C-10: Brief Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia: A Primer on Simplified Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia for Sleep Professionals

Half-Day Course
Suzanne Bertisch, MD, Chair

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is recommended as first-line treatment, and there is a need to scale CBT-I treatment models for implementation in the clinical setting. This course will present the science and methods supporting use of brief behavioral treatment of insomnia (BBT-I) and provide participants with the knowledge needed to implement BBT-I in diverse clinical settings and consider utilization in research protocols.

Psychologist Level of Content: Introductory




  • 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
  • 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
    Brief Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia: Whence, What and Whither  |  Daniel J. Buysse, MD
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
    BBT-I: A Step-by-Step Recipe for Success  |  Heather Gunn, PhD
  • 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
    Scaling Up, Scaling Out: BBT-I for Diverse Clinicians In Diverse Clinical Settings  |  Loretta Colvin, ACNP
  • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
    Overcoming Challenges to the Implementation of BBT-I  |  Suzanne Bertisch, MD
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Q&A  |  Faculty



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of BBTI.
  • Summarize the current evidence supporting the efficacy of BBTI.
  • Implement BBTI in their clinical practice or research studies.
  • Adapt BBTI to the specific needs of diverse patients and populations.



Please note, general registration does not include postgraduate courses.

Learn more about ticketed sessions here.

Clinical Sleep Science and Practice Postgraduate Courses Ticketed Sessions