For Professionals

Dr. Naiman offers training in sleep and dream health for 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.

Dr Naiman presenting
Sleep & Dreams Video

This is a comprehensive 15 hour video series that provides a solid foundation in sleep and dream therapy for mental health professionals.  Recorded 2016 at the Cape Cod Institute.

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.

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 be approached as comorbid states in the treatment of all addiction.

Please read Dr. Naiman's "Recovering Night: Alcohol, Substances and Sleep"

Please contact Dr. Naiman for more information.

 

Professional Publications

Naiman, R. “Nightmind Making Darkness our Friend Again,” Psychotherapy Networker, March-April 2008.

Naiman, R. “Sleep Disturbance and Chronic Pain: An Integrative Approach,” The Pain Practitioner, American Academy of Pain Management, June 2010.

Naiman, R and Paul Abrahamson, “Sleep Disorders in Rheumatologic Conditions: an Integrative Medicine Approach,” in Andrew Weil, ed. Integrative Rheumatology, Oxford University Press: 2010.

Naiman, R. How Cool is Your Sleep? PsychologyToday.com / Jan 2011.

Naiman, R. Circadian Rhythm and Blues (part 1 & 2), PsychologyToday.com / March 2011.

Naiman, R. “How Cool is Your Sleep?” The Pulse: Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Fall, 2012.

Naiman, R. “An Integrative Medicine Approach to Insomnia” in Rakel, David, Ed. Integrative Medicine, 3rd ed. Elsevier: 2012/2-015.

Naiman, R. “Integrative Medicine Approaches to Insomnia.” Sleep Review. October, 2015.

Naiman, R. “Remembering REM: An Integrative Approach to Dreaming.” Sleep Review. November 2015

Naiman, R. “Integrative Medicine Approaches to Narcolepsy.” Sleep Review. May 2016.

Naiman, R. Sleep and the Spectrum of Consciousness (Interview). Advances in Body-Mind Medicine. June 2016.

Naiman, R. “Dreamless: The Silent Epidemic of REM Sleep Loss,” Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences, In Press: 2017.