Overcoming Insomnia: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Therapist Guide

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It is estimated that one in ten U.S. adults suffers from chronic insomnia. If left untreated, chronic insomnia reduces quality of life and increases risk for psychiatric and medical disease, especially depression and anxiety. There are two forms of insomnia: secondary insomnia, in which it is comorbid with another condition such as psychiatric disorders, chronic pain conditions, or cardiopulmonary disorders, and primary insomnia, which does not coexist with any other disorder.

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Overcoming Insomnia: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Therapist Guide: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Therapist Guide

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Overview

It is estimated that one in ten U.S. adults suffers from chronic insomnia. If left untreated, chronic insomnia reduces quality of life and increases risk for psychiatric and medical disease, especially depression and anxiety. There are two forms of insomnia: secondary insomnia, in which it is comorbid with another condition such as psychiatric disorders, chronic pain conditions, or cardiopulmonary disorders, and primary insomnia, which does not coexist with any other disorder.

This treatment program uses cognitive-behavioral therapy methods to correct poor sleep habits. CBT has been proven in multiple studies to improve sleep hygiene by reducing time spent in bed before sleep onset, reducing time spent awake after first sleep onset, and increasing the quality and efficiency of sleep. Developed by the authors, this evidence based treatment can be used for both primary and secondary insomnia sufferers. Patients are first given information about healthy sleep and the reasons for improving sleep habits, then a behavioral program is developed to address that patient's specific sleep problems. Use of sleep logs, assessment forms, and other homework (all provided in the corresponding workbook) allows client and therapist to work together to develop an effective sleep regimen tailored specifically for each client. Finally, several sessions are dedicated to increasing compliance and problem-solving.

TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!

· All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research

· A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date

· Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available

· Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated

· A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources

· Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195365894
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/27/2008
  • Series: Treatments That Work Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Introductory Information for Therapists     1
Pretreatment Assessment     15
Session 1: Psychoeducational and Behavioral Therapy Components     31
Session 2: Cognitive Therapy Components     49
Follow-Up Sessions     69
Considerations in CBT Delivery: Challenging Patients and Treatment Settings     83
Sleep History Questionnaire     97
References     109
About the Authors     117
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