Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

About 40% of the population experiences difficulty falling or staying asleep at some time in a given year, while 10% of people suffer chronic insomnia. This course provides practical and up-to-date advice on current approaches to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of insomnia. Participants will learn to correctly identify and diagnose insomnia and gain hands-on information on how to carry out treatment with the best evidence base: cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).  Appendices include useful resources for the assessment and treatment of insomnia, which participants can copy and use in their clinical practice.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the terminology, classifications, epidemiology, course and prognosis of insomnia.
  • Differentiate the theories and models of insomnia.
  • Describe the diagnosis and assessment of insomnia.
  • Explain the treatments for insomnia.

Course Syllabus

  • Description of Insomnia
  • Theories and Models of Insomnia
  • Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Indications
  • Treatment of Insomnia


William K. Wohlgemuth

William K. Wohlgemuth, PhD, graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in clinical health psychology. Following his internship, he completed postdoctoral training in the behavioral sleep medicine clinic at Duke University Medical Center. During that time, he was involved with several clinical trials investigating the efficacy of CBT-I. Since 2005, Dr. Wohlgemuth has been the director of the behavioral sleep medicine clinic at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in Miami. He is actively involved in training psychology practicum students and interns. Dr. Wohlgemuth is certified in behavioral sleep medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Ana Imia Fins

Ana Imia Fins, PhD, received her doctorate in clinical health psychology from the University of Miami. She completed predoctoral and postdoctoral training in behavioral sleep medicine at the Durham, NC, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and at the Duke University Sleep Disorders Center. Currently, she is professor at the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, where she also codirects an insomnia clinic. For over 18 years she has been training students in the application of CBT-I and other behavioral sleep medicine intervention strategies.

Accreditation Approval Statements

This course does not qualify for NBCC credit is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content., provider #1115, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 08/08/21-08/08/24. Social workers completing this course receive 5 clinical continuing education credits.

Courses have been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #91345 is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

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