Current Studies

We are currently recruiting participants in Oklahoma.  Please contact the TRAPT Center at
(918) 631-3976 for more information to see if you may be eligible.

Adults:
-18 years of age or older.
-Have a history of a traumatic event.
-Nightmares at least 1 time a week.

Dr. Davis is one of the country’s leading experts in researching and treating nightmares and is a licensed psychologist. Our research team includes advanced students in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at The University of Tulsa. The treatment from these highly trained individuals is offered free of charge and compensation is provided for completing follow-up assessments.

Our studies are approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the university to ensure that the procedures are ethical and safe.

If you are interested in participating in one of our studies, contact the TRAPT Center for more information: 918-631-3976. For more information about our current studies, please see below:

CBT-I versus ERRT: Impact on Sleep, Nightmares, and Suicidal Ideation

This study is currently funded through OCAST. Individuals are eligible for this study if they have experienced a traumatic event, have nightmares, and are experiencing suicidal ideation. Treatment will take place over 5 weekly sessions and compensation will be provided at 3 and 6 month follow-up time points.

Integrating Sleep and PTSD Treatment: Examining the Role of Emotion Regulation

This study was funded through OCAST and is continuing data collection past the three year funding period. Individuals are eligible for this study if they have experienced a traumatic event, have PTSD, and have nightmares. Treatment includes Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and ERRT, and there are three treatment conditions: CPT then ERRT, ERRT then CPT, and CPT only. Treatment length ranges from 12-17 sessions and compensation will be provided at 3 and 6 month follow-up time points.

Exposure, Relaxation, Rescripting Therapy (ERRT) Dismantling

This study aims to examine which components of ERRT are the most efficacious in reducing nightmares. Individuals are eligible for this study if they have experienced a traumatic event and have nightmares. Treatment takes place over 5 weekly sessions. and compensation will be provided at 3 and 6 month follow-up time points.

Efficacy of a Brief Treatment for Chronic Nightmares among Trauma-Exposed Persons with Bipolar Disorder

This study aims to examine the efficacy of ERRT for post-trauma nightmares with individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Individuals are eligible fore this study if they have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, have been stable on medication for 2 months, have experienced a traumatic event, and have nightmares. Treatment takes place over 5 weekly sessions.

If you are not interested in participating in the study but need treatment, see referral information below.

You can find a psychologist in your area by following the link below. The link takes you to the American Psychological Association psychologist locator page, which will list psychologists in your area. We are not able to endorse any of the individuals listed by the page and do not intend the search to reflect a direct referral from this site or from Dr. Davis. Further, we cannot ensure that the clinicians listed will have appropriate training in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, or nightmares. This link is provided here only as a courtesy to individuals outside the Tulsa area.

American Psychological Association – Psychologist Locator

For more resources please visit our Facebook page and the University of Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice website.