Going to Bed Without Tears: Assessment and Treatment of Sleep-Related Problems (7 CEUs)

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Note: The prerequisite for this course is the completion of the free module titled, “Sleep Data Collection and Graphing Module.” Click HERE to access this free prequisite module.


  1. The video contained within this course is protected by copyright. Downloading or making copies of the videos is prohibited.
  2. The purchase of this course is for a single user. Sharing login credentials with other people is prohibited. Broadcasting the course to a group is also prohibited.
  3. You will have access to the course for 30 days from the date and time of purchase.
  4. If you need more time to complete the course, an extension link will appear upon expiration under the course title in the “My Profile” page. Extensions are provided in 14-day increments for $25.


This course is suitable for both professionals and caregivers who would like to learn more about our biobehavioral approach to the assessment, treatment, and prevention of sleep-related problems. We will describe a collaborate model in which the client and family values, in particular the client’s safety and subjective experience, are incorporated in the selection of goals and in the design of treatment. Participants will be introduced to our comprehensive assessment process for gaining an insight on potential environmental variables (past and present) that affect behavioral quietude and any interfering behaviors that may impede one’s ability to fall asleep, will become familiar with our Sleep Assessment and Treatment Tool (SATT), and will learn about our five-component sleep treatment package. Participants are encouraged to complete the SATT and collect baseline data prior to taking this course, and to use the information from these assessments as guided by the presenter to design a treatment process for one of their own clients. Modifications for individual clients and considerations for value-based and performance-informed decision-making will be discussed.

Objectives: An attendee will be able to…

  1. Describe a bio-behavioral understanding of sleep and sleep-related problems.
  2. Describe healthy sleep cycles, the different stages, and patterns of development, including typical sleep requirements, and characteristics of good sleep.
  3. Describe a contingency analysis of falling asleep/behavioral quietude and identify potential contingencies that may be supporting sleep interfering behaviors (SLIBs)
  4. Become familiar with the use of the Sleep Assessment and Treatment Tool (SATT) and a sleep graph to gain a better understanding of the unique sleep-related problems and potential environmental variables affecting a specific case
  5. Describe the basic features of a sleep training plan for infants that may help prevent the development of sleep-related problems while maintaining parental responsiveness to the child’s needs.
  6. Describe ways in which a sleep plan can be modified and adjusted for various age-groups (infants, young children, adolescents, older adults), family preferences, and cultural norms.
  7. Design an effective treatment that incorporates client- and family-specific goals, needs, and cultural values.
  8. Design a comprehensive treatment that includes:
    1. Using an appropriate amount and schedule of sleep to enhance treatment effects.
    2. Creating a bedtime routine that addresses both the contingencies promoting behavioral quietude as well as any competing contingencies
    3. Optimizing the physical characteristics of the sleep environment to promote good sleep.
    4. Developing healthy sleep dependencies that promote and maintain sleep
    5. Addressing SLIBs using a socially acceptable procedure

Beneficiaries: Infants, children, adolescents, and adults (young to old age); people who work with/care for individuals who have sleep related problems such as:

  • Individuals who experience sleep related problems
  • BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs
  • Psychologist, social workers
  • OTs
  • Sleep doulas
  • Family support workers
  • Pediatricians
  • Group home staff and supervisors


  1. This course is divided into 9 chapters.
  2. Each chapter presents a video.
  3. If you close your browser before finishing a video, your place in the video will not be saved. Therefore, we recommend that you jot down the timestamp before closing your browser so you can quickly find the spot at which you left off when you return.
  4. After most videos there will be a short quiz.
  5. Many of the quiz questions are in the style of “multiple selection.” That is, there will often be more than one correct answer.
  6. Be sure to check your spelling when composing constructed answers.
  7. 100% correct responding is required before moving to the next chapter.
  8. When all quizzes are successfully completed, you will be asked to complete a feedback survey. At the end of the survey, there will be a certificate code. It is important to copy this code so that it may be used to access your certificate.
  9. After entering your certificate code, you will be presented with a certificate worth 7 BACB learning-type CEUs (6 General, 1 Ethics, and 0 Supervision).
  10. Be sure to check out the “Download Materials” section before the first chapter. It is full of helpful resources for learning and implementing the process.

Video Durations and Number of Questions:

Chapter Number Video Time Number of Quiz Questions
1 38:01 7
2 18:43 5
3 18:54 3
4 1:02:05 8
5 50:14 7
6 46:52 7
7 54:08 10
8 27:20 8
9 20:50 0

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