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Media Advisory - Queen's University offers summer sleep camp for teachers

Monday, June 24, 2019

KINGSTON – Many teachers have insomnia, but resources to help them are lacking. There has also been very little research into the sleep problems that teachers experience. The Psychology Clinic at Queen’s is taking steps to address the issue.

What

The Psychology Clinic at Queen’s is hosting a Teachers’ Sleep Camp for the second summer in a row. The program is specifically designed for school teachers who are having trouble sleeping. The five session group program focuses on supporting teachers in using effective techniques to restore their sleep.

Who

Heading up the program this year are:

Judith Davidson – A sleep researchers and clinical psychologist, Dr. Davidson practices clinical and health psychology, including the treatment of insomnia, with adults (age 18 and older). Currently she supervises advanced Clinical Psychology students at the Sleep Therapy Service, part of the Queen’s University Psychology Clinic.

Madelaine Gierc – Working in the PAIN Lab at Queen’s, her interests fall into three interrelated areas: first, physical activity for health promotion; second, psychological strategies for physical activity; and third, knowledge translation.

Both experts are available for interviews.

Contact

Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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