Prof. Kevin Morgan

Date: 7 Nov 2020  


CPD hours: 7 • cost: £135 •   Registration 9:15, start 9:30 and finish 17:00


Insomnia is the most frequently reported psychological symptom in Britain, yet it remains poorly understood, and inadequately managed in most healthcare settings. This workshop is designed to improve the understanding, clinical assessment, and management of chronic sleep problems which arise either alone, or in the context of other physical or psychological conditions. While necessarily introducing new concepts and raising levels of 'sleep literacy', the workshop will aim to build on participant's existing clinical and interpersonal skills. The programme will first consider the science of normal sleep, the origins and natural history of insomnia, the reciprocal relationship between sleep and pain, and the impact of sleep dysfunction on physical and psychological performance. Attention will then focus on sleep hygiene and the delivery of evidence-based non-pharmacological treatment strategies, including sleep restriction, stimulus control, relaxation, physical activity, and cognitive procedures. The workshop will use PowerPoint, audio and video presentations, case examples, and practical exercises, and will signpost online therapeutic materials. Participants will be encouraged to share questions and experiences.

Kevin Morgan is Emeritus Professor of Psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University. Since completing doctoral research into drug treatments for insomnia at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, he has maintained a career-long research interest in sleep and health. As an independent consultant his activities now focus on insomnia management, and sleep in elite performance.

The course will provide for OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE STANDARDS CPD requirements in the following areas:

7 hours Learning with Others

OPS CPD RequirementsLearning include
Communication and patient partnershipListening, respecting patient's concerns and preferences, dignity and modesty, effective communication, providing information, consent, patient partnership.
Knowledge, skills and performance Having sufficient knowledge and skills, working within training and competence, keeping up to date, analysing and reflecting on information to enhance patient care.
Safety and quality in practicePatient evaluation, management, safeguarding, wider role in enhancing patients' health and wellbeing.