Sleep Research Society &

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Training Opportunities 

in Basic and Clinical Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine

2001 - V Edition

 

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Institution

University of Memphis

Address

Sleep Research Project

202 Psychology Bldg.

The University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152-3230

USA

Faculty (Name, Email address)

Kenneth Lichstein, Ph.D. lichstein@mail.psyc.memphis.edu

Types of Training Available

Graduate:
Post-doc:

Types of Funding Available:

All graduate students and post docs are funded from a variety of sources including University stipends, practicum placements, and grants.

Current Trainees (Names and Email address):

Graduate students:

Nancy Wilson user265848@aol.com

Heith Durrence hdurrenc@mocha.memphis.edu

Daniel Taylor djtaylor@mocha.memphis.edu

Brandon Thornburg bthrnbrg@mocha.memphis.edu

Les Gellis lgellis@mocha.memphis.edu

Stacy Sanford staycee21@aol.com

Post doc:

Christina McCrae christina-smith@mail.psyc.memphis.edu

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

Brant Riedel, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, The University of Memphis riedel@mail.psyc.memphis.edu

David Van Brunt, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Memphis, outlier@bigfoot.com

Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory

General Description:

The clinical psychology program at The University of Memphis is divided into several subspecialty areas. One of these is Behavioral Medicine and training in sleep disorders, with an emphasis on insomnia, is available within this subspecialty. The training is directed by Professor Kenneth Lichstein.

Clinical Training:

The primary vehicle for clinical sleep training is through a 20 hour per week year long practicum at the Sleep Disorders Center, Methodist Healthcare of Memphis. This funded placement is awarded to one clinical student per year and is supervised by Professor Lichstein. This training experience includes conducting psychological evaluations, running an insomnia clinic, providing individual therapy for sleep-disordered patients, and participating in a multi-disciplinary staff meeting.

Research Training:

Our research program has emphasized basic research investigating the mechanisms of insomnia and clinical outcome studies to develop interventions for this disorder. In the past 10 years, collaborative research with the Sleep Disorders Center, Methodist Healthcare, has expanded our efforts to include studies of compliance to apnea treatment, fatigue effects of apnea, and convenient screening devices for apnea.

Technical Capabilities of Lab

Within the Department of Psychology, we have the customary labs and psychology clinic for seeing clients and research subjects. Our collaboration with the Sleep Disorders Center, Methodist Healthcare, expands our capabilities to include a 6-bedroom, modern sleep center.

Primary Training Focus

Human (Clinical Research)
Human (Clinical Practice)

Other Training Opportunities

As a department we are well funded and our 35 faculty are active and research oriented. The clinical program is APA accredited, includes representation of varied psychotherapy approaches, and is again research oriented. Students having diversified interests in behavioral medicine and other areas of psychology would find ample opportunities for research and training in allied areas within the department.

Representative Publications For the Last Five Years

BOOK:

Lichstein, K. L., & Morin, C. M. (Eds.). (2000). Treatment of late-life insomnia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

ARTICLES:

Lichstein, K. L., & Johnson, R. S. (1996). The utility of pupillometric assessment in older adults with insomnia. Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 2, 337-352.

Lichstein, K. L., Means, M. K., Noe, S. L., & Aguillard, R. N. (1997). Fatigue and sleep disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 35, 733-740.

Lichstein, K. L. (1997). A general index of self-reported sleep: The sleep quotient. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 35, 1133-1137.

Van Brunt, D. L., Lichstein, K. L., Noe, S. L., Aguillard, R. N., & Lester, K. W. (1997). Intensity pattern of snoring sounds as a predictor for sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep, 20, 1151-1156.

Riedel, B. W., Lichstein, K. L., Peterson, B. A., Epperson, M. T., Means, M. K., & Aguillard, R. N. (1998). A comparison of the efficacy of stimulus control for medicated and non-medicated insomniacs. Behavior Modification, 22, 3-28.

Riedel, B. W., & Lichstein, K. L. (1998). Objective sleep measures and subjective sleep satisfaction: How do older adults with insomnia define a good night's sleep? Psychology and Aging, 13, 159-163.

Aguillard, R. N., Riedel, B. W., Lichstein, K. L., Grieve, F. G., Johnson, C. T., & Noe, S. L. (1998). Daytime functioning in obstructive sleep apnea patients: Exercise tolerance, subjective fatigue, and sleepiness. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 23, 207-217.

Lichstein, K. L., Riedel, B. W., Lester, K. W., & Aguillard, R. N. (1999). Occult sleep apnea in a recruited sample of older adults with insomnia. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67, 405-410.

Lichstein, K. L., Peterson, B. A., Riedel, B. W., Means, M. K., Epperson, M. T., & Aguillard, R. N. (1999). Relaxation to assist sleep medication withdrawal. Behavior Modification, 23, 379-402.

Lichstein, K. L., Riedel, B. W., & Richman, S. L. (2000). The Mackworth Clock Test: A computerized version. The Journal of Psychology, 134, 153-161.

Riedel, B. W., & Lichstein, K. L. (2000). Insomnia and daytime functioning. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 4, 277-298.

Lichstein, K. L., Wilson, N. M., & Johnson, C. T. (2000). Psychological treatment of secondary insomnia. Psychology and Aging, 15, 232-240.

Means, M. K., Lichstein, K. L., Epperson, M. T., & Johnson, C. T. (2000). Relaxation therapy for insomnia: Nighttime and day time effects. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 38, 665-678.

Riedel, B. W., & Lichstein, K. L. (in press). Strategies for evaluating adherence to sleep restriction treatment for insomnia. Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Riedel, B. W., Winfield, C. F., & Lichstein, K. L. (in press) First night effect and reverse first night effect in older adults with primary insomnia: Does anxiety play a role? Sleep Medicine.

Lichstein, K. L., Riedel, B. W., Wilson, N. M., Lester, K. W., & Aguillard, R. N. (in press) Relaxation and sleep compression for late-life insomnia: A placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Lichstein, K. L., Durrence, H. H., Riedel, B. W., & Bayen, U. J. (in press) Primary vs. secondary insomnia in older adults: Subjective sleep and daytime functioning. Psychology and Aging.

CHAPTERS:

Van Brunt, D. L., Riedel, B. W., & Lichstein, K. L. (1996). Insomnia. In V. B. Van Hasselt & M. Hersen (Eds.), Sourcebook of psychological treatment manuals for adult disorders (pp. 539-566). New York: Plenum Press.

Lichstein, K. L., Riedel, B. W., & Means, M. K. (1999). Psychological treatment of late-life insomnia. In R. Schulz, G. Maddox, & M. P. Lawton (Eds.), Annual review of gerontology and geriatrics: Vol. 18. Focus on interventions research with older adults (pp. 74-110). New York: Springer.

Lichstein, K. L. (2000). Relaxation training. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology (Vol. 7, pp. 28-30). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association and New York: Oxford University Press.

Lichstein, K. L., & Morin, C. M. (2000). Treatment overview. In K. L. Lichstein & C. M. Morin (Eds.), Treatment of late-life insomnia (pp. 111-124). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Lichstein, K. L. (2000). Relaxation. In K. L. Lichstein & C. M. Morin (Eds.), Treatment of late-life insomnia (pp. 185-206). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Lichstein, K. L. (2000). Secondary insomnia. In K. L. Lichstein & C. M. Morin (Eds.), Treatment of late-life insomnia (pp. 297-319). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Van Brunt, D. L., & Lichstein, K. L. (2000). Primary insomnia. In M. Hersen & M. Biaggio (Eds.), Effective brief therapies: A clinician's guide (pp. 283-302). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Riedel, B. W., & Lichstein, K. L. (2000). Insomnia in older adults. In S. K. Whitbourne (Ed.), Psychopathology in later adulthood (pp. 299-322). New York: Wiley.

www link for the Lab

http://sleepresearchproject.memphis.edu

Faculty Research Interests