ABOUT DR. POSNER

Donn Posner, PhD., CBSM, DBSM

Founder and President, Sleepwell Consultants

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Posner has over 30 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He logged over 20,000 hours of clinical time in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and has mentored hundreds of students, interns, fellows and professionals, many of whom have gone on to exceptional clinical and research sleep medicine careers and have become major academic opinion leaders in the field.

 

Dr. Posner is one of the authors of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia: A Session-by-Session Guide (New York: Springer/Verlag). The book is intended for clinical trainees, and non-insomnia sleep specialists, as well as more experienced clinicians from outside the sleep medicine field, who wish to learn how to provide empirically validated cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia (CBT-I). The book has now been translated into Spanish, Italian, Korean, and Chinese.

 

Dr. Posner has run basic and advanced CBT-I workshops all around the United States, and internationally, and he continues to consult, teach, and work globally with individuals and organizations to serve the mission of educating the next generation of Behavioral Sleep Medicine scientist practitioners.   As a result of his experience and scholarly activities, he has been regularly sought out for his clinical expertise, by clinicians, researchers, government agencies, healthcare organizations, and businesses.

 

Education


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology- New York Unversity, 1979

Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology- SUNY at Stony Brook, 1982

Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology- SUNY at Stony Brook, 1988




Honors and Awards


Peter Hauri Career Distinguished Achievement Award-Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award- Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Teaching Recognition Award for Clinical Faculty- Alpert Medical School of Brown University




Licences and Certifications


Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM)- Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Cetification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (CBSM)- American Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Massachusetts Psychology License, Number 11038

California Psychology License, Number 27607

Rhode Island Psychology License, Number 406




Society Memberships


American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM)- Founding Member

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

American Psychological Association (APA)




Positions Held


Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals Director of Clinical Behavioral Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Alpert Medical School at Brown University Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University School of Medicine Clinical Research Psychologist, Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) VA Palo Alto Health Care Systems