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An introduction to sleep: Psychobehavioural assessment and treatment strategies for people with insomnia

03 July 2017 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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This workshop will begin with an introduction to the science of sleep and then go on to describe the various types of insomnia, using case examples; before introducing a range of assessment and treatment options.

This workshop aims to raise awareness about sleep and sleeping problems in various client-groups, inform participants about the various issues that accompany insomnia, and provide them with a range of skills (including an introduction to assessment approaches and various treatment options) that have proven efficacy.

Participants will then be able to recognise the presence and importance of sleep disturbances in their various clients, and also provide them with some initial strategies 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.

Participants completing this workshop can attend the Advanced assessment and treatment opportunities for people with insomnia workshop on 4 July 2017. 

BPS London Office
30 Tabernacle Street

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Learning Outcomes 

  1. Participants will gain insight and understanding in to the structure and organisation of sleep
  2. Participants will understand and recognise normal changes to sleep with advancing age
  3. Participants will appreciate the importance of psychological, behavioural and environmental factors in good and poor quality sleep.
  4. Participants will be able to recognise the various types of insomnia.

Participants will be able to apply basic assessment and treatment interventions for clients presenting with sleeping problems.

Facilitator: Dr David Lee 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 with each of the 3 courses delivered to date being sold-out.    

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 is the only qualified sleep specialist in the North East of England providing individual sleep therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia.


09:30 Registration
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30 Lunch
16:30 Workshop ends
Non-members £240.00 (£200 + VAT)
Society members £150.00 (£125 + VAT)

Please note: online bookings will close on Friday 30 June 2017.

Please call +44 (0)1952 214065 for availability after this point.

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


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