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Friday Forum Encore: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia – What Clinicians Need to Know and Skills to Use with Your Clients
Friday, November 13, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Category: Webinar

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia – What Clinicians Need to Know and Skills to Use with Your Clients

This program will be held virtually via Zoom because of safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar link has been emailed to all registrants.

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program

Estimates of the prevalence of insomnia and sleep dissatisfaction for the general population range to 30%. These issues are even higher in clients seen in psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) is a short-term, effective treatment, but few providers are trained in this intervention. The first half of the program will focus on research evidence and how CBTI therapists conceptualize these cases. The second half of the program will focus on concrete skills you can use with your clients, two to three case presentations, and participants’ case consultations and questions.

This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Apply the conceptualization of insomnia in behavioral and cognitive terms they can discuss with their clients.
  2. Explain the efficacy of CBTI versus medications.
  3. Analyze patients’ sleep behaviors and cognitions to be able to provide concrete suggestions to their patients to help them improve their sleep.

About the Presenters:

Samantha Anders, Ph.D., LP, is a clinical health psychologist who works in the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center within Hennepin Healthcare using behavioral sleep medicine. She received her degree from the University of Minnesota, Counseling Psychology. She established the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program in 2014. She is a member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Michael Schmitz, Psy.D., LP, DBSM, is a clinical health psychologist who is certified in behavioral sleep medicine. He received his degree from the University of St. Thomas, Counseling Psychology. He established the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program in 2000 and in 2009 and a primary-care based Behavioral Sleep Medicine program within the Allina Health System. He currently serves as the Director of the Behavioral Sleep Health Program for Fairview Health Services Sleep Program. He is a past president of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and current president of the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine overseeing specialty credentialing in the field of behavioral sleep medicine.
The speakers have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]


To Register:

Registration is now closed.

Click here to view and download a PDF program flyer and registration form.

Registration Pricing:

Type MPA Member Non-Member Student
Pricing $45 $65 $15


Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling fee, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. 
No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.