Highmark Health Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Training and Implementation Initiative

July 18, 2022 to July 20, 2022

The Highmark Health CBT-I Training Program will provide competency-based training in CBT-I through a supportive process to clinicians. The training is modeled after the nation’s largest competency-based CBT-I training program implemented throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, which demonstrated training in and implementation of CBT-I to yield large improvements in therapist competencies and robust improvements in insomnia and other domains of functioning among Veterans (e.g., Karlin et al., 2013; Manber et al., 2012; Trockel et al., 2015). The focus of this Highmark Health training will be on the delivery of CBT-I in an individual format.

Description of the training process. Trainees will attend a 3-day, experientially oriented workshop training delivered by renowned experts in research and clinical delivery of CBT-I. Following the workshop training, trainees will participate in weekly, 90-minute case-based training consultation calls with an expert CBT-I training consultant and other training participants via audio or video teleconferencing for four months.

Target Audience

Psychologists, Licensed Practical Counselors and Social Workers

Learning Objectives

  1. Learners will be able to describe sleep regulation as it relates to CBT-I
  2. Learners will be able to explain the rationale for core components of CBT-I
  3. Learners will be able to design and apply personalized CBT-I treatment recommendations to address insomnia symptoms
  4. Learners will be able to assess and troubleshoot common adherence issues in CBT-I
  5. Learners will be able to create relapse prevention plans to maintain gains following CBT-I treatment
  6. Learners will be able to utilize CBT-I with competency within their healthcare system
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 APA
  • 21.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/18/2022 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/20/2022 - 5:00pm EDT

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Allegheny General Hospital and Highmark Health.   Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This Workshop Has Been Approved for 21 Credit Hours

Allegheny General Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Allegheny General Hospital maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

CE for Social Workers. Allegheny General Hospital is an approved provider for APA credits for Psychologists. Social Workers may claim credits for attending educational courses and programs delivered by pre-approved providers, such as the American Psychological Association (refer to CE for Psychologists above). For verification, please refer to Continuing Education Regulations § 47.36 #(6) (ix) found at www.dos.state.pa.us/social. Credits to be determined.


Available Credit

  • 21.00 APA
  • 21.00 Attendance


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