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First Friday Forum: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia – What Clinicians Need to Know and Skills to Use with Your Clients
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Campus – Auditorium
700 E 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
Friday, March 01, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: First Friday Forums

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia – What Clinicians Need to Know and Skills to Use with Your Clients

Friday, March 1, 2019

Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program

Estimates of the prevalence of insomnia and sleep dissatisfaction for the general population range to 30%. These issues are even higher in clients seen in psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) is a short-term, effective treatment, but few providers are trained in this intervention. The first half of the program will focus on research evidence and how CBTI therapists conceptualize these cases. The second half of the program will focus on concrete skills you can use with your clients, two to three case presentations, and participants’ case consultations and questions.

This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Apply the conceptualization of insomnia in behavioral and cognitive terms they can discuss with their clients.
  2. Explain the efficacy of CBTI versus medications.
  3. Analyze patients’ sleep behaviors and cognitions to be able to provide concrete suggestions to their patients to help them improve their sleep.

About the Presenters:

Michael Schmitz, Psy.D., LP, is a clinical health psychologist who is certified in behavioral sleep medicine. He received his degree from the University of St. Thomas, Counseling Psychology. He established the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program in 2000 and in 2009 and a primary-care based Behavioral Sleep Medicine program within the Allina Health System. He currently serves as the Director of the Behavioral Sleep Health Program for Fairview Health Services Sleep Program. He is a past president of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and current president of the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine overseeing specialty credentialing in the field of behavioral sleep medicine.

Samantha Anders, Ph.D., LP, is a clinical health psychologist who works in the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center within Hennepin Healthcare using behavioral sleep medicine. She received her degree from the University of Minnesota, Counseling Psychology. She established the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program in 2014. She is a member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

The presenters have reported no conflicts of interest.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]

To Register:

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ups are welcome onsite starting at 8:30 AM.

Click here for a PDF Registration Form and Flyer.

Walk-up registrations are welcome the day of, but pre-registration is preferred.

Pricing MPA Member Non-Member Student
Early Bird Registration - Register by February 22 $45 $65 $15
Regular Registration - Register after February 22 $55 $75 $25


Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling free, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. Transfer of fee to another program is granted if written cancellation notice is received at least one day before the program. No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.

Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.