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REM sleep and dreams

Mallory Bonnette , Dr Kelly Ray, Dr Darlyne Nemeth

REM, a dream or paradoxical sleep, is when the mind is at its most active sleep state. The forebrain is highly stimulated (Lewin & Glaubman, 1975), providing the basis for the belief that dreaming is simply thinking while sleeping. If deprived of REM, the body will compensate by increasing the frequency as well as the duration of REM in later sleep. REM is vital for mood stability and is related to cognitive dysfunction that results in bad dreams (McNamara, Auerbach, Johnson Harris, & Doros, 2010). Obviously, dreaming must be functionally important. While everyone has both dreams and nightmares, the frequency to which an individual has each depends on that individual's psychological development.

24-28 August 2011 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, Australia.
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Mallory Bonnette

Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana

Dr Kelly Ray

Dr Ray is a counseling and medical psychologist and is in private practice and consults with other agencies/programs. Dr Ray works with children and adolescents with a variety of behavioral and learning problems and conducts evaluations and collaborates with schools regarding problematic behaviors. Dr Ray is a consultant for Our Lady of Lake Hospital’s Child Assessment Center, providing assessment services for children with learning problems. She also consults with the juvenile justice system in conducting evaluations for adjudicated adolescents, often with anger management issues. Dr Ray, along with Dr Nemeth & Maydel M. Schexnayder, M.S. co-authored a book, Helping Your Angry Child, published by New Harbinger in 2003. In addition to working with children and adolescents, Dr Ray’s practice also includes individual, family/couples, and group therapies for adults with a variety of psychological difficulties. She is a medical consultant for Disability Determination Services, where she reviews applications for state financial assistance based on mental impairment, and she continues to consult with a local mental health center regarding policies and procedures on topics such as informed consent, disclosure, chart review, etc. Dr Ray has presented on a variety of topics at local, state, national and international conferences. She is the Public Education Campaign Coordinator for the Louisiana Psychological Association in association with the American Psychological Association and has been a certified correctional health professional through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care since 2003. She received her Ph.D. degree from Oklahoma State University and following completion of a postdoctoral Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology, she recently became licensed as a medical psychologist in Louisiana.

Kelly Ray

Dr Darlyne Nemeth

Dr. Nemeth has a broad-spectrum practice in the areas of clinical, medical and neuropsychology at The Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana, LLC, in Baton Rouge, LA. She is also Director of Neuropsychology at Sage Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Services. Dr. Nemeth is currently serving as Co-Secretary General for the World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP) and is a WCP/NGO Delegate to the United Nations. She is an American Psychological Association (APA) and WCP Fellow. Dr. Nemeth has written three book chapters, one on the history of psychotherapy in the United States, another on anger management for children, and a third on the practice of pediatric medical psychology. Dr. Nemeth and her colleagues, Kelly P. Ray, Ph.D., and Maydel M. Schexnayder, M.S., have co-authored the book, Helping Your Angry Child, New Harbinger Publications, March 2003. Additionally, Dr. Nemeth and her colleagues, Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D., and Robert Hamilton, Ph.D., have co-edited the book, Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing ourselves and our planet, 2012 by ABC-Clio (Praeger) publications. Dr. Nemeth has been nationally and internationally recognised for her WCP Hurricane Anniversary Wellness Workshops, which, in cooperation with many government, religious, and professional organisations, were offered to the victims/survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Summer 2006.

Darlyne Nemeth
Co-authors: Taighlor Whittington clinical assistant at the. Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana
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