Dr. Naiman offers training in sleep and dream health for a various professional groups in the form of seminars, lectures, courses, and workshops. Trainings are designed to meet the specific needs of interested organizations, health systems, businesses, or groups of private individuals.
Consultation and Training for Mental Health Practitioners
Most health care professionals are ill prepared to address the current epidemic of sleep disorders. There is a pressing need for mental health practitioners, in particular, to acquire skills in treating sleep issues and assume more proactive roles in addressing the sleep epidemic. (See Sleep Psychologists in Demand, APA Monitor, Volume 32, No. 9, 10/01)
Because they are uniquely positioned to understand and intervene in meaningful ways that physicians typically cannot, mental health practitioners have an exceptional opportunity as well as professional responsibility to step into the sleep health arena.
Dr. Naiman’s trainings are designed to provide participants with basic knowledge and skills needed to screen, assess, and treat the most common sleep problems encountered in outpatient and residential treatment settings. Dr. Naiman encourages mental health practitioners to develop a sleep health sub specialty in their work.
Complimentary CME Units
Naiman, RR. Healing Night: The Science and Spirit of Sleeping, Dreaming, and Awakening, Syren Book Company, Minneapolis, February 2006.
Integrative Night Health: A New Approach to Improving Sleep. Dr Iris bell’s Ponderings. dririsbell.typepad.com/ May 2006.
Weil, A. and RR. Naiman, Healthy Sleep, (Audio Book) Sounds True, October 2007.
Naiman, RR. “Recovering Night: Alcohol, Substances and Sleep,” California Together, Vol 1, No. 9; October 2007.
Naiman, RR. “Nightmind: Making Darkness our Friend Again,” Psychotherapy Networker, March-April 2008.
Naiman, RR. “Sleep Disturbance and Chronic Pain: An Integrative Approach,” The Pain Practitioner, American Academy of Pain Management, June 2010.
RR. Naiman, The Yoga of Sleep, (Audio Book) Sounds True: 2010.
Naiman, RR. and Paul Abrahamson, “Sleep Disorders in Rheumatologic Conditions: an Integrative Medicine Approach,” in Andrew Weil, ed. Integrative Medicine and Rheumatology, Oxford University Press: 2010.
Naiman, RR. To Sleep ToNight: First Aid for Insomnia. Circadian Health Associates, Inc, Tucson, Arizona, November 2010.
Naiman, RR. “An Integrative Medicine Approach to Insomnia” in Rakel, David, Ed. Integrative Medicine, 3rd ed. Elsevier: 2011.
Naiman, RR. How Cool is Your Sleep? PsychologyToday.com www.psychologytoday.com/ Jan 2011.
Naiman, RR. Circadian Rhythm and Blues, PsychologyToday.com www.psychologytoday.com/ March / June 2011.
Naiman, RR. We Don’t Get Sleep Because We Don’t Get Sleep, Huffington Post: www.huffingtonpost.com/rubin-naiman-phd/ May 2011
Naiman, RR. Post-Dramatic Stress Disorder: A Hidden Cause of Sleeplessness, PsychologyToday.com www.psychologytoday.com, June 2011
Naiman, RR. Insomniacs Anonymous: Do We Need a 12-Step Program for Sleep? Huffington Post: www.huffingtonpost.com/rubin-naiman-phd/ June 2011
Naiman, RR. Remembering REM: The Lost Art and Science of Dreaming, Huffington Post: www.huffingtonpost.com/rubin-naiman-phd/, July 2011
Naiman, RR. Turn On, Tune In, Nod Out: A Mindful Approach to Sleep, PsychologyToday.com www.psychologytoday.com, July 2011
Sleep, Dreams, and Addictions Recovery
Dr. Naiman has a special interest in the role of sleep and dreams in addictions and recovery. Acute and chronic sleep problems are common among people with addictions, frequently exacerbating symptoms and further complicating treatment. Unfortunately, addiction recovery programs are not well-informed about effective sleep interventions. Sleep and dream disorders should to be approached as comorbid states in the treatment of all addiction. Dr. Naiman’s approach is 12-step friendly.
Please contact Dr. Naiman for more information.