This is an On-Demand course that includes an audio recording and a handout of slides that accompany the talk.

Allison Harvey

In this 2013 ABCT webinar, Dr. Allison Harvey discusses how sleep disturbance is a highly significant psychological health problem.  She reviews how there is an established evidence base indicating that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a powerful intervention for many sleep disturbances, even when the sleep disturbance is co-morbid with another psychiatric or medical disorder.  This webinar provides an overview of case conceptualization, CBT-I and cognitive therapy approaches, all within a transdiagnostic framework.

Please note that the first 10-minutes of this webinar were not recorded.  The talk begins with slides 3 and 4 on page 3 of the course PDF file.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • List key definitions relating to CBT-I and transdiagnostic sleep problems in clinical practice.
  • Explain when and how to use CBT-I and the Transdiagnostic Approach for sleep problems.
  • Design and apply behavioral experiments to sleep problems.


Allison Harvey is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychologist (License #PSY 22682) and Director of the Golden Bear Sleep Research Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Harvey is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her clinical training and Ph.D. were completed in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Harvey then moved to the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry then a faculty member in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University. She was also a Fellow of St. Anne's College. In 2004 she moved to UC Berkeley.

Dr. Harvey's research is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health. She serves on national and international committees such as the Executive Committee of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science and the Research Committee for the Sleep Research Society.  Dr. Harvey has published over 150 research articles and book chapters and has authored two books.  Her research has been acknowledged with various awards including recognition from the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (1998), the American Association for Behavior Therapy (2003), the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research (2005-2006) and NARSAD (2006-2008). In 2011 Dr. Harvey was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Orebro, Sweden.

Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements

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The Evidence-Based Practice Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Evidence-Based Practice Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.  The Evidence-Based Practice Institute allocates 1.5 CE credits for this course following APA guidelines. After you successfully complete the course, fill out an evaluation form, and pass an exam, your CE certificate will be emailed to you.

Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state's regulatory authority to verify that this course meets your licensing and/or continuing education requirements.



Past Reviews

You should try this. it's brief yet comprehensive, and extremely reasonably priced. - Dr T Mahy

Great basic course, very informative. Most all of our patients present with sleep issues, no matter what the main diagnosis is. Therefore, if we can more effectively treat sleep issues as co-morbid presentation, this may help healing and progress with other diagnoses, fostering better outcomes! - Gina M. Wendt-Blasing