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Friday, September 25th COAP Education Event: Featuring Gregg Jacobs, Ph.D.
Friday, September 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
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Central Oregon Association of Psychologists
A Regional affiliate of the Oregon Psychological Association

Developing Expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Presented by Gregg Jacobs, Ph.D.

DATE: September 25, 2020
9 am until 4:00 pm via Zoom
6 hours Continuing Education Credit (no partial credit given)
***** In response to the COVID pandemic, this workshop will be offered as a live, online webinar . Details about how to sign on will be given after you register****
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Workshop Overview:

CBT-I (cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia) is the first-line treatment for adults with co-morbid or primary chronic insomnia due to its superior long-term efficacy, safety, and lack of side effects compared to sleep medications. CBT-I also improves co-morbidities including depression, pain and fibromyalgia, substance abuse, PTSD, and menopausal hot flashes. As a result, chronic insomnia is now considered an independent disorder that should be treated separately from co-morbid conditions. Sleep medications are associated with significant side effects and dangers that have resulted in new FDA black box warnings about the potentially fatal side effects of Ambien, Lunesta, and Sonata. As a result, more patients and their physicians will be choosing CBT-I as a superior treatment option.

This workshop will enable clinicians to develop competence in CBT-I using an empirically and clinically validated CBT-I protocol that is based on three decades of clinical practice and research at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical School.

The workshop includes a brief CBT-I training manual for clinicians. A more detailed, 180 page CBT-I clinician training manual will be available for a significantly reduced price of $75 (normally $195 for solo practitioners) that includes step-by-step treatment manuals for use with individuals and groups and all program materials (relaxation techniques MP3, sleep diaries, progress summaries, and brochures) for implementing CBT-I as a clinical sub-specialty.

Learning Objectives:

  • As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the empirical support for CBT-I.
  • Understand basic sleep and insomnia physiology and how the elderly show changes in their sleep patterns.
  • Understand the efficacy, side effects, and risks of sleep medications and why these are greater for women and the elderly.
  • Be able to conduct a sleep-focused assessment of insomnia patients.
  • Understand the rationale for, and be able to implement, a CBT-I protocol including cognitive restructuring, sleep scheduling, stimulus control, relaxation, and sleep hygiene.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Gregg D. Jacobs is one of the principal developers of CBT-I and the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia that has been translated into eight languages. He has over 30 years of experience in CBT-I and sleep medicine research, clinical practice at major academic sleep centers, and teaching at the Harvard and University of Massachusetts Medical Schools. Dr. Jacobs published a landmark federally-funded study at Harvard demonstrating that CBT-I is more effective than Ambien. Major media coverage of his work includes the New York Times, the Washington Post, the BBC, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Time magazine, and the Boston Globe. He has been described by the Wall Street Journal as a “pioneer in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia”. Dr. Jacobs has taught his CBT-I program to patients, health care professionals, and Fortune 500 companies such as Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Biogen, Reebok, Fidelity, Analog Devices, and John Hancock and his program has been used by major insurers such as Kaiser Permanente and Blue Cross and Blue Shield.


COAP uses an online registration process that accepts credit and debit cards. The lowest registration rates are associated with early registration, we encourage you to sign up early to make sure you have a spot. This workshop will be capped at 70 registrations.

Registered by 9/1/20 (date extended from 8/28/20)

COAP Members*: $125

Non-Members: $135

Registered after 9/1/20

COAP Members*: $135

Non-Members: $145

Student Rate $70

*Membership in COAP is limited to Central Oregon active and retired psychologists, residents, and psychologist associates. You must be current with COAP dues to register at the membership rate. We welcome all allied mental health practitioners to our workshops (at non-member registration rates); receiving Continuing Education credits from various Licensing Boards has not been problematic, assuming the topic meets your Board’s criteria.

*COAP Membership is renewed each September, and is active September through August each year. To qualify for the COAP membership rate for this conference, please pay your dues before attending the conference. If you have not done so already, psychologists can pay the $25 membership fee online at this link: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/coap-dues.

**A $20 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations. There will be no refunds for no-shows.

Students are invited to attend for $70.

A $15 discount code will be provided on the November Ethics conference registration form for anyone that attends at the COAP member or COAP Non-member rate for all 3 conferences in September, October, and November.

Questions can be directed to [email protected]

Registration Details: Greg Jacobs, PhD Developing Expertise in CBT-I

Registration will be handled online by the Central Oregon Association of Psychologists through Eventbrite.