CBT-I: The easiest, fastest way

We hope you can attend ... How to get the best help - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Insomnia in the easiest and fastest way. If not, you can watch the broadcast here any time afterwards.

Schedule: Broadcast is on October _, 2016 _____ pm EST

Host: Meredith Cary, PsyD
Guest: Dr ____________

If you'd like us to cover another topic in the future, please offer your suggestion in the comments below.

Robyn Mehlenbeck

I am a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the George Mason University Center for Psychological Services in Fairfax, Virginia. Our clinic offers CBT-I (and other therapy) at very low cost, on a sliding scale basis.

 

As a pediatric psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and kids with medical conditions (including eating disorders and diabetes) my research focuses on helping overweight teens lose weight.

Introducing CBT-I Live

Tens of millions in the U.S. struggle with insomnia and too few know that doctors actually prefer CBT-I (over pills), a therapy that has a proven 70 to 80% success rate for ending insomnia. Our online streaming chats, CBT-I Live, will spotlight CBT-I specialists who will share what they know. They'll suggest all the ways to get affordable, accessible CBT-I help - anywhere ... and more.

Join us ... send us questions ... participate by sharing your CBT-I success stories. And, share our shows with your networks!

Share CBT-I

A 'digital bridge' for clinicians and health consumers

Our GMU team aims to improve interprofessional communication in primary care for chronic insomnia, via an ongoing course-based health communication campaign (Share CBT-I).

Our team promotes the American College of Physicians 2016 Clinical Guideline for adult chronic insomnia assisting clinicians to strive for a 100% referral rate to CBT-I (the best non-drug treatment), via a shared digital bridge (Insomnia Hub). As well, we aim to improve dissemination of CBT-I research (and where to find services) to health consumers.

Aim:
The team will develop and test a new open ‘digital bridge’ (the Insomnia Hub) - via Share CBT-I - by which any clinician can easily and effectively inform and refer health consumers to the most trusted CBT-I help. 'Share CBT-I' will ultimately combine (1) a brief online tutorial for how to conduct the referral, and (2) a curated and crowdsourced knowledge-sharing platform, provided by ON, enabling healthcare faculty and students (anywhere) to share what they know about CBT-I and where to find it - interprofessionally.

CBT-I for Chronic Insomnia

Ads say, "Ask your doctor" for a pill. But, is that the best way to go?

Sleep specialists recommend the best therapies. But, their articles are buried in journals.

Here, healthcare learners will use plain language to share what specialists say.

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Gary Kreps

University Distinguished Professor, Department of Communication, George Mason University
Director, Center for Health and Risk Communication

Gary Kreps' areas of expertise include health communication and promotion, information dissemination, organizational communication, information technology, multicultural relations, risk/crisis management, health informatics, and applied research methods.

Dr. Kreps is an advisor to numerous health communications-related organizations.

GMU Center for Psychological Services

The George Mason University Center for Psychological Services (GMU CPS) is a community-located and community-serving psychological services office that serves as the primary training clinic for the graduate students in Clinical and School Psychology at GMU, a field placement for graduate students in social work, and an externship training site for doctoral-level clinical psychology graduate students from other local universities.

GMU CPS offers a range of evidence-based treatment services and has a sliding scale fee so that all people have the opportunity for assessment and treatment regardless of their income.

Jeffrey E. Herrick

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Rehabilitation Science in the College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Herrick is an exercise physiologist with extensive experience in analyzing biological mechanisms underlying cardiopulmonary responses in a wide range of clinical populations.

He is presently doing research on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Muscle Fatigue.

Meredith Cary

I am a Clinical Health Psychologist in Dupont Circle, Washington DC and a behavioral sleep specialist associated with the Medstar Georgetown University's Sleep Disorders Center for two decades.

I am also the Lead Curator and founding member of the Insomnia Hub. Collaborating with an interdisciplinary George Mason University team, we are developing 'Share CBT-I' ... an ongoing, course-based health communication campaign to create a 'digital bridge' between healthcare professionals and consumers to provide open access to knowledge about 'what works' for insomnia and where to find it.

Sergei A. Samoilenko

Instructor, Communication Department, George Mason University
Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Sergei Samoilenko's research focus is on public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media.

Katherine E. Rowan

Director, Undergraduate Communication Program, George Mason University
Director, Science Communication Graduate Program

Dr. Rowan focuses on risk communication, science communication, and public relations. Her research concerns the public relations challenges of earning trust and explaining complexities in risk and crisis communication contexts.

Were you taught to share?

In the Knowledge Economy, information networks are like the new super highways of the industrial economy (Tapscott, 1996) and ‘sharing’ is the new coin of the realm. Networked patients tell their stories on Sharing Mayo Clinic. The Cleveland Clinic attracts over a million health consumers each month to its Health Hub. And, @SeattleMamaDoc has over 33,000 followers.

But, imagine if the best health information wasn’t trapped in silos. What if it was curated by learners who were taught in ONE place – interprofessionally – to use social media to drive consumer demand toward evidence-based practices? We propose creating ONE (Open Networked Education) Social Practicum to teach us all how to share together – to measurably improve public health.

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