A comprehensive discussion about sleep's impact on physical and mental wellness, including helpful CBT-I interventions

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    This podcast CE course reviews the basics of sleep and defines sleep stages and disorders, including providing an overview of our need for sleep, factors that lead to a good night sleep, and the impact of sleep on mental and physical wellbeing. This course also introduces the basics of CBT-I intervention in the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List the four stages of sleep; Describe the importance of sleep from a physiological and mental health standpoint; Recite the basic steps of CBT-I, including assessment, psychoeducation, sleep restriction, stimulus control, and cognitive restructuring

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory/Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast interview which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Kim Dwyer, PhD, PSY #2530

Mindfulness and Testing Psychology Expert

Dr. Kimberly Dwyer is a clinical psychologist in private practice, co-owner/manager of a small group practice, and coach and clinical consultant for private practice builders. Her clinical work focuses on neurodevelopmental and psychoeducational evaluations and provision of therapeutic services to children, teens, and adults with anxiety and affiliated disorders. In her coaching work, Dr. Dwyer empowers providers to build, grow, and define private practices from a place of values-aligned intentional behavior. She works with clients in her suburban Denver office, through telehealth throughout the state of Colorado, and through distance coaching services throughout the country.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT


Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter. She operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. Beth is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. She also has two young children, a super cool husband who helps out with Clearly Clinical, a rescue dog, and a rescue cat.

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