APA Psychotherapy Training Videos are intended solely for educational purposes for mental health professionals. Viewers are expected to treat confidential material found herein according to strict professional guidelines. Unauthorized viewing is prohibited. DVDs are non-returnable.
About the Video:
Insomnia occurs when individuals who frequently suffer from chronic sleep disturbance try harder to sleep or develop an anxious response when they are unable to sleep. Mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia, or MBTI, combines mindfulness principles and practices with behavioral techniques to treat this common issue.
MBTI teaches clients with insomnia how to use meditation practices to cultivate mindful awareness and change how they may be thinking about their insomnia symptoms. Practicing mindfulness meditation helps clients see their thoughts and desires as dynamic mental events and helps avoid becoming fixated on achieving specific outcomes or goals. This process, called metacognitive shifting, is one of the keys to reducing the symptoms of chronic insomnia.
In this video, Dr. Jason C. Ong works with a group of young male clients who are all suffering from various sleep issues. In this demonstration, Dr. Ong teaches behavioral strategies within a mindfulness framework to help the group learn how to cope with periods of wakefulness at night.
Running Time: Over 100 minutes
About the Presenter:
Dr. Jason Ong is an associate professor of behavioral sciences and director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Training Program at Rush University Medical Center. He received his PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a fellowship in behavioral sleep medicine at Stanford University. His primary research and clinical interests involve behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions for insomnia and other sleep disorders. Secondary research interests include the impact of sleep disturbance on chronic conditions.
Dr. Ong has secured more than 3 million dollars in research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Sleep Medicine Foundation. His work has been published in JAMA Internal Medicine, SLEEP, Behavior Research and Therapy, and Journal of Clinical Psychology.