Sleep Psychologist

Curriculum Vitae


Florida Psychology License # PY 6768

Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

EDUCATION


Fairleigh Dickinson University • Teaneck, New Jersey Ph.D.
Fairleigh Dickinson University • Teaneck, New Jersey M.A.
The University of Michigan • Ann Arbor, Michigan B.A.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Broward Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association
Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Board (LAPPB) Chair, 2010
President in 2006 and 2008
Florida Psychological Association, Member since 2003

LAPPB Co-Chair, 2011
American Psychological Association, Member since 1997
APA Division 38, Health Psychology
American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Fellow

HOSPITAL AFFLIATION


Kindred Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL

CLINICAL AND ASSESSMENT EXPERIENCE


Sleep Disorders Consultant Jan. 2004 – present

Licensed Psychologist November 2003 – present
Private Practice Fort Lauderdale, FL

Postdoctoral Fellow July 2002 – June 2003
Sleep Disorders Institute
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital New York, NY

Psychology Intern July 2001 – June 2002
Mount Sinai Services, Elmhurst Hospital Center Elmhurst, NY

Neuropsychological Testing Extern July 2000 – June 2001
Bellevue Hospital Center New York, NY

Therapist Sept. 1999 – July 2000
Center for Psychological Services, FDU Hackensack, NJ

Social Skills Group Coordinator June 1999 – June 2000
Center for Psychological Services, FDU Hackensack, NJ

Extern July 1998 - August 1999
Bellevue Hospital Center
Bilingual Treatment Program-Clinic New York, NY

Therapist May 1998 – August 1998
North Shore University Hospital
Anxiety & Stress Treatment Clinic Manhasset, NY

Developmental Evaluator May 1998-August 1998
Newark New Start Project Newark, NJ

Intake Interviewer Sept. 1997 – May 1998
Center for Psychological Services, FDU Hackensack, NJ

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Adjunct Professor Fall 2005
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Course: Conceptual Foundations, graduate course taught to doctoral level students.

Adjunct Professor Winter 2004 – Spring 2005
Keiser College Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Courses: Deviant Behavior and Introduction to Psychology, undergraduate courses offered in the Criminal Justice and Psychology Departments.

Adjunct Instructor and Mentor Spring 1999
Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck, NJ
• Course: Freshman Seminar

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology Fall 1998
Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck, NJ
• Course: Child Development, undergraduate psychology course.

PRESENTATIONS


Silberman, S.A. (2009, November & December). What’s Causing Your Sleepless Nights? Presented at Etz Chaim Valencia Palms Hadassah, Delray Beach, FL and Hyatt Residence, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Silberman, S.A. (2009, August). Evaluation and Treatment of Psychophysiological Insomnia. Presented at Broward General Medical Center, Medical Resident Education Series, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Silberman, S. (2008, May). An overview and etiology of sleep disorders. In Update on the Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Insomnia. Presented at the College of Medical Sciences, Sleep Symposium 2008 at Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Silberman, S. (2006, April). Insomnia. Presented at the College of Medical Sciences, Sleep Symposium 2006 at Nova Southeastern University, Health Professions Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Boyer-Cartwright, L., Silberman, S.A., & Hull, F.P. (2005, June). Assessing Fatigue in Commercial Airline Pilots Using the Trail Making Test. Presented at the 2005 American Professional Sleep Societies 19th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Silberman, S. (2005, April). Treatment of Stress-Related Insomnia with Behavioral Intervention. Presented at the College of Medical Sciences, National Sleep Awareness Seminar Series at Nova Southeastern University, Health Professions Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Silberman, S.A. & McGrath, R.E. (2004, March). Comparison validity for the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-H. In S. A. Silberman (Chair), MMPI/MMPI-A. Paper presented at the 2004 Society for Personality Assessment Midwinter Meeting, Miami, FL.

Silberman, S. A. & Radnitz, C. (1999, September). Spinal cord injury, benzodiazepines, and sleep disorders. Presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, Las Vegas, NV.

Silberman, S. (1999, August). Aggression and youth violence as risk factors. In J. Kaufman (Chair), Understanding Adolescent Culture: A Model for Risk and Resiliency. Symposium conducted at the 107th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Kaufman, J., Hollick, C. Pandit, G., & Silberman, S. (1999, April). Adolescent risk and resiliency: assessment, planning and treatment. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI.

Silberman, S. (1998, February). Risk for youth violence as a model. In J. Kaufman (Chair), Preliminary Attempt at Model Building of Risk and Resiliency in Adolescents Toward Health Related Behaviors. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

PUBLICATIONS


Silberman, S. (2011, September). Back to School Sleep Tips for the Whole Family. Huffington Post, HuffPost Parents Section, September 16, 2011.

Silberman, S. (2011, July). What’s Really Causing Your Sleepless Nights? Huffington Post, HuffPost Healthy Living Section, July 21, 2011.

Silberman, S.A. (2011, May). 6 Mistakes that Can Keep You Up at Night. Huffington Post, HuffPost Healthy Living Section, May 24, 2011.

Silberman, S. (2009, June). The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need. Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications

Silberman, S. A. (2002). The validity of the MMPI-2 in a Spanish-speaking population. (Doctoral dissertation, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2002). Dissertation Abstracts International, 63, (03).


 

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