The Definition of Insomnia.- The Conceptual Framework for CBT-I.- The Components of Therapy.- CBT-I Session by Session.- CBT-I Example Dialogues for Patient Questions and Challenges.- A Case Example.
Michael L. Perlis, PhD Dr. Perlis is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and URMC Neurosciences Program at the University of Rochester and is the Director of the UR Sleep Research Laboratory. His clinical expertise is in the area of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. His research interests include sleep in psychiatric disorders and neurocognitive phenomena in insomnia, the mechanisms of action of sedative hypnotics, and the development of alternative treatments for insomnia. He was a founding member of the AASM's Behavioral Sleep Medicine Committee and of the editorial board for the Journal of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sleep Research and the Journal SLEEP and he hosts an annual seminar on CBT-I for those interested in learning the techniques.