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(William) Jeff Bryson, Ph.D. - Fielding Graduate University. Huntsville, AL, US

(William) Jeff Bryson, Ph.D.

Associate Faculty - Clinical Psychology | Fielding Graduate University


Sleep disorders, somatic symptom disorders, tic disorders; nightmares among patients with chronic pain; weight-related quality of life.



Jeff Bryson is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University.

Industry Expertise (4)


Mental Health Care


Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (11)


Tic Disorders

Somatic Symptom Disorders

Sleep Disorders


Health Psychology

Introduction to Clinical Psychology


Specialized Applications of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Biological Bases of Behavior

Excoriation Disorder

Accomplishments (3)

Certification (professional)

(2013) Conferred by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Certificate Identification Number: 53991.

Outstanding Graduate Student in Pediatric Psychology (Nominee) (professional)

(2012) Awarded by the Society of Pediatric Psychology

Service Medal (professional)

(1992) Awarded by The Retired Officers Association

Education (5)

Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Clinical Psychology 2012

Duke University Medical Center: Clinical Psychological Internship, Medical Psychology & Sleep Disorders 2009

Fielding Graduate University: MA, Clinical Psychology 2006

Jacksonville State University: MS, Clinical Psychology 1999

Covenant College: BA, Psychology 1997

Affiliations (8)

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine : Member
  • Sleep Research Society : Member
  • Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine : Member
  • American Psychological Association : Member
  • International Association for the Study of Dreams : Member
  • Alabama Psychological Association : Member
  • North Alabama Association of Licensed Psychologists : Member
  • Alabama Psychological Services Center, LLC : Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Clinical Health Psychologist

Event Appearances (5)

Continuing Education Presentation: Neuroscience for the Mental Health Provider.

Neuroscience for the Mental Health Provider  Huntsville, Alabama


Continuing Education Presentation: Psychopharmacology

Continuing Education Presentation  University of Alabama, Huntsville


A preliminary analysis of nightmares and disturbing dreams among patients with chronic pain

35th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies;  Boston, MA.


Weight-related quality of life and obstructive sleep apnea

30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine  Montreal, QB.


Starlight Starbright program for families of children with chronic disease: An evaluation

116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association  Boston, MA.


Articles (8)

Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders and the COVID-19 pandemic

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Bryson, W. J. (in press).

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. doi: https://doi.org/10.5664/jscm.8540

Prevalence and determinants of excessive daytime sleepiness among resident doctors at a tertiary care institution in India.

International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health,

Siddalingaiah, H. S., Mastin, D. F., Moore, B. D., Bryson, W. J., Chandrakala, D., & Singh, A. (2018)

International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 5, 1407-1413. doi:10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20181208

The need for an integrated cognitive-behavioral model for co- occurring chronic pain and insomnia.

Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

Bryson, W. J., Read, J. B., Bush, J. P., & Edwards, C. L. (2015)

Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 33, 239-257. doi: 10.1007/s10942-015-0213-z

A Clinical Intervention in Chronic Pain and Insomnia with a Combined Model of Treatment: A Test of Concept

Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

(2014) Co-occurring chronic pain and insomnia are common in a clinical setting. Cognitive–behavioral theoretical (CBT) frameworks exist for both conditions independently. The purpose of this study was to address the problem of co-occurring chronic pain and ...

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The Need for an Integrated Cognitive-Behavioral Model for Co-occurring Chronic Pain and Insomnia

Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy

(2014) Cognitive-behavioral models for both insomnia and pain are well established. Few studies have addressed the cognitive-behavioral aspects of these conditions occurring together with a unified model. Worry, rumination, catastrophizing, monitoring ...

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A brief review of sleep normality and pathology among adult Black men

Journal of African American Studies

(2013) Healthcare disparities are a growing area of interest among scientists and clinicians. Articles identified from searches of the PubMed and PsycInfo databases, as well as the Google Scholar search engine including combinations of the key words and ...

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Integrated behavior therapy in the treatment of complicated Tourette's disorder and its comorbidities

Clinical Case Studies

(2010) Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome (GTS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that often presents with a complex array of motor and phonic tics that persist over the majority of a person's life. GTS often presents with comorbidities such as attention deficit hyperactivity ...

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Dream Lab: An experiential pedagogic approach to dream theories and characteristics


(2008) Dream Lab is an experiential pedagogic activity designed to enhance student learning with respect to the topic of dreaming. The present study focused on determining the efficacy of Dream Lab as a method for teaching dream theories and characteristics to ...

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