE and Course Completion Requirements:

To earn the full CE Credits and successfully complete this course participants are required to: 

  1. Enroll in the course and complete the attendee attestation at the start of the course.

  2. Watch course videos in full and in order and complete course activities.

  3. Receive a passing score of at least 80% on all course quizzes. Quizzes may be retaken by participants.

  4. Complete the required course evaluation at the conclusion of the course. 

  5. A code will be sent to participants who have completed the course and the evaluation. Using this code participants must complete the final Code Quiz at the end of the training to receive their certificate.

Refund and Cancellations:

To request a refund or cancellation please submit the required information through our Contact page. Customers may request a refund (minus admin fee) or credit towards another training within 14 days after course purchase AND if they have not watched/completed more than 5 videos, lessons, or activities in the course. Please visit our Terms of Service for full refund and cancellation policies.


Please email or submit a Contact form to request an accommodation at least 30 days prior to the training you wish to attend.

Complaints or Grievances: 
All complaints or concerns must be submitted in writing by:

Submitting a Contact Form

Emailing concerns to

An email will be sent to acknowledge receipt and complaints will be responded to within 30 days. For full MD CEU Institute Grievance policy information visit our Terms of Service page.

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