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A Better Night’s Sleep: Understanding and Addressing Sleep Disorders for You And Your Patients

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Auditorium 1 North
1501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA  94010

Lunch Included
Annette Taylor, Administrator
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A Better Night’s Sleep: Understanding and Addressing

Sleep Disorders for You and Your Patients, 6CE

Sponsored by the San Mateo County Psychological Association



May 19, 2018, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

1501 Trousdale Drive, Auditorium 1 North

Burlingame, CA 94010

Lunch included


Presenter: Kate Kaplan, Ph.D.


Course Description: With an increasing awareness of the importance of sleep, there is a greater need for therapists to understand, address and educate on the myriad ways that sleep can go awry. This course will provide participants with information about the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders frequently encountered with our patients.  Mounting research suggests that sleep disturbances interact with anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation in complex and bi-directional ways. Incorporating new information from neurobiology, physiology and psychiatric research, this workshop will provide an overview of the processes that help us fall asleep and stay asleep, and the many things in our bodies, brains and environments that may disrupt or dysregulate sleep. Conditions for optimal sleep health and sleep need will be covered. Sleep disorders commonly seen in adolescence and adulthood including insomnia, hypersomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, nightmare disorders and obstructive sleep apnea will be reviewed. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in brief experiential activities related to treatment of sleep disorders, and will be given information on further professional development, community resources and supplemental didactic material.


Course Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List at least three biological and behavioral components of sleep physiology;
  2. List at least three ingredients needed for optimal “Sleep Health”;
  3. Define insomnia, hypersomnia and other common sleep disorders;
  4. Identify assessment tools available to aid in diagnosis and treatment; and
  5. Discuss a variety of treatment methods available for addressing sleep complaints.


CE Hours: 6 (CPA approved)

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Workshop Agenda

The importance of sleep, sleep health and
intersection of sleep and psychology



Introduction to sleep physiology and sleep across the lifespan

Light, caffeine, electronics, and other ‘sleep stealers’



Sleep Scenario #1: The Sleepy Teen (assessing and addressing circadian rhythm disorders)

Sleep Scenario #2: The Young Adult with Nightmares (understanding and addressing Nightmare Disorder) 


Sleep Scenario #3: The Adult Who Can’t Sleep (theoretical models on the etiology and pathophysiology of insomnia; defining and assessing insomnia, pharmacological and behavioral treatments for insomnia) 

Sleep Scenario #4: The Adult Who Sleeps Too Much (understanding and addressing hypersomnolence in various populations)

Sleep Scenario #4: The Adult Who Snores (understanding and assessing obstructive sleep apnea; when, how and to whom to refer; treatment options)

Sleep Scenario #6: The Older Adult Who Naps (improving sleep health in elderly populations)

Q&A and Course Evaluation (30 minutes)


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Kaplan, K. A., & Harvey, A. G. (2009). Hypersomnia across mood disorders: a review and synthesis. Sleep medicine reviews, 13(4), 275-285.

Kaplan, K.A. & Harvey, A.G. (2013).  Treatment of sleep disturbance. In D. Barlow (Ed), Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders, 5th Edition. New York: Guilford Press.

Klerman, E. B., & Dijk, D. J. (2008). Age-related reduction in the maximal capacity for sleep--implications for insomnia. Curr Biol, 18(15), 1118-1123.

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This course has been approved by CPA. CPA is co-sponsoring with SMCPA. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Please check back to confirm whether attendees will receive CE credits for this course.

Important Notice:
Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 6 continuing education credits.  Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Cancellations: $25 administrative fee for cancellations after May 3, 2018. Thank you