Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program Education

Training Opportunities

Clinical Postdoctoral Program

The Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program (Director Todd Arnedt, PhD, Clinical Director Deirdre Conroy, PhD) is one of only 11 fellowship programs nationwide to have achieved accreditation by the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine in this specialty of sleep medicine.  It is the primary clinical educational component of the Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory.

The BSM program is open to clinical psychology postdoctoral fellows.  Fellows for this program are identified and recruited through the Clinical Psychology Consortium of the APA-accredited Network of Postdoctoral Training Programs in Psychology.  Fellows who participate in this program fulfill the clinical requirements for licensure as a clinical psychologist in addition to obtaining specialized training in BSM to be eligible to sit for the certification examination.  

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychology – The Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program is accredited by the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Pre-doctoral practicum – this one-year experience will provide trainees with an opportunity to provide clinical care while obtaining supervision by a licensed clinical psychologist.


Research Postdoctoral Program

The Laboratory regularly seeks postdoctoral research fellows interested in sleep and circadian research.  Contact us for more information.


Mentorship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

This mentorship, open only to trainees at all levels at Michigan Medicine, provides in-depth education on the assessment and treatment of insomnia disorder.  Trainees will learn the basics of sleep regulation, become familiar with common sleep disorders, and how to deliver each session of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.  Trainees will also be provided with readings, handouts, and other tools to help them independently manage sleep disturbance in their patients.  Each trainee carries at least 1 case that is discussed in group supervision.  The mentorship meets weekly for three months and trainees must attend at least 70% of classes.  Contact Dr. Conroy for further details: daconroy@umich.edu