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Sleep Matters: Improving Mental Health & Wellbeing Through Non-Medication Sleep Interventions


Our credits for social workers, professional counselors, and other mental health professionals are accepted in 48+ states. Scroll down and use our CE Credit Checker to verify your state accepts the CEs that we offer!


Course Overview: 

Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) interventions, which are non-medication management strategies, can help clients presenting with certain sleep disorders.  During this sleep training for mental health professionals, attendees will learn how to assess for insomnia and delayed sleep phase syndrome, sleep disorders that are likely present in their client populations.  Evidence-based BSM treatments for insomnia and delayed sleep phase syndrome will be discussed in a way such that attendees will be able to take back tools to implement in their practice.  Specifically, attendees will be introduced to the gold standard for insomnia treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).  Strategies will also be discussed for managing delayed sleep phase, a circadian rhythm disorder that is especially prevalent in adolescents and early adults.  


This is a must-attend CE training for social workers, professional counselors, and other mental health professionals. Improving sleep is a key element in improved mental health and wellbeing. Clinicians will leave with sleep improvement tools to bring back to their practice and begin using immediately. Make sleep a priority and sign-up for this training. 



Virginia Runko, PhD, CBSM, DBSM is a licensed psychologist and holds the highest credentials as Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM).  Within BSM, her specialty is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).  She completed her BSM fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  She has practiced BSM in various settings, including sleep clinics and a group mental health practice.  In 2019, she started her own practice, DC Psychology and Sleep Services, where she treats sleep disorders as well as conducts more general psychotherapy.  In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Runko provides consultation for clinicians working towards their certification in BSM and serves as a director on the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.  

May 10, 2024: 8:45am-12pm ET | Sleep Matters Training | 3 Credit Hours

  • Date:  Fri, May 10, 2024 - Morning Session
    Time: 8:45am-12:00pm Eastern Time
    Delivery Format: Live Online Interactive Training on Zoom
    Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals
    Content Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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