Ackerman hosts an exciting workshop on treating and detecting sleep disturbances next week, December 13th, with acclaimed sleep expert and clinical psychologist Ross Levin, Ph.D.!
Sleep issues are rampant in today's culture and detecting and treating sleep disturbances in patients can be life changing to patients. On any given night, 20% of Americans use sleep aides and Americans spend $100 billion on sleep related products each year. Disturbed sleep is a common response to stress and our frenetic 24/7 wired culture with up to 50% of all adults reporting periodic sleep difficulties. The societal costs of disturbed sleep are staggering. Sleep issues are also often at the heart of marital discord. This workshop is designed for mental health workers with little formal training in sleep but who wish to learn how attending to sleep problems can greatly improve their clients' mental and physical health and reduce discord in couples and families. In this course, we'll explore the basics of behavioral sleep medicine including an overview of adequate sleep hygiene practices. Evidence-based treatments for common sleep disorders such as insomnia, hypersomnia (daytime sleepiness) and disturbed dreams will be presented with a particular focus on CBT-I, imagery tools, relaxation-based techniques and mindfulness meditation.
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About Ross Levin
Dr. Ross Levin earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a sleep specialist in private practice in New York City. His work on sleep has been featured in The New York Times, ABC Nightline, NPR, New Yorker Magazine, and CBS News.
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013