1024-17: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

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1024-17: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Sleep disturbances are common in psychiatric disorders. The neurobiology of sleep and arousal offer a way to understand the relationship of insomnia to psychiatric symptoms.  CBT for insomnia is a first line treatment and will be discussed in this session.

  Joanne DeSanto Iennaco, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, APRN

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  1 hour 59 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Compare normal and pathological components of hormonal, neural and circadian processes involved in arousal, sleep and sleep disorders and connect cognitive behavioral intervention techniques to neurobiological mechanisms of action.
  2. Evaluate techniques to manage sleep problems including: sleep scheduling, bed restriction, wind down, light management, cognitive restructuring, medication tapering, sleep hygiene and relaxation training.
  3. Choose strategies to apply to case examples to intervene with commonly occurring patterns of insomnia symptoms.

Keywords:  Sleep, CBT, Insomnia, Sleep Hygiene, Circadian Rhythm, Sleep-Wake Cycle, Sleep Journal

Continuing Nursing Education:
2.0 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10:15am - 12:15pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  February 28, 2020

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