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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Insomnia (CBT-I) Course

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) Courses

CBT-I (Basic) Course 2025                                                                                                        

17th - 18th May 2025 - Registration opens October 2024

Course Overview

Advanced Practice of CBT-I 2024

20th - 22nd September 2024 - Registration open

Course Overview

For further information or to register on the course, please use the link at the bottom of this page.

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide advanced training to clinical psychologists, social workers, PhD/NP level nurses and physicians in the practice of CBT-I. The workshop is roughly evenly split between didactics and active learning exercises. The learning exercises (Day 2 & 3) include e.g., case presentations and role plays. The lectures (Day 1 & 2) cover several topics including advanced models of insomnia, actigraphy, interpreting PSG reports, alternative treatment strategies (e.g., sleep compression, bright light treatment, etc.), alternative treatment delivery modes (e.g. group, telehealth, etc.) and issues regarding medication titration. The programme should position clinicians to more effectively deal with complex issues and cases. This training, along with other CE workshops, supervised practice, a past case load of 10 or more cases, and a reasonable programme of self-study (readings and videos) should adequately prepare individuals for the certification exams.

The courses are open to applicants from all countries. Competence in understanding spoken English is required.

About the courses

  • CBT-I Basic course is a 2 two day course and is an introduction to CBT-I. This course is 
  • Advanced Practice of CBT-I is a 3 day course and teaches you how to deliver standardised therapy. 

Proffessors Jason Ellis, Michael Perlis and Donn Posner deliver these courses through a series of interactive lectures and concrete examples of how to conduct therapy.

The courses are aimed at:

  • health professionals with an interest in psychological sleep interventions can learn the process of providing empirically validated CBT-I
  • Practising sleep medicine clinicians may expand or refine their CBT-I skills

What you will learn

Aims and objectives

The aim of these courses is to provide the relevant information from which the learner can

  • Identify
  • Assess
  • Diagnose cases of insomnia
  • Manage cases (with peer supervision) using the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Course content

  • The definition of insomnia
  • An overview of therapy components
  • The review of the framework for treatment
  • A session by session guide
  • Case examples and eligibility for CBT-I


We recommend you have treated 3 - 5 patients with CBT-I after completion of the Basic CBT-I course prior to commencing the Advanced CBT-I course. You can arrange a mentor to supplement the materials presented in the course. This can be arranged by securing peer supervision and/or telephone consultation with a practising behavioural sleep medicine specialist.

The Advanced Practice of CBT-I course is advanced training and you should have the requisite experience to benefit from, and contribute to, the course including three or more of the following: 1) training as a clinical provider; 2) prior coursework in behavioural principles and practice; 3) continuing education coursework or more than 6 months’ work experience within sleep medicine; 4) continuing education coursework or more than 6 months’ work experience (or 5 cases) with CBT-I. 

Accreditation for CPD points is applied for to The Royal College of Physicians in the UK. The CBT-I (Basic) course is CPD Certified.

Whilst it is not possible to provide CE/CME for all disciplines (let alone for all countries), it is our experience that one can petition one’s professional society for credits. If required, we can provide a request letter, a copy of the course objectives/outline, a completion certificate etc, which should be sufficient to to allow the granting of CE/CME credits.

Registration and further information

If you would like to register for any of the courses or require further information, please get in touch.

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