Date: November 2, 2019
Time: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Dr. Catherine Darley ND
The hours that patients sleep have a profound impact on their overall health, yet sleep and circadian rhythms are rarely taught in medical school. This course will begin with current knowledge of sleep and circadian physiology, a rapidly evolving field. Each of the six categories of sleep disorders will be discussed in depth, with an emphasis on those conditions most often seen and treated in the primary care setting. A wide range of treatment modalities will be discussed, behavioral to herbal and nutritional interventions, to pharmaceutical care. There will be an emphasis on behavioral techniques that may be new to naturopathic physicians, including how to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). Just as we include diet and exercise as part of the holistic treatment plan, sleep is an essential (though often missing!) component to strengthen health.
1. Refine your diagnostic skills for sleep disorders with a review of disorders, clinical interview and diagnostic tests.
2. Learn to use cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
3. Examine the most current naturopathic and conventional treatments for sleep breathing disorders and movement disorders.
4. Design therapeutic protocols for the treatment of shiftwork sleep disorder and other circadian rhythm disorders.
5. Differentiate the various parasomnias and hypersomnias and their treatment.
6. Evaluate whether sleep deprivation is a contributing factor in your patient’s other disorders (such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, anxiety, etc), and create a sleep positive lifestyle.
One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat at area restaurants
Location: Bastyr Center for Natural Health, 3670 Stone Way N. Seattle, WA
Please Note: Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.
Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).
Eligible for 7.5 CEUs for the following professions
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Dr. Catherine Darley is the leader of naturopathic sleep medicine. And she became a naturopath expressly to contribute to sleep health. She founded The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine in Seattle which has provided patient care for 10 years. She is a dynamic speaker, regularly training corporate and high-risk occupational groups how to sleep well. She is a graduate of Bastyr University, and an adjunct professor, who regularly contributes to Naturopathic News and Review. In her time off you’ll find her enjoying Pacific NW forests with her family.