Events of Interest for Department Members

Join the 1-day Workshop hosted by the Structured Therapy Training and Research (STAR) Centre at the University of Ottawa:

Help Teens & Young Adults Sleep Well: Practical, Evidence-Based Strategies


Date: Fri, January 22, 2021
Time: 6:00 AM – 1:30 PM PST
Format: Online
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This workshop will use didactics, experiential exercises, & breakout room role-plays to teach the evidence-based Transdiagnostic Sleep and Circadian Rhythm (TranS-C) Intervention which addresses arousal, insomnia, hypersomnia and delayed phase problems.

What attendees can expect to learn:

  • What causes sleep problems and how to identify targets in young adults
  • How to use motivational interviewing techniques to help set beneficial goals
  • How to collaborate with teens on stabilizing their schedule
  • Tips to address sleep-related worry
  • How to manage difficulty waking up, fatigue and sleepiness
  • Why the bed must be associated with sleep (and strengthen the association)
  • Why too much time in bed can be as damaging as too little
  • How to use free sleep app to capitalize on teens’ natural inclination towards self-management
  • How to talk to parents about supporting change