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October Workshop

  • October 15, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom Meeting


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Presented by Janet E. Constance

Receive 2 CE's

This presentation is designed to increase participant’s awareness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-) as an evidence-based treatment for insomnia. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Statement and the British Association of Psychopharmacology have both ranked CBT-I as a first-line treatment for insomnia based on the preponderance of evidence of its efficacy. Untreated insomnia may impact the severity of comorbid medical/psychiatric conditions and hinder treatment of those conditions. Additionally, difficulties with sleep initiation and/or maintenance do not always resolve with standard psychotherapy treatment. Comparison of CBT-I to sleep medications in clinical trials reveals that both have equivalent short-term efficacy but CBT-I have more durable and long-term benefits. Participants will learn how insomnia develops over time and how it is maintained by perpetuating factors. Additionally, they will learn about the core treatment components of CBT-I. Finally, participants will be provided with CBT-I training resources.


Dr. Janet Constance, Ph.D.

Dr. Janet Constance is a staff psychologist in the Kansas City VA’s Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team. Dr. Constance received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Constance has worked within the VA for over 12 years. Dr. Constance specializes in evidence-based treatments for PTSD and Insomnia, as well as the assessment and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury. As a national CBT-I trainer, Dr. Constance trains VA mental health staff in the provision of CBT-I.


  • Participants will be able to identify CBT-I as a first-line, evidence-based treatment option for insomnia.
  • Participants will be able to identify 2 perpetuating factors of insomnia
  • Participants will be able to identify 2 different patient populations for which CBT-I can be adapted.

LOCATION: Zoom Meeting. Attendees will receive the meeting link in their emails. 

The deadline to register is 6 PM on October 14th.

COST: Free for GKCPA members. $15 for nonmembers/guests.

This is only approved as a live, interactive CE presentation. Participants will have the same physical presence expectations through video that would be required for in-person events to gain CE credit.

Greater Kansas City Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Greater Kansas City Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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