Colleen Carney

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Associate Professor Director, Sleep and Depression (SAD) Laboratory, Ryerson University Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology Toronto, Ontario ccarney@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2177

Bio/Research

Dr. Carney specializes in the study of sleep and mood disorders, most notably major depressive disorder and insomnia disorder. Dr. Carney is an Associate Professor at Ryerson, the Director of the Sleep and Depression (SAD) Laboratory, the President of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Special Interes...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Carney specializes in the study of sleep and mood disorders, most notably major depressive disorder and insomnia disorder. Dr. Carney is an Associate Professor at Ryerson, the Director of the Sleep and Depression (SAD) Laboratory, the President of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Acting Co-Chair of the Insomnia Interest Group of the Canadian Sleep Society and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Carney’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute for Nursing Research, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Ministry of Research and Innovation. Current research at the SAD Lab focuses on the relation between cognition, fatigue and sleep in a variety of psychiatric and medical populations. There are specific interests in: 1) cognitive vulnerability to insomnia and depression (e.g., symptom-focused rumination and sleep-related beliefs), 2) the etiological role of insomnia in depression, 3) fatigue management, and 4) the relation between sleep and fatigue. Students in Dr. Carney’s lab have the opportunity to learn about clinical research, how to assess for sleep disorders, behavioural sleep medicine techniques, as well as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for insomnia and CBT for depression. Dr. Carney has provided over 100 training workshops worldwide in the area of cognitive behavioural treatment of insomnia and/or depression; she has over 100 publications including 9 books on the treatment of insomnia.

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