Donn Posner, Ph.D., DBSM
Clinical Research Psychologist
Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Dr. Donn Posner currently works as a clinical/research psychologist at the Palo Alto VA, and is consulting on a number of grants exploring the effects of CBT-I in Gulf War Veterans and Veterans with insomnia and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. In the previous 5 years, he also served as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine.
Prior to his role at the VA he spent 25 years serving as the Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine for the Sleep Disorders Center of Lifespan Hospitals, and was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Posner is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is one of the first Certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine specialists recognized by that group. He is also a founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and he has also now achieved the status of Diplomate with the SBSM.
By attending this conference participants will be able to:
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Program Begins
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Program Resumes
3:00 p.m. Break (15 minutes)
4:30 p.m. Program ends
TREATING INSOMNIA WITH CBT-I:
It's Not Just About Improved Sleep
Donn Posner, Ph.D., DBSM
Hampton Inn, Colchester
CE certificates for six (6) continuing education credits will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form. Partial credits will not be awarded. Late arrival or early departure will preclude receipt of a certificate.
Registration/Refund Policy: Registration at the door is welcome, but is on a space-available basis only; all registrations at the door are $195. No refunds will be offered for this program.
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The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Vermont Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This workshop is designed to provide attendees the core elements of cognitive-behavioral treatment for insomnia (CBT-I). The course starts by grounding participants in the basics of sleep medicine that undergird the practice of CBT-I. It continues by presenting systematic, empirically validated treatment methods and essential information about the etiology of insomnia necessary to inform assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and the handling of treatment resistance.
Who Should Attend: Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, & other mental health care professionals, psychology students, behavioral sleep medicine professionals
The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. It is also approved by the Office of Professional Regulations to sponsor continuing education for licensed independent clinical social workers (LICSW). Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC) may be able to receive continuing education credit for this workshop from the Board of Allied Mental Health.
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