Workshops & Presentations

COMMENTS FROM
WORKSHOP ATTENDEES
:

“Exceptionally informative presentation… full of information and a passionate presentation.”

“Lots of important information I can incorporate into my work.”

“Very helpful. Hope you will return for more training.”

“excellent–tons of useful facts and interventions that I will use. Great sense of humor”

“An unusual mixture of knowledge, intellectual acumen, humor, warmth and kindness.”

“Thank you for a great training. This gives me tools, understanding and confidence to address sleep with my clients.”

“Excellent, very inspiring, motivating workshop.”

“You are a terrific speaker and very helpful — clear and articulate. I’d like more training.”

“I gained new insights — this workshop was for me.”

“Brilliant! Tons of useful information I will use with clients. Great sense of humor.”

“One of the best trainings I have ever attended. Thank you.”

“Your presentation helped spur my excitement for this topic again.”

“My mind has been buzzing ever since your presentation wondering about my clients’ sleep habits and the mental health implications.”


ON-SITE TRAINING/TEACHING

Dr. Madden has a keen interest in awakening the mental health and addiction treatment community to the importance of sleep improvement.  To this end, he is available to conduct staff in-service trainings at agencies and facilities, present workshops on Sleep Counseling at conferences, and teach modules in graduate clinical curricula preparing students for professional careers in mental health and addiction treatment.

PRESENTATIONS GIVEN TO DATE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

March 28, 2008
The Gift of Sleep: Introductory Workshop for Clinicians
NASW-New York State Annual Conference, Albany, NY.

December 5, 2008
Sleep and Mental Health
Clinical staff in-service training at Columbia County Mental Health Center, Hudson, NY.

March 10, 2009 to present
Sleep Counseling Telestudy Groups
Monthly conference calls focused on the study guide, sleep research updates and clinical practice issues.

April 15, 2010
Social Work Sleep Counseling
Three-hour pre-conference workshop at NASW-Massachusetts Biennial Symposium, Framingham, MA.

April 16, 2010
Sleep Counseling:  Improving Mental Health
Three-hour pre-conference workshop at New York Mental Health Counselors Association Convention in Albany, NY.

April 30, 2010
Sleep Counseling:  Advancing Clinical Practice
Three-hour workshop at NASW-Connecticut 25th Anniversary Annual Conference, Waterbury, CT.

May 3, 2010
Clinical Sleep Counseling for Better Sleep & Better Coping
Two-hour workshop at NASW-New Jersey Annual State Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

August 12, 2010
CBT-Informed Sleep Improvement Counseling for Insomnia
Two-hour clinical staff in-service training at Greene County Mental Health Center, Cairo, NY.

October 22, 2010
Clinical Sleep Counseling for Insomnia
Presentation for the Albany/Hudson chapter of the New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

November 12, 2010
Sleep Counseling for Insomnia with PTSD Sufferers
Presenter and panelist at Mental Health Services for Veterans/Community Mental Health Conference, The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY.

March 11, 2011
“Sleep Counseling for Insomnia to Improve Well Being”
Three-hour workshop presented at the 2011 Annual Power of Social Work Conference on Optimizing Wellness:
An Evidence-Based
Practice Perspective, Albany, NY.

Fall, 2011
“CBT for Insomnia and Poor Sleep”
Feature article and continuing education course in the NASW-NYS Update newsletter including exam for 3.0 CEU’s.
“Dear Dr. Madden:  This is the best information I have come across in the 22 years I’ve had insomnia.  Bravo!  I’m so glad you are helping people.  My battle has been a long one, but I am very excited about the material printed in the latest issue of the NASW newsletter.  Thank you so much.  Very truly yours, B.B., LCSW”