To express your interest in gaining access to this training, please visit this page and submit your contact details.
If you are currently treating an emergency service worker from the agencies represented in Responder Assist a coupon code will be provided for free access to the course. Clinicians with an interest outside the scope of Responder Assist are invited to contact Phoenix Australia through this link to discuss access options.
Problematic sleep is extremely common for
current and ex-serving emergency services members, particularly amongst those who have experienced
trauma, and those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It
frequently manifests as insomnia and recurring nightmares, causing substantial
distress, exacerbating associated mental health issues, and impairing daily
Importantly, recent research suggests that
problematic sleep should be regarded as a primary disorder, even when it forms
key symptoms within PTSD. In fact,
traditional trauma-focused interventions often fail to significantly alleviate
sleep disturbances. This underscores the critical need for clinicians to
directly address problematic sleep through targeted assessment and intervention.
Managing Sleep Problems has been developed by clinical experts and equips you with
knowledge and skills needed for the best-practice assessment and treatment of
emergency service members with problematic sleep in the context of PTSD.
The aims of this course are to:
Describe sleep, its biological mechanisms and its roles
Define problematic sleep
Highlight the classification systems for sleep disorders
Describe the relationship between problematic sleep and trauma and other mental health disorders, including PTSD
Highlight key clinical features of sleep problems in PTSD
Discuss common sleep disorders in emergency service workers
Highlight how problematic sleep requires targeted assessment and intervention
Introduce and describe assessment, formulation and evidence-based treatments for problematic sleep in the context of PTSD
Course learning outcomes:
taking this course practitioners will be able to:
Be able to describe the nature of sleep and sleep problems
Recognise how trauma and/or PTSD can affect sleep
Apply to clinical practice evidence-based strategies for the assessment of sleep problems
Develop case formulations that provide direction to treatment, and
Apply to clinical practice skills in the use of evidence-based strategies for sleep problems in PTSD.
Managing Sleep Problems in Trauma and PTSD
AUD $385 (incl. GST)
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