A clinical psychologist and sleep researcher tells The Globe and Mail how and why more general practitioners will be offering cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
Few primary care professionals are trained in the delivery of CBT-I. However, change is coming. There are increasing opportunities for Canadian health professionals to learn how to provide CBT-I or to offer advice based on its principles. Family health teams in Ontario and primary care networks in Alberta, because of their inter-professional make-up, are ideally positioned to provide CBT-I.