Sleep & Insomnia

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Behavioral Health Clinic
Sleep & Insomnia

The BHC includes student clinicians engaged in the behavioral sleep medicine (BSM) training program. Students in the BSM Training Program are trained in the identification and diagnosis of sleep disorders, administration of assessment tools and clinical interviews, and treatment of sleep disorders using non-pharmacologic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).

The program offers continual supervision and support for each student from sleep experts Dr. Michael Grandner, Dr. Denise Rodriguez Esquivel, and Dr. Daniel Taylor. Students are trained to treat patients experiencing difficulty with sleep disorders, sleep state misperception, CPAP compliance (i.e., systematic desensitization), and phase advance or phase delay syndrome (i.e., chronotherapy).

The BHC offers individual therapy services for people experiencing seep disturbances such as insomnia, nightmares, and difficulty with CPAP adherence. Individual therapy services for sleep disturbance in the BHC all use approaches supported by a large body of research. These treatments primarily focus on behavior change and include conversations on common, unhelpful thoughts about sleep.

Individuals interested in treatment specifically for sleep & insomnia will follow all the same procedures as described on our individual therapy page. Our specialized treatment for issues relating to sleep and insomnia are not a good fit for everyone, and some individuals may find they benefit more from a different form of individual therapy. BHC staff will help you determine whether specialized treatment for issues relating to sleep and insomnia will be a good fit for meeting you needs.

If you are interested in seeking therapy services at the BHC, you can get started by completing an online survey to provide us with an initial idea of what you are struggling with and your contact information.

Get Started: Complete the BHC Interest Survey

BHC staff follow-up with a brief (10–20 minutes) phone call to review clinic policies and see if the BHC might be capable of meeting your needs. If it seems the BHC may be a good fit, you'll be paired with a BHC clinician for a consultation. Please see our individual therapy page for more details.

The Insomnia and Sleep Health Research lab at the UArizona is often recruiting participants for clinical research studies investigating insomnia, other sleep disorders, and sleep health. For more information and to see if there is a study that you might be eligible for, click here.

 

NOTE The BHC does not provide emergency services or medication management.