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Advanced assessment and treatment opportunities for people with insomnia: Considerations for complex presentations and vulnerable client groups

04 July 2017 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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This workshop is designed and delivered in order to enable delegates to better identify, assess and treat sleeping problems in their clients.

The workshop will begin with a recap on the foundation BPS course on the science of sleep, the various types of insomnia and problems with the pharmacological management of insomnia.

Following this brief introduction a detailed assessment and formulation process will be described before examination of the process of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and treatment options.

The afternoon session will then focus on the delivery of a stepped-care CBTi approach that can be tailored for use with individual clients who present with more complex conditions, exemplified by case discussions and an interactive session at the end of the day where delegates can bring their own case examples /client groups forward for consideration within the treatment model.

Participants will then be able to recognise the presence and importance of sleep disturbances in their various clients, and also provide them with a range of strategies, delivered in a stepped-care, tailored and client-centred approach, to manage their client's sleeping problems more effectively - broadening their skill and knowledge-base, and leading to more effective therapeutic outcomes for their clients.

Target audience 

All psychologists who work with clients who may be experiencing sleep problems.  This will inevitably involve psychologists across all disciplines. 

The course presents case examples across a range of clients from those who have experienced trauma, those with depression and anxiety, paediatric and geriatric populations, as well as normal groups and those presenting primarily with idiopathic insomnia. 

Other case examples include: people with dementia, carers, chronic pain, people with acquired brain injury, people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, REM sleep Behaviour disorder, Night terrors, and alcohol dependency syndrome.

This is an advanced course.

Delegates need to have attended the foundation workshop An Introduction to sleep: Psychobehavioural assessment and treatment for insomnia on 3 July 2017 before they attend this workshop. 

BPS London Office
30 Tabernacle Street

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Participants will need to have attended An Introduction to sleep: Psychobehavioural assessment and treatment for insomnia workshop on 3 July 2017.


09:30 Registration
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30 Lunch
16:30 Workshop ends

Dr David Lee Psychol CPsychol CSci AFBPsS

Originally a Human Biologist, but then conducted a PhD in Sleep Psychology at Loughborough University's internationally renowned Sleep Research Centre examining sleep and associated quality of life in vulnerable, clinical groups.  Since then he has held academic posts at Bradford and Newcastle Universities, lecturing in Psychobehavioural Treatments for Insomnia and holds a certificate in higher education practice. 

David has trained in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and Good Clinical Practice, was registered as Newcastle University's Sleep Expert; has made several appearances on local and national radio; and presented as 'Dr Sleep' at recent Newcastle ScienceFest events in 2010 and 2011.  He has delivered training and teaching workshops / seminars to a range of healthcare professionals including: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, GPs, Nurses, Midwives, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Occupational Therapists, etc... and delivered training in this field for the BPS over the last 3 years. 

David provides consultation to companies and individuals relating to sleep and has provided expert witness testimony to the court.  Findings from his own research have been published in international, peer-reviewed journals.  He specialises in the assessment and treatment of sleeping problems in vulnerable groups especially people who have sustained head injury and clinical negligence claimants.

  1. Participants will be able to recognise the various types of insomnia.
  2. Participants will be able to apply a detailed assessment process for the identification and formulation of tailored interventions for their clients with insomnia.
  3. Participants will have a high level of understanding towards the selection and implementation of a range of insomnia treatments following stepped-care principles.
  4. Participants will appreciate the importance of the range of psychological, behavioural and environmental factors in good and poor quality sleep.

Participants will gain an appreciation of the way in which the various insomnia treatment interventions can be adjusted for, and applied to, people with more complex presentations.

Non-Members £240.00 (£200.00 +  VAT)
Society Member £150.00 (£125,.00 + VAT) 

Please note: online bookings will close on 3 July 2017. Please call +44 (0)1952 214065 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice (a purchase order will be required) please complete and return the 2017 Registration Form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests at least 6 weeks before the event date.


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