The Indiana University School of Medicine is a medical school and medical research center connected to Indiana University; its principal research and medical center is on the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis campus in Indianapolis.
Trainees are part of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Training Clinic house within the IU Health Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic in collaboration with the IU Sleep Disorders Center the under supervision of a psychologist with board certification in behavioral sleep medicine. Trainees provide assessment and treatment services to adults ages 18+ for sleep related presenting problems including insomnia, hypersomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, narcolepsy, anxiety disorders, and noncompliance with medical treatments such as CPAP for sleep apnea as well as possible coexisting psychiatric disorders. Skills training, education, and structured learning experiences (e.g. readings, webinars) will be provided to develop skills and knowledge in behavioral sleep medicine respective to intern experience. Initially the intern will shadow the supervising psychologist and then gradually provide more services independently. Treatments are typically short-term (4-10 sessions), are highly focused and specific to sleep problems, and have a strong basis in cognitive-behavioral psychology.