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From Bedside Back to Bench? A Commentary on: “The Future of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia: What Important Research Remains to Be Done?”


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In this month's issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vitiello and colleagues articulate an important research agenda that will help advance cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) research and clinical practice. In addition to this ambitious agenda, we also propose that pursuing a parallel research program, focusing on treatment mechanisms and process will help move the CBT-I field forward and optimize therapeutic dissemination and uptake.