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Jeffrey Bryson, PhD
Adjunct Faculty- School of Psychology
PhD, Clinical Psychology
Fielding Graduate University (APA accredited), Santa Barbara, CA, 2012
Areas of Instruction
Scholarly & Professional Interests
Honors and Awards
Other Professional Activities
Areas of Instruction:
Biological Bases of Behavior
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
Somatic Symptom Disorders
Complex and Challenging Cases
Specialized Applications of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Sleep Research Society
Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine
American Psychological Association (38, 40, 54)
International Association for the Study of Dreams
Alabama Psychological Association
North Alabama Association of Licensed Psychologists
Honors and Awards:
2013, National Register of Health Service Psychologists, Certificate Identification Number: 53991
2012, Nomination, Society for Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54) Outstanding Graduate Student in Pediatric Psychology.
1992, The Retired Officers Association (TROA) Medal
Reif, R., Hobkirk, A., Hill, L. K., Trambadia, J., Keys, A., Byrd, G., Barker, C. S., Timko, A., McCabe, M., Feliu, M., Robinson, E., Bryson, W. J., Phan, A., Chuku, P., & Edwards, C. L. (in press). Pain assessment in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Rehabilitation.
Edwards, C. L., Bryson, W. J., Doshi, S., McDougald, C., Feliu, M., & Whitfield, K. E. (in press). Sleep disorders. In Andrew Scull (Ed.), Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Bryson, W. J., & Edwards, C. L. (2013). A brief review of sleep normality and pathology among adult Black men. Journal of African American Studies, 17, 426-432. doi: 10.1007/s12111-012-9224-3
Bryson, W. J., & Mastin, D. F. (2013). Sleep hygiene predictors of excessive daytime sleepiness and poor subjective sleep quality. Journal of Psychological Practice, 18, 88-104.
Bryson, W. J. (2013). Behavioral sleep medicine in the context of historical psychology. Journal of Psychological Practice, 18, 57-87.
McDougald, C., Edwards, C. L., Bryson, W. J., Swinkels, C., Wellington, C., Wood, M., Edwards, L., Whitfield, K., McNeil, J., Byrd, G., Feliu, M., Guinyard, D., Green, M., McCabe, M., Blackmon, M., Hill, L., Robinson, E., & DeCastro, L. (2012). Sleep and chronic pain in an ethnically congruent sample of adult patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Ciencias de la Conducta, 27, 35-50.
Bryson, W. J. (2012). Toward a synergistic cognitive-behavioral model for concomitant insomnia and pain (Doctoral dissertation). UMI ProQuest (3502442).
Bryson, W. J. (2012). Teaching dreams via Dream Lab. In P. McNamara and D. Barrett (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber (pp. 766-767). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.
Bryson, W. J. (2010). Educational opportunities in the study of dreams and dreaming. In D. M. Montez (Ed.), Psychiatric research trends: Dreams and geriatric psychiatry (pp. 145-150). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Bryson, W. J., Edwards, C. L., Sommer, D. B., & Scott, B. L. (2010). Integrated behavior therapy in the treatment of complicated Tourette’s Disorder and its comorbidities. Clinical Case Studies, 9, 154-163. doi: 10.1177/1534650109357929
Raffle, D. L., Bryson, W. J., & Bush, J. P. (2009). Great Escapes: Psychological benefits of organized events for children with chronic illnesses and their families. Journal of Psychological Practice, 15, 50-70.
Bryson, W. J., Kinsey, C. G., Mastin, D. F., & Bryson, T. L. (2009). Dream lab for introductory psychology. North American Journal of Psychology, 11, 353-360.
Bryson, W. J., Mastin, D. F, Pilgreen, K. L., & Bryson, T. L. (2008). Dream lab: An experiential pedagogic technique for dream psychology. Dreaming, 18, 122-126. doi: 10.1037/1053-0709.18.2.122
Mastin, D. F., Bryson, W. J., & Corwyn, R. (2006). Assessment of sleep hygiene using the Sleep Hygiene Index. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29, 223-227. doi: 10.1007/s10865-006-9047-6
Shehi, G. M., & Bryson, W. J. (2004). Hypersomnia associated with isotretinoin in a patient with recurrent major depressive disorder and acne vulgaris. Sleep, 27, 821.
Bryson, W. J. (2003). Learning on the web. Sleep Review, 4(5), 10-14.
Bryson, W. J. (2002). New curriculum benefits undergraduate psychology students. Sleep Review, 3(2), 10-12.
Bryson, W. J., & Bryson, T. L. (2012). A preliminary analysis of nightmares and disturbing dreams among patients with chronic pain. Poster presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies; June 9-13, Boston, Massachusetts.
Bryson, W. J., Rydin-Gray, S., Dorough, A. E., Klontkin, R., Sha, R., & Binks, M. (2009). Weight-related quality of life and obstructive sleep apnea. Poster presented at the 30th annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine; April 22-26, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Raffle, D. L., Bryson, W. J., & Bush, J. P. (2008). Starlight Starbright program for families of children with chronic disease: An evaluation. Poster presented to the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. August 14-17, Boston, Massachusetts.
2011, Fielding Research Grant. Project Title: Toward a Synergistic Cognitive-Behavioral Model for Concomitant Insomnia and Pain.
Adjunct Faculty, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara CA.
Other Professional Activities:
2012 – Present, Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Clinical Health Psychologist, Alabama Psychological Services Center, LLC. Huntsville, AL.
1999 – 2012, Adjunct Faculty in Psychology, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL.
2010 – 2012 Clinical Support Staff, Alabama Psychological Services Center, LLC. Huntsville, AL.
2009, Chief Medical Psychology Intern, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
2008 – 2009, Medical Psychology Intern, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
2003 – 2007, Clinical Support Staff, Behavioral Health Associates of North Alabama, P.C.
2001 – 2003, Assistant Director of Clinical Services / Hospital Administrator, Mountain View Hospital, Gadsden, AL.
Journal Reviewer, Quality of Life Research, Journal of the National Medical Association, North American Journal of Psychology, Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity.
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