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Certification in Insomnia Psychotherapy

Certification in Insomnia Psychotherapy (endorsed by Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP) and Psychotherapy Chapter of Malaysia Society for Complementary Medicine)

This course is providing best-practice Insomnia Therapy training for professionals who have a passion for assisting individuals, regardless of age, gender, race and social class to achieve optimum mental health

What is included in the Insomnia Therapy

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Case review and assessment

Fees and Course Structure

Course Cost  RM 4,800 (Students are required to buy various recommended text books)
Course Time  3 Months
Prerequisite At least a Credit in SPM English or two years working experience at a related industry
Group Size  Group limited to 8 participants maximum only to optimize group dynamics

Training Topics

Certification in Insomnia Psychotherapy

1) Introduction to Insomnia Psychotherapy

2) History of Insomnia Therapy

3) Causes of Insomnia Insomnia Psychological Assessment

4) Models of Insomnia Psychotherapy

5)Insomnia Psychotherapy Approaches

6) Depression and Insomnia

7) Anxiety and Insomnia

8) Insomnia Laboratory Diagnostic Testing

9) Insomnia Psychonutritional Therapy

10)Insomnia PsychoAromatherapy

11) Insomnia Hypnotherapy

12) Insomnia Subliminal Psychotherapy

13) Stress and Insomnia

14) Ethics and Boundaries

Course Layout

We use the mastery system of education. Besides lecturing, this course provides clinical experience such as: research, tutorial, case study, supervision & presentation. Assessment includes case study presentations, reviews and presentation, group participation, research paper and assignments.

The topics mentioned above are taught within seven sessions. Between the sixth and seventh session, a period of approximately 1 month of clinical supervision & research is implemented outside of classroom. During this period, students will be give assignments and projects to do.

Equipment & venue

Below are the equipments used:

  • Psychometric instruments
  • Subliminal recordings cds
  • White board
  • Notes/ books
  • PsychoAromatherapy essential oil blends and pots
  • Insomnia laboratory diagnostic testing kits
  • Insomnia psychonutrtional medicine
  • Reference books and journals
  • Journaling and art therapeutic materials
  • Audio Resources

Venue: International Psychology Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Teaching Faculty

The lecturer, tutorials, case supervisions and assignments will be conducted by the International Psychology Centre’s team of professional psychologist and coaches accredited by the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy and the Psychotherapy Chapter of the Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine led by:


B.Sc.(Hons.)(Psy),(Middlesex) MSc.(Learning)(Lancaster), D.Phil.(Psy),

(IOU) CSAC (Hawaii, International Certification & Reciprocacy Consortium)

(Reg. No. M906-98); PgCert (Anxiety Disorders); PgCert (Brain Based Therapy);

Principal Consultant Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Certified Master Trainer.

Dr Chan is a fellow of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MalaysianPsychotherapy.net); a fellow of the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association; a level 5 supervisor practitioner member of the division of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy; a practitioner Member of the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association; a practitioner member fo the Psychotherapy Chapter of the Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine; a member of the International Employees Assistance Professionals Association; a council member of the World Council of Psychotherapy; Charter member of the International Coaching Federation (Malaysian Chapter); a member of the International Association of Facilitators and a member of the Malaysian Society for Training and Development.

Dr. Chan has conducted academic researches and lectured at numerous Universities throughout the world, including the Department of Educational Research, University of Lancaster, UK; the Department of Experiemental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK.; Institute of Educational Technology, the Open University, UK.; Department of Psychology, the Intercultural Open University, the Netherlands; Stress Management Masters TQM Programme, Newport University Malaysia; University Malaya (Medical Department), Masters programme in Clinical Psychology, National University of Malaysia and was an invited speaker at many international conferences including being the Keynote speaker at the Asian Pacific Rim International Counseling & Psychotherapy Conference 2013 (CounselingMalaysia.com); the 2008 World Psychotherapy Conference, Beijing; the Asian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Conference 2008, Bangkok; the Asia Human Resource Conference 2011; the Singapore Human Resource Conference 2010; the 2011 Asian Pacific International Counselling Conference, Hong Kong; the World Psychotherapy Conference 2011; Sydney and the Australian Counselling Association Conference 2011 in Melbourne

Dr. Chan has also published widely in academic proceedings of numerous academic conferences, for example, Current Research & Practices on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Asia, edited by Profession Tian from the Department of Clinical Psychology, Queensland University, Australia as well as in International and National journals and newspaper including the Asian Wall Street Journal, the Edge, New Straits Time, the Star and journals such as: Malaysian Medical Tribune, Voice of Coaching, Malaysian Business, CIMA as well as being a well-known radio and television personality on insomnia and related psychology topics. Dr. Chan has also authored several books on these topics including the critically acclaimed Dancing with Crocodiles, where he expoused innovative psychotherapy techniques. Dr. Chan is the chief editor of the International Journal of Psychotherapy, Counseling & Psychiatry: Researches, Theories & Clinical Practices (ISPCP-TRCP.org)