CBT for insomnia disorder: Evidence base and practical implementation methods


Wednesday 19 November 2014


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Sleep Medicine Section


5 CPD points

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about this event

The aim of the meeting is:

  • To stimulate interest in and understanding of insomnia disorder and how it can be treated using evidence-based non-pharmacological therapies. 


Specific objectives, framed as learning outcomes, are:

  • To understand the importance of sleep health as a predictor of physical and emotional wellbeing
  • To understand the impact of insomnia disorder upon sleep per se, upon daytime function and upon mental health
  • To understand the conceptual basis of a cognitive behavioural approach to insomnia disorder
  • To understand the evidence-base for CBT based on efficacy and clinical effectiveness studies
  • To acquire practical skills in the implementation of CBT in everyday work with patients
  • To acquire practical skills in the delivery of CBT across a range of delivery approaches


9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Colin Espie, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

10.15 am

Overview of insomnia and CBT efficacy studies

Professor Charles Morin, Professor of Psychology and Director, Sleep Research Center, Université Laval, Québec City, Canada

11.15 am

CBT for insomnia among older patients and those with long term conditions

Professor Kevin Morgan, Professor of Psychology and Director, Clinical Sleep Research Unit, Loughborough University

11.45 am

Applying CBT for insomnia in general practice

Professor Niro Siriwardena, Professor of Primary and Pre-Hospital Health Care and Director, Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), University of Lincoln

12.15 pm


1.00 pm

Small and large group CBT methods

Dr June Brown, London

1.30 pm

CBT bibliotherapy for insomnia

Dr John Cape, Director of Psychological Therapies Programmes, University College London

2.00 pm

Abbreviated and single component CBT for insomnia

Dr Simon Kyle, Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester

2.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

2.50 pm

Digital CBT – online and mobile

Professor Colin Espie

3.20 pm

Panel discussion

4.20 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

4.25 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Amy BallamTel: 02072903942 Fax: 02072902992 Email: sleep.disorders@rsm.ac.uk arrow