Treatment of Insomnia: An Introduction and Step-by-Step Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Dr. Joseph Dzierzewski

10/16/2020 at 9:00 am - 4:15 pm


6 CE credits

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this workshop is available for live online streaming only. Participants will be able to communicate with the instructor in real-time during the course of instruction.

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    About the Workshop:

    Insomnia is a very common disorder, impacting 10% of men and 20% of women, and is nearly ubiquitous in patients with other mental health conditions and those experiencing significant life stress. Importantly for mental health practitioners, unaddressed insomnia can impact the course and success of other mental health treatments. The recommended first-line treatment for insomnia is cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). This course is designed to introduce this highly effective approach. After providing foundational knowledge about sleep and covering the basic components of the approach, adaptations for diverse patient groups will be discussed, including adaptations for working with comorbid physical and psychological conditions.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe how insomnia can impact other symptoms and problems in their patients.
    2. Describe the cognitive-behavioral model for the development and maintenance of insomnia symptoms.
    3. Implement the cognitive and behavioral components of CBT-I in their work with patients.
    4. Identify diverse patient groups that require adaptation to the treatment approach.


    This presentation is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health providers, and graduate students of psychology.

    About the Speaker:

    Dr. Joseph Dzierzewski is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive expertise in the psychological treatment of sleep disorders, including insomnia. Dr. Dzierzewski has an active research program, with over 70 peer-reviewed publications and is investigator on over $4 million in active research grants. Following stints at both the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare system, he now serves as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University where he is Director of the Behavioral Medicine Concentration within the APAP-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. Dr. Dzierzewski’s CV

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    General Information:

    Handout Materials

    Handout materials will be sent out electronically to all attendees no later than October 9th, 2020, one week prior to workshop date. Printed handout materials are not available for purchase as this CE training is being offered remotely.

    Workshop Location

    Live, virtual webinar via Zoom

    Refunds & Grievance Policies

    Participants may direct questions or complaints to NPA to 888-654-0050. An administrative fee of $30 will be charged for cancellation of registration. Please note, no refunds will be granted after 10/2/2020.


    Approved by Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NPA will issue certificates of completion. APA CE rules require that we only issue credits to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

    Additional Information

    NPA will provide accommodations for person with special needs, when notified at the time of registration and at least one week prior to workshop. Please email us at


    • Dzierzewski, J. M., Ravyts, S. G., Dautovich, N. D., Perez, E., *Schreiber, D., & Rybarczyk, B. D. (2020). Mental Health and Sleep Disparities in an Urban College Sample: A Longitudinal Examination of White and Black Students. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22974
    • Dzierzewski, J. M., Martin, J. L., Fung, C. F., Song, Y., Fiorentino, L., Jouldjian, S., Rodriguez, J. C., Mitchell, M., Josephson, K., & Alessi, C. A. (2019). CBT for Late-Life Insomnia and the Accuracy of Sleep and Wake Perceptions: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Sleep Research, 28(4): e12809. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12809
    • Dzierzewski, J. M., *Griffin, S. C., *Ravyts, S. G., & Rybarczyk, B. (2018). Psychological interventions for late-life insomnia: Current and emerging science. Current Sleep Medicine Reports, 4(4), 268-277.  doi: 10.2007/s40675.018.0129.0
    • Rodriguez, J.C., Dzierzewski, J.M., & Martin, J.L. (2015). Chronic Insomnia and its Non-Pharmacological Management: Applications in Long Term Care. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging, 23(12), 25-29.

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