Delivery of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia via Virtual Platform

Wed, July 21, 2021
ZOOM Webinar

Hosted by AFHTO & Queens FHT

In this webinar Cynthia and Erin will review the first line treatment for chronic insomnia and describe its components.  They will also explore how to set up and run a virtual group program in a multidisciplinary team setting.   Additionally, attendees will be provided with a general program outline as well as helpful tools and resources to individualize their own CBTi group program. 

At the end of this session the participant will be able to:   

  • Understand CBT-I (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia) as the first line treatment for chronic insomnia and its key components 
  • Describe key processes and a general outline in setting up a virtual group CBTi program
  • Identify tools and resources to develop and individualize your own CBT-I program 


Cynthia Leung is a primary care pharmacist with Queen’s Family Health Team in Kingston ON.  Cynthia obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1999 and Doctor of Pharmacy in 2007 at the University of Toronto.  She is also a certified geriatric pharmacist and certified diabetes educator.  Prior to working in primary care, Cynthia has worked in psychiatry, pediatrics and long term care setting.

Erin Desmarais is a Clinical Social Worker at Queens Family Health Team (QFHT) in Kingston, Ontario. She completed her Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor Ontario in 2008, and has worked in a variety of settings including child protection, community care and primary care. In her current role at Queens Family Health Team, Erin provides both group and individual counselling and co-facilitates QFHT’s Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) Group Program. This program transitioned to a virtual platform in June 2020 in response to the Covid 19 Pandemic.  

When: July 21, 2021 (12-1 pm EST) 

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