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Sleep Disorders and Pain

Broadcast Date: November 12, 2014
Course Code: A0


Brant P. Hasler, PhD, CBSM

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC


Jordan Karp, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, and Clinical and Translational Science

Medical Director for Psychiatry, UPMC Pain Medicine at Centre Commons

Director, Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Program Description:

This videoconference will provide an overview of the current understanding of the links between insomnia and pain, including a discussion of the potential mechanisms underpinning the insomnia-pain association. It will also provide recommendations regarding proper assessment and intervention for patients with comorbid insomnia and pain, with an emphasis on evidence-based behavioral sleep treatment.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, health, and treatment consequences of insomnia and pain.
  • Provide an overview of longitudinal data describing the insomnia-pain relationship.
  • Discuss promising potential mechanisms by which insomnia may induce hyperalgesia and increase risk for pain.
  • Translate the biology into clinical care.

Target Audience:

This is an introductory program for all mental health and health care professionals who work with individuals with sleep disorders and pain.

Continuing Education Credits:

ACT 48 2.0

CADC 2.0


CPRP 2.0


NCC 2.0


PCHA 2.0

Psychologist 2.0

SW 2.0

CEU 0.2

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC,  CPRP, NCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Mary Beth Papciak at papciakm@upmc.edu.

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NCC Continuing Education Guidelines.



The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing. These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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