CBT for Insomnia (Self-Study)



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a structured and evidence-based approach to address and manage sleep difficulties. This course aims to provide clinicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, assess, and effectively treat insomnia using CBT-I techniques. Throughout this course, you will learn to identify and modify behaviors, thoughts, and routines that contribute to insomnia, ultimately leading to improved sleep patterns and better overall well-being.

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Develop a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations of CBT and how it can be tailored to address the specific challenges and complexities associated with insomnia.

Through a combination of theoretical discussions, case studies, and practical exercises, you will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively implement CBT techniques and interventions in the treatment of insomnia

What will you learn from this Virtual Conference on CBT for Insomnia?

  1. Principles of CBT for Insomnia
  2. Sleep Assessment
  3. The Vicious Cycle of Insomnia
  4. Psychoeducation in CBT for Insomnia
  5. CBT for Insomnia and Sleep Diary
  6. CBT for Insomnia and Sleep Restriction
  7. CBT for Insomnia and the sleep Window
  8. CBT for Insomnia and Stimulus Control
  9. CBT for Insomnia and Sleep Patterns and Triggers

During this 4-hour Virtual Conference, we will guide you through an experiential learning process where you will be learning what it takes to help your clients, and how to implement that in daily practice.

Here's what you can expect:

  1. Interactive Meeting-Style Setup: Cameras and mics will be open, allowing everyone to be heard and seen throughout the event. You have the option to keep your camera on or off as you prefer.
  2. Direct Communication: You'll have the opportunity to interact directly with SWEET Facilitators and fellow attendees. Engage in discussions, ask questions, and share your insights.
  3. Breakout Rooms for Small Group Interactions: Enjoy 1:1 and small group interactions in breakout rooms, creating a personalized and engaging experience.
  4. Access to the Chat: You can use the chat feature to communicate with others, share ideas, and connect throughout the conference.
  5. A Sense of Togetherness: Despite being virtual, our conference will create an immersive experience, making you feel like we are all in the same room.

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Who is this for?

This course is for any clinician invested in learning new or honing existing skills to be able to use in dynamic ways to support their patients and clients and to end suffering.


This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for social workers through the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 states

This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Psychologists in New York State

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar

Here's what attendees have been saying about SWEET seminars:

"I love how organized and patient Dr. Sidor was in explaining the reasons why CBT works in depress clients." - Marsha, LMSW

"Love your courses and facilitators, all so positive and knowledgeable. I love how you involve everyone in the classes!" - Jaime, LCSW

"The lecture is excellent with relevant information. I would be interested in other training with the same format." - Ruth, LCSW-R

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You can also select our Self-Study Webinar Plan for Unlimited Self-Study Courses!

Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator

Mardoche Sidor, MD & Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW
Mardoche Sidor, MD & Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW

Mardoche Sidor, MD, is a Harvard-trained Quadruple Board Certified Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, School of Physicians and Surgeons, trained in and taught all major psychotherapeutic modalities, including and not limited to CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is also the author of 11 books including Journey to Empowerment, Discovering Your Worth, The Power of Faith. and, The Art of Living. Dr. Sidor has worked both as a primary care physician and Medical Director in three different settings, including a Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). He is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute. His 11th book, entitled, NLP for Clinicians is now available to the public.

Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW, is a Columbia-trained Social Worker with wide clinical, teaching, and supervision experience. She also has a background in management, mentorship, and leadership that spans more than 20 years. Her added passion is in advocacy and coaching. She has previously held Executive level positions, and two other directorships in different organizations. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She also maintains a private practice, provides supervision, and clinical and management training. She is also a personal and executive-level coach. She is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.

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