Sleep and Sleep-Wake Disorders:
Assessment, Differential Diagnosis
and Psychoeducation


This course is designed
to provide a detailed overview of sleep
problems and their effect on physical
and mental health, the major sleep-wake
disorders, and approaches for improving
sleep habits.


When the trainee completes this course,
he she will:

Understand the complex processes of sleep.
Learn how to engage in a preliminary
sleep assessment.
Grasp the major types of sleep disorders
and appropriate diagnosis under DSM-5-TR.
Separate common myths about sleep from
established facts about sleep.
Learn the best practices approaches
to addressing problems with uncomplicated
Comprehend the main factors underlying
good sleep hygiene.

Charles D. Safford, LCSW is President
of, with guidance and input
from other senior, Inc.
course developers and from NASW GA.
Mr. Safford has over 40 years
of post-master’s experience as a clinician,
and has over twenty-five years of experience
as a training developer and trainer
in business and clinical settings.

This course is designed for clinicians
at the beginning and intermediate level of practice.


Approvals: has been approved by NBCC as
an Approved Continuing Education Provider,
ACEP No. 6071.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit
are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects
of the programs.

As noted on the NBCC web site, "most professional counselor
state licensure boards readily accept NBCC credit
for licensure renewal.", Inc., provider #1104, is approved
to offer social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through
the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.

Organizations, not individual courses,
are approved as ACE providers.

State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority
to determine whether an individual course may be accepted
for continuing education credit., Inc. maintains responsibility for this course.

ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2023 to 11/15/2026.

Social workers participating in this course will receive;
4 clinical continuing education clock hours.

With the notable exception of New York and New Jersey,
ASWB approval is accepted for licensed social workers.

This course is approved for 4 contact hours