DescriptionThe Science & Practice of Sleep Health for Clients and Clinicians
In this three-hour course, award-winning teacher Kirsten Bradbury provides you with a thorough review of the basics of sleep psychobiology and the application of this science to the health behaviors of clinicians and clients alike.
This course is appropriate for mental health professionals of all levels of professional experience. Introduction to Sleep Health also provides three hours of credit toward the continuing education tools & techniques and health requirements for Licensed Psychologists in Texas.
- Define the main REM and NREM sleep stages, REM rebound, REM intrusions, developmental changes in sleep, and other key concepts in basic sleep psychobiology
- Recognize the importance of healthy sleep behavior for clinicians as well as clients
- Identify the role of cultural forces in shaping sleep availability and quality
- Name six important sleep hygiene/sleep health behaviors
- Identify several common, benign, and dangerous sleep disorders
We offer a 25% discount on all of our offerings for first responders, active military/veterans, nonprofit and government employees, educators, and UT staff and alumni. More information about these discounts and how to apply them is available on our FAQ page.
Primary Course Leader(s)
TPCE Director & Instructor
Dr. Bradbury started her career in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her undergraduate studies in 1992. She went on to obtain her M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. She served as an intern and postdoctoral fellow at the Emory University School of Medicine for two years. Dr. Bradbury was awarded the Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Award for Injury Prevention Research from the American Psychological Association in the award’s inaugural year.