Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Peer Supervision

Group Supervision

Weekly case review webinar

Practitioners who are new to CBT-I, and Behavioral Sleep Medicine in general, are likely to have ongoing questions about the nuances of treatment implementation. In order to provide ongoing support we will be offering a weekly case review seminar that is offered over the internet. For one hour each week, participants can take part in the webinar from any computer with internet access and a phone. Participants will have the opportunity to present and ask questions about their own cases, as well as engage in discussion about the cases of other group members. It is important to note that the purpose of this program is to provide guidance on the implementation of CBT-I, not to provide direct supervision for clinical cases. Access to the weekly CBT-I webinar can be purchased in 6-month segments (24 weekly 1 hour sessions) for $480.

Please contact Dr. Phil Gehrman about this opportunity at

Individual Supervision

If you prefer regular case supervision (e.g., on your first 5-10 CBT-I cases) please refer to the Group Supervision section above. This section includes a list of psychologists we recommend. Beyond this, there is the larger resource of individuals who are credentialed in Behavioral Sleep Medicine ( Please note: the cost of individual supervision varies from therapist to therapist but is generally 1-3x a standard billable hour.

James Findley, PhD

James Findley, PhD

Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Sr. Staff Psychologist 
Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
Department of Psychiatry & Penn Center for Sleep 
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Findley received his PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Behavioral Medicine, from West Virginia University. He completed his graduate training as a Resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Jackson VA Consortium. Dr. Findley has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine since 2005. He was the Coordinator and Clinical Coordinator of the Comprehensive Pain Management Center of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Campus, and a Clinical Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale Medical School. Before joining the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Penn, Dr. Findley was a Psychologist/Sleep Medicine Specialist at Gaylord Sleep Medicine in North Haven, CT, and in private practice in Hamden, CT, while serving as a consultant for insomnia research at the Yale School of Nursing.

As part of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, he provides Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to patients at the Penn Center for Sleep as well as participants in clinical insomnia research. In addition to providing insomnia treatment, his current interests include methods for improving the assessment and treatment of insomnia.

Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM

Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Clinical Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
Department of Psychiatry & Penn Center for Sleep
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Gehrman is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Penn Sleep Center and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He completed his graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of California, San Diego including a predoctoral internship at the Durham VA Medical Center and a post doctoral fellowship in sleep medicine at Penn. He currently is clinical director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program where he directs a clinic providing cognitive behavioral interventions for sleep disorders. His research focuses on uncovering the mechanisms of insomnia as well as expanding treatment options.

Sara Matteson-Rusby, Psy.D., CBSM

Sara Matteson-Rusby, Psy.D., CBSM

Director, Insomnia & Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic
Strong Sleep Disorders Center 
Research Assistant Professor, Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Lab
University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Matteson-Rusby is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology with adults. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia and went on to a post-doctoral fellowship at the Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. During her fellowship she conducted research regarding methods of controlling side effects associated with cancer treatment, including nausea, fatigue, and cognitive difficulties.

After completing intensive training in the use of cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia with Dr. Michael Perlis in 2003, she joined the University of Rochester Sleep and Neurophysiology Research Laboratory (UR-SNRL). She continues to work at the UR-SNRL and is currently a Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. In September of 2006, with Dr. Perlis’s support, she began the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Strong Sleep Disorders Center. This clinic continues to the present day. In 2008, she co-founded the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. Most recently, she added to her practice, a pain management clinic at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center.

Her areas of expertise include methods of coping with pain, grief, and trauma, and the relationship between sleep disturbance and these issues. Her research interests include the relationship between diabetes and sleep disturbance and use of cognitive-behavioral interventions to improve the sleep of combat veterans and cancer survivors.

Donn Posner PhD

Donn Posner PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University;
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University

Dr. Posner has been actively engaged in the treatment of sleep-disordered patients for the past twenty-one years. He sees a wide variety of patients, including those with Primary and Co-morbid Insomnia, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Sleep Apnea, and Narcolepsy. In addition, half of his practice is involved with anxiety disorders and the behavioral treatment of such problems as Panic Disorder, GAD, OCD, PTSD, and Social Phobia. For the last sixteen years he has served as the lead supervisor and mentor for a sleep medicine and anxiety disorders rotation in the Behavioral Medicine track of the Brown Clinical Psychology internship. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and became one of the first certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine specialists recognized by that group.

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