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A two-day masterclass for clinical professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists and physicians, technologists, nurses, allied health professionals and clinical researchers.

This masterclass is being offered by the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford. It will be delivered by Professor Colin EspieDr Dimitri Gavriloff and Dr Simon Kyle. There will be a series of talks and workshops, allowing plenty of time for discussion and interaction. 


4-5 May 2020, 

2-3 November 2020

Somerville College, Oxford.


Fees for the course are £550, which includes refreshments and lunch during the day and dinner at Brasenose College, Oxford.  Booking will open shortly


Insomnia is the most commonly experienced problem with sleep, with as much as one in 10 of the adult population likely meeting criteria for diagnosis. In primary care, poor sleep is second only to pain in frequency of presentation. Chronic poor sleep is associated with cognitive impairment, low health-related quality of life, absenteeism, and increased healthcare usage, as well as increased risks for the development of a range of both physical and mental health problems.

The case for the effective treatment of sleep disturbance is, therefore, unequivocal, not just in its own right but also because of the additional benefits that it may convey to other areas of physical and mental health.

With robust theoretical foundations and a solid evidence-base, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is now the recommended first-line treatment for insomnia in international clinical guidelines. Its efficacy has been demonstrated across a range of clinical populations. Delivered by world-leading clinical and scientific experts in the field, this course sets out to provide attendees with the practical training and theoretical knowledge to apply CBT-I in their clinical practice.


0830-0900 Registration
0900-0915 Welcome and introduction
0915-10.30 The basics of sleep and sleep-wake regulation
1030-1045 Break
1045-1130 Insomnia: overview, models and epidemiology
1130-1230 Assessment of insomnia and screening for other sleep disorders
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1400 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomia: an evidence-based integrated approach
1400-1500 Stimulus Control Therapy
1500-1515 Break
1515-1615 Sleep Restriction Therapy
1615-1645 Foundations of healthy sleep: sleep hygiene
1645-1715 Role play exercise
1715-1730 Plenary and close
1930 Dinner at Brasenose College


0830-0900 Coffee
0900-10.30 Psychophysiological arousal and its management
1030-1045 Break
1045-1200 Cognitive Therapy
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1345 Emerging therapies: mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches
1345-1500 Sleep in specialist populations
1500-1515 Break
1515-1630 Case discussion and formulation
1630-1700 Resources and the use of technology
1700-1730 Plenary, certificates and close