Insomnia: Psychological Assessment and Management

Insomnia: Psychological Assessment and Management

by Charles M. Morin


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Insomnia: Psychological Assessment and Management by Charles M. Morin

Insomnia is one of the most frequently reported health problems, yet until the publication of this book, the literature lacked a structured and practical approach for clinical management. This volume addresses the need by offering a complete, multifaceted cognitive-behavioral treatment program for chronic insomnia. Using a conceptual model that emphasizes the interplay between maladaptive behavior patterns and dysfunctional sleep cognitions, the book covers all aspects of assessment and treatment. In addition, it is the first to present a systematic approach to withdrawing drug-dependent insomniacs from hypnotic medications. The book also features particularly useful support materials, including detailed outlines of the structured clinical interview for insomnia, sequential therapy sessions, sleep diaries, questionnaires, and other handouts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572301207
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 06/13/1996
Series: Treatment Manuals for Practitioners Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Charles M. Morin, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. He is a leading authority on insomnia treatment who has published extensively and lectured internationally on the topic. A Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Disorders Medicine, he received the "Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Contribution to Psychology" by the American Psychological Association in 1995.

Table of Contents

I. Evaluation.
1. Insomnia: Scope of the Problem.
2. Basic Facts About Sleep.
3. Diagnostic Considerations.
4. A Cognitive-Behavioral Conceptualization of Insomnia.
5. Assessment of the Insomnia Patient.
II. Treatment.
6. Overview of Treatment Protocol.
7. Preparing the Patient for Treatment.
8. Behavioral Treatment Component.
9. Cognitive Therapy Component.
10. Sleep Hygiene Education.
11. Sleep Medications.
III. Clinical Efficacy.
12. Treatment Outcome Evaluations.
A. Insomnia Interview Schedule.
B. Sleep Impairment Index.
C. Beliefs and Attitudes About Sleep.
D. Insomnia Treatment Acceptability Scale.
E. Personal Contract.
F. Sleep Diary.
G. Summary of Sleep Diary Data.


A wide array of professionals, from psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses, to family practitioners and internists. Written in an accessible style, it is also useful for students in these fields. May serve as a text in courses in health psychology, behavioral medicine, or psychosomatic medicine.

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