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Sleep and Mental Health Disorders

Event number: 19037
3 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Dr Matthew Blake

Event Details: 


Many individuals obtain insufficient or poor quality sleep, which is not only increasingly regarded as an important public health concern, but there is also emerging evidence that sleep disturbance may precipitate and maintain many emotional and behavioural issues, including anxiety and depression. As such, quality sleep may be critical for optimising emotional health and social functioning and ultimately, improving quality of life. 


Join us for an engaging, detailed overview of sleep and its impact on mental health with Dr Matthew Blake where all attendees will receive an electronic copy of the Sleep SENSE intervention manual.


Learning Outcomes:


  • Overview of the aetiology, chronicity and characteristics of common sleep disorders (e.g. Insomnia, Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder etc.);
  • Overview of the biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying the association between sleep and mental health disorders;
  • Introduction to cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based sleep interventions; and
  • Techniques integrating sleep interventions into clinical practice.



  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Arrival and Networking
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Presentation
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: AGM (free to attend)
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Presentation
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Questions, Discussion and Close

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided during the AGM. 

About the presenter(s)

Matt is working as a clinical psychology registrar in private practice, having recently completed a combined MPsych(Clin)/PhD program at the University of Melbourne, followed by an Endeavour Research Fellowship at the University of Oregon.

His PhD focused on the use of a novel cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based sleep intervention (“Sleep SENSE”) for adolescents at high risk for anxiety and mood disorders.

His research has been published widely and he is currently collaborating with researchers in the USA on extending the Sleep SENSE program to college students.


Please note, the APS Outer Eastern Melbourne Branch AGM will be held in the break of the presentation and it is free to attend the AGM.

Online registration

Mount Evelyn

York On Lilydale
138 York Rd
Mount Evelyn, VIC 3796
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 21/10/2017
End date: 21/10/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


APS member: $60
APS student member: $40
Non APS member: $90


APS - Outer Eastern Melbourne Branch
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