Getting Your ZZZs: The Ins and Outs of Teen Sleep - Devin Prouty, Ph.D.

September 17, 2016
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (2 CE credits)
Brawner Hall, Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA

Fee: $30 | CE Certificate $10
Join local researcher and psychologist Dr. Devin Prouty as he discusses practical strategies for dealing with adolescent sleep changes. Dr. Prouty will detail the biological mechanisms that affect sleep, biological changes that affect adolescent sleep patterns, the importance of sleep to overall health and academic achievement, and the problems that are associated with insufficient sleep. Dr. Prouty is a local clinical psychologist at the Pacific Anxiety Group who also studies adolescent brain development through the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence ( and the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study ( Target Audience: Information in this presentation is targeted for educators, mental health providers, and parents. The information will cover both an introductory and intermediate level of understanding of sleep-related mechanisms.

Learning Objectives | Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the three part definition of sleep.
  2. Describe Circadian rhythm, and name at least 3 related physiological changes that are related to circadian rhythm.
  3. Describe best sleep practices for teens as they develop.  
  4. Compare physiological effects of sleep to psychological functions of sleep.
  5. Discuss importance of sleep to overall health and academic achievement.
  6. Identify problems that are associated with insufficient sleep.
  7. Identify common sleep disorders of childhood.
  8. Explain the dangers of drowsy driving and how drowsy driving compares to drunk driving.
  9. Apply sleep hygiene concepts to help individuals with sleep problems.

APA Sponsorship

Pacific Anxiety Group is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pacific Anxiety Group maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Cancellations will be subject to a $10.00 processing fee per workshop. To be eligible for a refund, Pacific Anxiety Group must receive notice of cancellation 14 days prior to the date of the workshop. Those who attend this workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive two (2) continuing education (CE) credits. Please note that Pacific Anxiety Group will issue credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start time or leave before the workshop ends will not receive CE credit.