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Jeffrey Bryson
Jeffrey Bryson, PhD
Adjunct Faculty- School of Psychology
Huntsville, AL

PhD, Clinical Psychology
Fielding Graduate University (APA accredited), Santa Barbara, CA, 2012

Areas of Instruction:

  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Psychopathology
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Health Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom Disorders
  • Tic Disorders
  • Trichotillomania
  • Excoriation Disorder
  • Complex and Challenging Cases
  • Specialized Applications of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Professional Memberships:

  • 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.

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • 2011, Fielding Research Grant. Project Title: Toward a Synergistic Cognitive-Behavioral Model for Concomitant Insomnia and Pain.

Professional Experience:

  • 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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