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How to Treat Chronic Insomnia

Oct 28, 2013 01:30pm -
Oct 28, 2013 03:30pm

Event Description

Claudi M. Toth, Psy.D., instructor

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE - 1:30 - 3:30 pm

This presentation will provide an overview of how to treat chronic insomnia behaviorally (without medicine).  Signs and symptoms of insomnia will be discussed as well as common causes of the condition.  Participants will be introduced to cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)—an effective evidence-based treatment for chronic insomnia.  An overview will be provided of the core components involved in CBT-I.  Emphasis will be made on how to adapt these techniques into actual practice in people’s lives.

Upon completion of the program the participant will be able to:

·         Discuss signs and symptoms of insomnia as well as common causes of insomnia

·         Describe the prevalence of chronic insomnia and behavioral treatment options

·         Examine the components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia

·         Present a how-to approach for understanding and explaining these techniques to others

·         Discuss common challenges to implementation of techniques


Program Code: HP49
2 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton

Claudia Toth, Psy.D., is currently the Assistant Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine services at Sleep HealthCenters.  She is appointed as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Psychologist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.  She is one of very few licensed clinical psychologists practicing in Massachusetts who has earned certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine from the American Board of Sleep Medicine.  She has degrees in Psychology from the University of Michigan and the University of Hartford and received clinical training at the Yale School of Medicine, the Northampton VA Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Toth’s primary clinical role is to provide cognitive behavioral therapy and other behavioral interventions to assist individuals with sleep disorders better manage sleep.  In addition to work in sleep, Dr. Toth’s previous clinical and research experience lay in behavioral medicine, including obesity, eating disorders, and weight management— expertise that lends itself well to improving the quality of life of the typical sleep clinic patient. 

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Health Psychology & Medicine
Early registration ends on Aug 06, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Aug 07, 2013 and ends on Oct 17, 2013.
Late registration starts on Oct 18, 2013.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 How to Treat Chronic Insomnia - HP49
Member Fee: $45.00$45.00$45.00
Non-Member Fee: $45.00$45.00$45.00

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