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Digital Seminar

End Bedtime Problems and Help Kids Sleep: Top Non-Medication Interventions

Catherine Darley, ND
Approx. Two Hours
Apr 10, 2024
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You see it all the time. Your young clients, all with different diagnoses, struggle with sleep. Your typical psychotherapy approaches just don’t seem to be enough in the face of chronic sleep deprivation. You’re left feeling uncertain how to best proceed with therapy.

Watch Catherine Darley, ND, a leader in integrative sleep medicine, in this strategy-packed 2-hour course designed to help mental health professionals like you:

  • Confidently address sleep issues impacting emotions and behaviors in kids with anxiety and mood disorders, autism, ADHD, and more
  • Select and apply strategies including wind-down activities, light exposure, behavioral and cognitive interventions, and more to help kids sleep
  • Include the family in treatment, and weigh in on issues like sleep training strategies and co-sleeping arrangements
  • And much more!

Purchase today to get the skills you need to make your treatment plans more effective and get the kids in your practice the rest they need!


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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Catherine Darley, ND's Profile

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Catherine Darley, ND, is a leader in integrative sleep medicine. She founded The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine, Inc in 2003, and since then has helped people of all ages sleep well using behavioral and naturopathic approaches for sleep disorders. Dr. Darley led the Start School Later initiative in Seattle, which succeeded in improving school hours for more than 50,000 students. She teaches at Bastyr University and the National College of Natural Medline and is on the inaugural panel of experts for the Sleep Cycle Institute. Dr. Darley is published in numerous professional journals, has been quoted in several popular magazines, and has appeared on TV to share her expertise. She received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and completed a preceptorship at the Stanford University Sleep Disorders Center. She is an expert and dynamic speaker, teaching a wide range of groups through engagement, storytelling, and with a clear explanation of the mechanisms of sleep, circadian physiology, and treatment protocols.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Catherine Darley has employment relationships with the Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine, Inc and Wellspring EAP. She is a consultant with Symphony Natural Health. Catherine Darley receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Catherine Darley is a member of the Sleep Research Society.

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  1. Analyze the relationships between insufficient sleep and cognitive and emotional problems in children.
  2. Utilize sleep architecture and circadian rhythms in case conceptualization of clients’ sleep-related complaints.
  3. Choose arousal reduction strategies to improve sleep outcomes in children.


Crash Course in Kids’ Sleep

  • Sleep architecture and circadian rhythms
  • Sleep disorders and mental health diagnoses: a bidirectional relationship
  • Nightmares vs night terrors
  • Impact of sleep training, family bed, and family dynamics
  • Neurodivergence and sleep differences
  • Screening tools and diagnostic strategies

Tools for Enhancing Sleep from Infancy to Adolescence

  • Effective wind-down activities
  • Limits to manage arousal
  • Parent tips for bedtime meltdowns, resistance, and refusal
  • Use of light exposure to improve sleep and alertness
  • Visual schedules, sensory supports, bedtime fading, and more
  • Cognitive techniques to help children challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs about sleep
  • What to do when pain interferes with sleep
  • Strategies to reinforce sleep health over time

Clinical Considerations

  • How to talk to kids about sleep
  • Screen for obstructive sleep apnea in kids and teens
  • When to consult a sleep specialist
  • Safety and use of melatonin in children
  • Referral resources
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • School Administrators
  • Other Helping Professionals Who Work with Children


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