SHIP CBT-I Training for Licensed Providers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the first line nonpharmacological treatment for insomnia. The Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP) offers comprehensive CBT-I training for licensed practitioners and agencies.

Our comprehensive training program is based on previous research demonstrating that participation in a training workshop alone is insufficient to provide evidence-based treatments effectively, and that additional competency training enhances effectiveness. Our program offers competency training alone and in combination with a didactic training workshop. 

Join Us! January 2024 Training

Our next three-day virtual training will be offered on January 18, 19, 20, 2024. The training will be held 8 am - 4 pm PT (with a lunch break). The training will be followed by 6 months of competency training. Please reach out if you are interested in joining this upcoming training cohort. 

SHIP Competency Training

Includes:

  • Weekly consultation in small groups to discuss ongoing CBT-I cases, meeting for 50 minutes a week for 6 months via video conferencing
  • Review of taped sessions with expert feedback provided by SHIP faculty, until clinician meets minimum competence standards
  • Certificate of Completion from the Stanford Sleep Health & Insomnia Program is provided once trainees meet competence standards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Prior completion of CBT-I didactic workshop 
  • Provider has identified at least two patients interested in being CBT-I training cases (can be current patients or new referrals)
  • Active license and malpractice insurance
  • Ability to record therapy sessions

SHIP Comprehensive CBT-I Training

Includes:

  • SHIP comprehensive CBT-I training includes participation in a foundational CBT-I workshop, followed by a competency training period.
  • Our foundational CBT-I workshop is a three-day training that covers the common core CBT-I techniques, adaptation to special populations/circumstances (e.g., common comorbidities), as well as use of a case conceptualization framework for treatment. Foundational workshops include both didactic learning and experiential practice of clinical skills and techniques.
  • The competency training component follows the same model as described above in the SHIP competency training section.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Active license and malpractice insurance
  • Ability to record therapy session
  • Providers have identified at least two patients interested in being CBT-I training cases (can either be current patients or new referrals)
  • Currently we are only offering comprehensive CBT-I training to agencies or groups of interested treatment providers. 

Why train with SHIP?

Providers in the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP) have been treating patients and training providers in behavioral sleep medicine treatments since 2000. SHIP program director, Dr. Rachel Manber, led the development and implementation of the national rollout of CBT-I at the VA, which utilized a similar competency training model. SHIP has provided training for postdoctoral fellows for over 15 years through APA and SBSM accredited fellowship training programs in behavioral sleep medicine.

Meet the Training Team

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences