The Executive Summary of Management of Insomnia Disorder covers the definition of insomnia disorder, as well as a review of the consequences of compromised sleep. Using a literature review methodology, the course looks at the efficacy and comparative effectiveness of behavioral, psychological, and pharmacological interventions for insomnia disorder in terms of populations, interventions, comparators, outcomes, timing, and settings. Differentiation is made between adult subpopulations including the elderly and those who are in pain. Potential adverse effects of the various interventions are also discussed.
This course is based upon material published in the Comparative Effectiveness Review, Number 159, and is available as an open access article.
This course on insomnia disorder management is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of insomnia disorder and its management. The course material includes a review of psychological, behavioral, and pharmacologic interventions, as well as their efficacy, comparative effectiveness, and adverse effects. It may also be useful for licensed clinicians who require clinical continuing education courses for license renewal.
The course is based on a journal article which includes research. It contains statistical analysis and data that some clinicians enjoy reading and others do not. A major benefit of reading research based articles for continuing education is they provide practitioners with the latest findings in their field.
Authors: M. Brasure, R. MacDonald, E. Fuchs, CM Olson, M. Carlyle, S. Diem, E. Koffel, IS Khawaja, J. Ouellette, M. Butler, RL Kane, TJ Wilt
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding the management of insomnia disorder. Specifically, a professional will:
- Describe the symptomatology of insomnia disorder.
- Identify treatment goals for insomnia disorder.
- Recognize effective treatments for insomnia disorder.
Citation: Brasure, M. et al. Management of Insomnia Disorder: Executive Summary. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 159. December, 2015.