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CBT-i is the first-line, gold standard behavioral treatment for Insomnia. Studies are showing a significant relationship between Insomnia and Eating Disorders, as they frequently co-occur and can even be a diagnostic flag for each other. In this workshop we will learn how to diagnose insomnia, how to identify when it needs treatment, and learn the components of CBT-i. In addition, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has been seen to assist in CBT-i treatment compliance. We will learn the basics of ACT, how it can help CBT-i be used more effectively, and applications for use in the eating disorder population. Case conceptualization activity and multiple experiential exercises will be used.

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Learn how to use CBT for Insomnia from an ACT perspective and apply it specifically to individuals with co-occurring Insomnia and Eating Disorders.


Outline/Timeline: 2.5 hrs (can be adjusted)

(2 mins) Introduction
(3 - 5 mins) Diagnosing Insomnia
(3 mins) Scientific evidence for treating as an independent diagnosis
(30 mins) Basic Sleep Education

(5 – 10 mins) How Eating Disorders Intertwine 

(5 mins) Barriers to Care - Weight/Race Bias in Healthcare
(30 mins) Components of Manualized CBT-I in detail (Stimulus Control, Sleep Quality Training, Relaxation Techniques, Sleep Hygiene, Cognitive Restructuring)
(3 mins) Contraindications for CBT-I
(3 mins) ACT overview
(15 mins) Components of ACT-I in detail (Stimulus Control, Sleep Quality Training, Relaxation Techniques, Sleep Hygiene, Cognitive Defusion, Acceptance Strategies)
(20 mins) Interactive Experiential Exercises (Lemon Exercise and/or Thought Card Exercise for Cognitive Defusion; ACT in a Nutshell meditation)
(5 mins) ACT-I Efficacy
(5-10 mins) Evidence for using ACT with Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Insomnia
(15 mins) Case Conceptualization Example (interactive)

(10 - 15 mins) Q & A

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to recognize and describe the two biological processes that regulate sleep (Circadian Rhythm and Homeostatic Drive), and how these concurrently impact eating disorder symptoms.
  • Participants will be able to identify the five components of manualized CBT-i.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the benefits of using ACT adjunctly to increase motivation and CBT-i adherence in the eating disorder population.
  • Participants will be able to recognize symptoms of insomnia and of eating disorders.
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Official information:

Refunds: Registrants who are unable to attend a Thrapy Express seminar or live webinars may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Thrapy Express ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.
Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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