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Louisiana State University


Louisiana State University

Department of Psychology

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Faculty (Name, Email address)

William F. Waters, Ph.D., ABPP, BCSS

Types of Training Available

Louisiana State University: Sleep Disorders seminar (3 hr course on sleep and sleep disorders) Clinical Psychology practicum (treatment of insomnia, parasomnias)


Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge: Sleep Disorders practicum (interpretation of polysomnograms, and MSLTs; diagnosis of sleep disorders and sleep disorder treatment recommendations)

Types of Funding Available:

Graduate assistantships

Current Trainees (Names and Email address):

Jack Johnson

Tai Anderson

Laura Lajos

Colleen Carney

Trainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email):

Lisa Bertman, Ph.D McLean Hospital Boston, MA

Brian Betz, Ph.D. Department of Psychology/Gerontology, Los Angeles, CA

Paul A. Binks, Ph.D., BCSS Washoe Sleep Disorders Center, Reno, NV

Kristi Fuller, Ph.D. Alaska Guidance Clinic, Providence, AK

Mark J. Hurry, Ph.D. Northshore EEG, Covington, LA

Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory

Insomnia treatment research
Stress and insomnia
Orienting response/attention during sleep deprivation
CPAP treatment compliance

Technical Capabilities of Lab

Louisiana State University: One bed sleep laboratory; also psychophysiological/polygraph studies
Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge: Two bed Sleep Disorders Center

Primary Training Focus

Human (Basic) Louisiana State University:
Human (Clinical Research) Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge:
Human (Clinical Practice) Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge:

Other Training Opportunities

Representative Publications For the Last Five Years

Binks, P. G., Waters, W. F., and Hurry, M. (1999). Short-term total sleep deprivation does not selectively impair higher cortical functioning. Sleep, 22, 328-334.

Fuller, K. H., Waters, W. F., Binks, P. G. and Anderson, T. (1997). Generalized anxiety and sleep architecture: A polysomnographic investigation. Sleep, 20, 370-376

McCarthy, M. E. and Waters, W. F. (1997). Decreased attentional responsivity during sleep deprivation: Orienting response latency, amplitude and habituation. Sleep, 20, 115-123.

Fuller, K.H., Waters, W. F., and Scott, O (1994). An investigation of slow wave sleep processes in Chronic PTSD patients. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 8, 227-236.

Waters, W. F., Adams, S., Binks, P., and Varnado, P. (1993). Attention, stress and negative emotion in persistent sleep-onset and sleep- maintenance insomnia. Sleep, 16, 128-136.

www link for the Lab

Faculty Research Interests

Conditioned sleep treatment of insomnia; chronic minor stress and insomnia; effects of sleep deprivation, inadequate slow wave sleep, and sleep fragmentation on orienting response/attention