Richardson – Wide-Eyed Teens (December 2021)

CBT@Home webinar series

Wide-eyed teens: recognising and treating delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder with Bright Light Therapy 

Dr Cele Richardson, University of Western Australia


This approx. 58 min CBT@Home webinar was recorded in December 2021. AACBT members can view for free. Non-members may purchase here.

Teens who sleep in are often labelled as “lazy”. It is rarely considered that they might be experiencing a common sleep disorder known as Delayed Sleep Wake Phase Disorder (DSWPD)? In this webinar, you will learn how to assess and treat DSWPD using bright light therapy.



Dr Cele Richardson is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in behavioural sleep science at the University of Western Australia. To date, Cele has published 24 peer-reviewed papers within the areas of paediatric sleep and adolescent mental health. Cele is the 2021 recipient of the AACBT Tracy Goodall Early Career Award.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how bioregulatory, psychosocial and societal pressures lead to inadequate sleep in adolescence
  • Know how to assess Delayed Sleep Wake Phase Disorder in adolescents
  • Be able to develop a bright light therapy plan for a young client with Delayed Sleep Wake Phase Disorder

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