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Behavioral Sleep Medicine Beyond Insomnia: Sleep Walking, Circadian Rhythm Disorders and Sleep Apnea

  • September 22, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Livestream event via Zoom – Link will be sent 2 days prior to the event


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3.0 CE Hours

Course Overview:

Dr. Baron is a professor at the University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and a clinical health psychologist with a specialty in behavioral sleep medicine. This half day workshop will cover the behavioral treatment for parasomnia (e.g., sleep walking, night terrors), circadian rhythm disorders and improving adherence to positive airway pressure (PAP) in sleep apnea.

Presenter Biography: Kelly Glazer Baron PhD, MPH, DBSM (she/her)

Dr. Baron is an Associate Professor (tenured) in the Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She is a clinical psychologist with specialty training in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Baron is involved in sleep research as well as providing non-drug treatment for sleep disorders. In the clinic, she provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), the most effective treatment for chronic insomnia. She also delivers cognitive and behavioral treatment for other sleep disorders including circadian disorders, problems using CPAP treatment in sleep apnea, nightmares, sleep walking and coping with disorders of excessive sleepiness such as narcolepsy. Her research has been widely covered by the press including being featured in the press such as the New York Ties, Consumer and World Reports, Cooking Light, Men’s Health, Webmd.com and Wirecutter.com


At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. To identify symptoms of common sleep disorders in addition to insomnia, that affect mental health, including sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disorders, hypersomnia disorders and parasomnias.
  2. To present pros and cons of melatonin and bright light treatment for circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia
  3. To demonstrate the role of behavioral sleep medicine techniques in management of intolerance of positive airway pressure, parasomnia and hypersomnia disorders.


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 Early bird registration active through September 15, 2023  $75  $125
 After early bird registration $100  $150

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