PY 822: Sleep Dimension in Psychotherapy

Synonym:

56421 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Gila Lindsley

Credits:

1

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 10/11 - 10/12 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Intervention
Restricted to Year II, Year III and Year IV students.
Restricted to Year IV students from July 15 – 22; open to Year II and III students July 23.

This one credit workshop will focus on 147the sleep dimension148 in the context of clinical practice. The topic will be introduced with numerous psychotherapy cases in which sleep disturbance played an important role. Participants will be strongly encouraged to bring their own case material, maintaining the clients146 anonymity, to class. The topic of sleep will then be developed first by introducing the physiology of sleep, then by identifying the kinds of psychiatrically relevant symptoms that arise when a client has slept poorly 150 and indicating how awareness of these kinds of symptoms can inform diagnosis and treatment. The next section of the course will present the distinction between disordered sleep and formal sleep disorders, providing the relevant nosology and extensive background into the signs and symptoms associated with each. Finally,