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CDP Presents Debunking Common Misperceptions about Sleep Interventions

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William Brim |  Timothy Rogers, Ph.D. |  Carin Lefkowitz, Psy.D. |  Dr. Diana Dolan, PsyD |  Maegan Paxton Willing
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90 minutes
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With so many Americans endorsing sleep problems at one point or another in their lives, it is not surprising that various media bombards us with tips about sleeping better.  This webinar provides a framework to critically evaluate claims about sleep-related products and interventions and interpret meaningful outcomes.  We then take a deeper dive into five specific, recent myths about sleep strategies with our panel of sleep subject matter experts, including melatonin, weighted blankets, mouth taping, and more.


Learning Objectives


  1. Evaluate the quality of data for sleep interventions

  2. Apply an evaluative framework to the evidence of effectiveness for sleep interventions


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The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



William Brim's Profile

William Brim Related seminars and products

Deputy Director

Center for Deployment Psychology

William Brim, Psy.D., is the deputy director of the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP). He joined the CDP in 2007, initially as a deployment behavioral health psychologist at Malcolm Grow (USAF) Medical Center and has served as the deputy director since 2008. Prior to joining the CDP, Dr. Brim served on active duty as a psychologist in the United States Air Force from 1997 to 2007. 

Dr. Brim received his Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee and his Master's and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is a graduate of the Wilford Hall (USAF) Medical Center Psychology Residency Program and the Wilford Hall Clinical Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program.

The focus of Dr. Brim's clinical work, supervision and training is on deployment and redeployment related to mental health issues, specifically assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and insomnia. Additionally, Dr. Brim focuses on health psychology clinical practice and supervision, the integration of mental health services in primary care and offers forensic psychology expert consultation and witness services. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: William Brim has no relevant financial relationship to disclose

Nonfinancial: William Brim has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose

Timothy Rogers, Ph.D. Related seminars and products

Military Internship Behavioral Health Psychologist

Center for Deployment Psychology

Timothy Rogers, Ph.D.  is a Military Internship Behavioral Health Psychologist and is assigned to the 59th Mental Health Flight, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC), Lackland AFB, TX. He serves as the Clinical Psychology Training Program Associate Program Director and is responsible for supervision and training of psychology interns with a focus on deployment-related issues.

Dr. Rogers received his Ph.D. in 2009 in Counseling Psychology at the University of Akron. He completed his Clinical Psychology Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and served over six years as an active duty psychologist before separating in the summer of 2014. While on active duty, he was Chief, Behavioral Health for Holloman AFB, Chief ADAPT Element for Randolph AFB and has served as interim/deputy Flight Commander at both Holloman and Randolph AFB. Research interests include help-seeking behaviors, PTSD and insomnia treatment, and training in health service psychology.

Financial: Timothy Rogers is employed by the Center for Deployment Psychology.


Nonfinancial: Timothy Rogers has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Carin Lefkowitz, Psy.D.'s Profile

Carin Lefkowitz, Psy.D. Related seminars and products

11223 - Center for Deployment Psychology

Carin M. Lefkowitz, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Lefkowitz earned her M.A. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Widener University, with a concentration in cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Prior to joining the CDP, she served as a psychologist at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.  In this capacity she provided individual and group psychotherapy with a focus on evidence-based treatments for PTSD and insomnia.  She also served as a clinical supervisor to Vet Center clinicians, and psychology interns and practicum students at the Medical Center. Dr. Lefkowitz was a therapist on studies of evidence-based treatments for insomnia and traumatic nightmares, and coordinated the Medical Center's Cognitive Processing Therapy program.

Dr. Lefkowitz has published peer reviewed articles on prolonged exposure treatment for PTSD and innovative training options in sleep disorders.  She maintains an adjunct instructor appointment with the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, and was previously an adjunct instructor in Chestnut Hill College's graduate psychology program and a Clinical Associate of the University of Pennsylvania's department of psychiatry.

Dr. Diana Dolan, PsyD Related seminars and products

Center for Deployment Psychology

Diana C. Dolan, Ph.D., CBSM is a clinical psychologist serving as an evidence-based (EBP) psychotherapy trainer with the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. In this capacity, she develops and presents trainings on a variety of EBPs and deployment-related topics, and provides consultation services.  Dr. Dolan is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. As an active duty psychologist, she served as chief, Primary Care Psychology at Lackland AFB, Texas, overseeing integrated behavioral health services in primary care. She was also responsible for overseeing the base post-deployment health reassessment program. Having been raised in an active duty Air Force family, she has long-term experience in military life and the impact of deployment on families.

Dr. Dolan graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and earned her doctorate in clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine from the University of North Texas. She completed a clinical psychology internship at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, Texas.  Prior to her current position, she was a deployment behavioral health psychologist with  CDP and the associate training director for the clinical psychology internship at Wilford Hall.

Dr. Dolan’s professional interests include behavioral treatment of health conditions, in particular sleep disorders and within brief-natured primary care settings, clinical psychology training and program evaluation, and military psychology.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Diana Dolan has no relevant financial relationship to disclose

Nonfinancial: Diana Dolan is a member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM)

Maegan Paxton Willing Related seminars and products

Maegan M. Paxton Willing, MPH, MS is a doctoral candidate in Medical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. In addition to her doctoral work, Maegan has earned Masters degrees in Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Clinical Psychology, and she is currently completing a graduate certificate in health professions education. Currently, she is working with sleep experts at the Center for Deployment Psychology and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (NICoE) to increase understanding of military-related sleep concerns. Presently, her research focuses on the examination of biological, psychological, and social aspects of posttraumatic nightmares in active duty service members.


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