Insomnia and chronic pain frequently co-occur but resources and training on how to integrate sleep treatment into existing pain management treatments are scarce. Effective strategies are needed in this group, as pain can cause insomnia, and insomnia can worsen/cause pain, and insomnia treatment can help with chronic pain.
This talk will review the literature on the co-occurrence of pain and insomnia and the evidence for cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for insomnia in those with pain. Moreover, it will provide a model of understanding etiology and the way in which pain and insomnia are related.
You will learn:
- To identify key targets in a sleep assessment
- What causes sleep problems in those with chronic pain
- What are the key cognitive behavioural insomnia therapy techniques in those with chronic pain
Colleen E. Carney, C.Psych.
Associate Professor and Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Colleen E. Carney, C.Psych. is an Associate Professor and Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. She is the current President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders Special
Her research has received support from the National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and Ministry of Research and Innovation. She trains students and mental health providers in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia at invited workshops, and international conferences each year. She has numerous publications on the topic of insomnia, and is a passionate advocate for improving treatment options for those with insomnia and other health problems, such as chronic pain.
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