Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia

A Session-by-Session Guide

  • Michael L. Perlis
  • Michael T. Smith
  • Carla Benson-Jungquist
  • Donn A. Posner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pages 121-141
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 142-182

About this book


Cognitive behavior therapy which has been adapted to treat so many problems, has also brought data-driven and data-yielding treatment to insomnia.  Focusing on this evidence-based modality, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia is a much-needed treatment manual  that provides clinicians with the why’s and how’s of this approach in concise and practical terms.

This book, which is written as a reader-friendly guide, is intended for clinical trainees, non-insomnia sleep specialists, and for expert CBT clinicians from outside the sleep medicine field who wish to begin the process of learning to provide empirically validated CBT-I.

The Book is organized into seven parts: definition of insomnia; review of the conceptual; framework for treatment; overview of the components of therapy; session-by-session guide; dialogues; assessment and eligibility for CBT-I; and sample documentation.  The organizing principles for the guide can best be expressed as two seemingly simple questions:

  • "Who is appropriate for CBT-I?"
  • "What does one need to know to set up a Behavioral Sleep Medicine service?"

The guide provides all that one needs to confidently answer these questions.


Atmen Behavior CBT-I Cognitive Focusing Insomnia Neurology assessment sleep disorder sleep medicine

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael L. Perlis
    • 1
  • Michael T. Smith
    • 2
  • Carla Benson-Jungquist
    • 3
  • Donn A. Posner
    • 4
  1. 1.Sleep and Neurophysiology Research Laboratory, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Service, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Sleep and Neurophysiology Research Laboratory, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Service, Department of Psychiatry and School of NursingUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  4. 4.Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Sleep Disorders Center of Lifespan HospitalsBrown Medical SchoolProvidenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-22252-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-29180-2
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