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Behavioral Interventions for Night Terrors and other Sleep Disorders
10 CEUs Behavioral Interventions for Night Terrors and other Sleep Disorders

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Psychologist CEs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three signs of night terrors.
-Name three effective cognitive intervention treatments for children or adolescents suffering from type ‘A’ night terrors.
-Name three factors involved with type ‘B’ night terrors.
-Name the six steps to the psychotherapeutic approach for treating night terrors.
-Explain how clients should respond if the child wakes during the night.
-Name two behavioral interventions for insomnia.
-Name two additional interventions for insomnia.
-Name two ways to adjust circadian rhythms.
-Name the three steps in phase delay as a method to adjust circadian rhythms.
-Explain sleep inertia.
-Name four mental imagery techniques for sleep disorders.
-Explain a leading contributing factor regarding breathing related sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
-Name three techniques for relaxation regarding sleep disorders.
-Name two techniques for sleep disorder clients who have difficulty getting to sleep as a result of the frustration, anxiety and tension.
-Name six guidelines for developing an assessment procedure for child and adolescent sleep disturbance.
-Name two triggers for childhood sleep disturbances that parents may not consider.
-Name one technique that can help a therapist gain insight into the exact nature of the client’s sleep disturbances.
-Name three differences in children with behavioral sleep disorders, as compared to children with obstructive sleep apnea.
-Explain behavioral tips for insomnia.
-Name three nonclinical treatments for sleep difficulties.
-Explain the relationship between circadian rhythms and the self-assessment of mood.
-Name seven natural therapies you might recommend to sleep disordered clients.
-Explain the difference between an NREM sleep disorder and an REM sleep disorder.
-Explain what sexsomnia has in common with other NREM parasomnias such as sleepwalking, sleep terrors, and confusional arousals.
-Explain the primary symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome.
-Name six behavioral approaches that may be useful in treating Restless Leg Syndrome.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."



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Psychology CEUs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs

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