Expert Interview: Dr. Emerson Wickwire On Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for CPAP
April 15, 2012
Dr. Emerson Wickwire currently serves as Sleep Medicine Program Director at Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Associates in Columbia, Maryland. He also holds the rank of Assistant Professor, part-time, at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in sleep. Dr. Wickwire is board certified both in behavioral sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and in cognitive and behavioral psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a pioneer in interdisciplinary approaches to sleep medicine and maximizing human performance.
In this interview, Dr. Wickwire shares his wisdom about comprehensive approaches to managing sleep apnea, including cognitive-behavioral treatment to maximize success with CPAP .
Some of the questions include:
What are cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT)?
Have cognitive-behavioral treatments been applied to sleep disorders?
What is the psychology of sleep apnea?
What factors influence PAP use?
What are Wickwire’s Four Pillars of CPAP Success?
What is a PAP adherence risk profile?
What CBT interventions have been tested to improve PAP adherence?
And much more…
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