Sleep Professionals

Maimonides Sleep Arts and Sciences provides a variety of training and educational services. 

PAP-NAP Training and Education: 

PAP-NAP Reference Guide (Packet Download)

This 32 page guide provides detailed information about the daytime PAP therapy desensitization procedure we call the PAP-NAP.  More Info...

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Training to Implement the PAP-NAP
(Online Training - CEU Credits Offered)

Available 24/7

for Sleep Technologists/Technicians, Lab Managers, & Sleep Specialists

Through our innovative daytime procedure, the PAP-NAP, patients with insomnia, anxiety and other mental and physical factors can be motivated to become compliant PAP users. More Info...

Live Workshop : Cognitive-Behavioral Training to Implement the PAP NAP

Through our innovative daytime procedure, the PAP-NAP, patients with insomnia or anxiety can be motivated to become regular PAP therapy users. In this program, you will first learn about logistical factors to implement the PAP-NAP procedure. More Info...

 


PTSD Sleep Clinic and IRT

Introduction to PTSD Sleep Clinic & Imagery Rehearsal Therapy

The main program addresses the emerging model of the PTSD Sleep Clinic and provides the fundamentals of Imagery Rehearsal Therapy. Main Programs are lecture format or workshops and include ample opportunities for Q & A. Dr. Krakow frequently queries his audience to challenge participants' perspectives about how they understand and treat sleep problems. More Info...


Onsite Training

Training is conducted in numerous ways to fit the needs of the sleep medical professional requesting instruction as well as to fit the circumstances and logistics of their treatment facilities. Most trainings are conducted over a 1 to 2 day time period. Longer sessions can be arranged for instruction to a larger staff or an institutional environment with multiple key components. More Info...

Training Sessions. Training is conducted in numerous ways to fit the needs of the sleep medical professional requesting instruction as well as to fit the circumstances and logistics of their treatment facilities. Most trainings are conducted over a 1 to 2 day time period. Longer sessions can be arranged for instruction to a larger staff or an institutional environment with multiple key components. 

Contents. The training is hands-on by Dr. Krakow and takes various forms. For example:

  • At a recent training at a medical school in New York City (Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine), the program consisted of two elements: a grand rounds presentation to the faculty on sleep disorders in psychiatric patients, and then an afternoon workshop, training residents and psychologists in the use of cognitive-imagery techniques for the treatment of chronic nightmares.
  • In a previous training in Guelph, Canada (Homewood Health Center) a 3 day program was designed to provide hands-on training of evidence-based techniques for insomnia, nightmares, and sleep-disordered breathing. Included in the program were 2 half-days of group treatment sessions for 15 PTSD patients. The sessions were videotaped for use by the staff at a subsequent time. Multiple in-services, lectures, and meetings were conducted with active and community-based staff to develop plans to integrate sleep medicine treatments into this residential psychiatric facility.


Billing. Fees are billed at a daily rate, plus travel, meals, lodging, and transportation expenses for Dr. Krakow. Discounts are provided for any training scheduled for more than 2 days. Non-profit facilities may be eligible for other discounts. For rates, please call our office manager, Laura Togami at 505-998-7213.

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Patient Scenarios. These services are usually requested by sleep patients outside of New Mexico, who are requesting additional treatment advice from Dr. Krakow through an on-site consultation. As we specialize in helping insomnia patients and mental health patients with unresolved sleep complaints, these are the most common types of patients who seek to contact us for additional care. The patients are usually schedule about a month out from first contact, and we usually schedule them to spend at least 2 to 3 days here to include at least 2 nights of polysomnography and 1 to 2 clinic appts with Dr. Krakow.

Billing. We do not find that insurance coverage usually covers these costs, but some patients do have out-of-state coverage for second opinions or expert consultations, so we are willing to work with these patients. However, in our experience most of these patients pay largely out of pocket for their encounters. In general, their fees would be similar to what typical patients pay here at our sleep medical center, which may be more or less than what they would pay at their local facilities.

We see patients who seek more personalized care, for example a one on one experience in the sleep lab, more direct contact time with Dr. Krakow, and more post-visit follow-up with our center and Dr. Krakow. These services are much more expensive, and the individuals who seek this type of care rarely rely on insurance coverage.

Patient Scenarios. These services are usually requested by sleep patients outside of New Mexico, who are requesting additional treatment advice from Dr. Krakow. As we specialize in helping insomnia patients and mental health patients with unresolved sleep complaints, these are the most common types of patients who seek to contact us for additional care.

In some cases, the patient will want to speak with Dr. Krakow directly, other times only Dr. Krakow and the provider need to speak, and still other patients wish to hold a three-way conference call. Prior to the call, we have the patient complete our standard intake packet and extended packet of questionnaires, which conserves the amount of time needed for the formal part of the consultation, because it gives Dr. Krakow a chance to review the sleep history in advance. The referring physician may also wish to send pertinent notes as well.

Billing. Most of these encounters are not covered through insurance, and the sleep patient pays our sleep center directly through credit cards. Most calls last 30 to 60 minutes. Occasionally, a patient will request additional follow-up phone consultations.

Please call for rates.