1st Edition

Treating Sleep Problems A Transdiagnostic Approach

By Allison G. Harvey, Daniel J. Buysse Copyright 2017

    This practical manual presents an innovative modular treatment for adults and adolescents with a wide range of sleep and circadian rhythm problems, such as insomnia, daytime sleepiness, poor sleep quality, and irregular sleep-wake schedules. The treatment applies broadly to all individuals with sleep problems, including those with psychiatric disorders. It is grounded in a cutting-edge understanding of sleep health and integrates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT), and other evidence-based therapies. Each module is described in detail, including specific practitioner guidance, sample scripts, developmental adaptations, and tips for enhancing motivation. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's 17 reproducible client handouts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

    1. Promoting Healthy Sleep
    2. Sleep Assessment
    3. TranS-C Cross-Cutting Modules
    4. TranS-C Core Modules
    5. TranS-C Optional Modules
    Epilogue: Conclusions and Future Directions


    Allison G. Harvey, PhD, CBSM, is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is Director of the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic. Dr. Harvey has practiced as a cognitive-behavioral therapist since the 1990s, specializing in sleep problems, and has published over 250 peer reviewed papers and chapters. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the President's New Research Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Beck Scholar Award for Excellence in Contributions to Cognitive Therapy from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and the Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Dr. Harvey has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Orebro, Sweden, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

    Daniel J. Buysse, MD, FAASM, is the UPMC Professor of Sleep Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on sleep assessment, the pathophysiology and treatment of insomnia, interactions between sleep and circadian rhythms, and the impact of sleep on health. Dr. Buysse has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and over 100 book chapters or review articles. He is past president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a recipient of the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award from the Sleep Research Society, and Deputy Editor of the journal SLEEP.

    "Harvey and Buysse present a superb guide to their novel treatment program. By integrating different perspectives on sleep, this book shifts the emphasis from the identification of sleep disorders to the promotion of sleep health and well-being. The authors provide a robust review of the literature, followed by a thorough explanation of how to implement the treatment. The book maintains a level of approachability that supports the reader's complete understanding, making it a useful tool for both practicing professionals and graduate students."--Aaron T. Beck, MD, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

    "I highly recommend this book for sleep medicine providers in training and also for experienced providers seeking to rapidly and efficiently identify and treat the confounding features of insomnia in complex patients. It provides a framework for patient care that I highly recommend as part of any sleep medicine training curriculum."--David Kristo, MD, Associate Professor and Medical Director, Sleep Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    “A true gift for clinicians, this accessible, engaging, and implementable clinical guide effectively addresses a broad range of sleep problems and disorders. The expertise that Harvey and Buysse offer is unparalleled, and their compassion for clients who struggle with sleep problems is present on every page. This book has so much to offer to our work with clients to promote healthy sleep and well-being."--Sona Dimidjian, PhD, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder

    "I highly recommend this comprehensive treatment manual to any mental health clinician working on the front line with patients with sleep complaints. The authors have done a splendid job of crafting a new evidence-based treatment targeting sleep and circadian problems that are often central to a range of mental disorders, including anxiety, major affective, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. The book provides a step-by-step, modular approach, with specific treatment modules targeting insomnia, nightmares, sleep scheduling problems in adolescents, and compliance issues with sleep apnea therapy."--Charles M. Morin, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Director, Sleep Research Center, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

    "Harvey and Buysse are among the most influential and respected sleep researchers in the world, whose contributions to sleep science and to healthcare practice have been outstanding. I am certain this volume will become a classic for professionals working in sleep laboratories or clinics. Harvey and Buysse recognize that sleep and circadian processes are fundamental therapeutic targets. They show how a transdiagnostic perspective offers new pathways to effective clinical care. This book is wonderfully constructed and a joy to read."--Colin A. Espie, PhD, DSc, Professor of Sleep Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    -An excellent exposition and resource.--Psychology Aotearoa, 11/1/2018ƒƒThis book is an excellent practical manual presenting a novel modular approach to subclinical and clinical insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders using the Transdiagnostic Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Intervention (TranS-C)….It provides comprehensive guidance and exemplars. The appendices provide a very useful range of handouts and other useful resources. This book is a must for all clinicians interested in the psychological aspects of sleep medicine. It is not only useful for those practicing sleep medicine but also for those working in mental health and managing long-term physical health conditions with comorbid sleep issues.--British Journal of Psychiatry, 10/1/2018