Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program

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Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship program

The BSM program, in conjunction with the Penn Sleep Centers, offers a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.  The program is one of only a handful of BSM training programs currently accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). It is primarily designed for psychologists-in-training, although we are open to individuals from other fields, such as medicine and nursing, who would like to complete this training. The fellowship program includes training in both pediatric and adult BSM with a primary emphasis on cognitive behavioral treatment of insomnia.  Rotations are available at CHOP, Penn and the Philadelphia VA hospital. Fellows develop an independent research project in consultation with a faculty mentor and can also work on faculty research projects in areas such as: behavioral treatment of pediatric sleep disorders, mechanisms of insomnia, and cognitive behavioral treatment of nightmares.

Mini-Fellowship program

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For clinicians interested in a shorter-term exposure to BSM we offer 1-week mini-fellowships.  This experience involves shadowing clinicians in the Penn Sleep Center and Philadelphia VA Medical Center Sleep Center.  There is also the opportunity to participate in didactic programs that occur during the stay. Typically, one week-long fellowship is available per month.

For more information about the Mini-Fellowship, please see our brochure: BSMP Mini-Fellowship Brochure.pdf

Contacts for the Mini-Fellowship:

Dr. James Findley                                                                                                                  (215) 746-8805                                                                                             

Dr. Michael Perlis