Patricia Haynes, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Patricia Haynes is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at the UA and the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS).

Dr. Haynes received her PhD from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She did her internship at the Southwest Consortium Predoctoral Psychology Internship in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and her postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at the University of Arizona, Department of Psychology.

Dr. Haynes is a clinical researcher interested in examining biological outcomes associated with psychotherapeutic processes. Specific areas of interest include: cognitive behavioral therapy, social and biological circadian rhythms, stressful life events, and cross-disciplinary models of mood dysregulation. She is currently conducting an open trial behavioral treatment for sleep problems in individuals who have both Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression.

Dr. Haynes sees patients at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, where she runs the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic. In this clinic, she provides individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, nightmares, and difficulties using the CPAP machine. Dr. Haynes also conducts dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder and depression.

Dr. Haynes supervises psychology interns at both UA and SAVAHCS, and she teaches a cognitive behavioral therapy seminar at the UA for psychiatry residents and psychology interns. She also mentors UA undergraduates in Independent Study (Psychiatry 499). These students have the opportunity to learn clinical research methods via participation in Dr. Haynes' research studies.

Her research program focuses on developing and testing non-medication based psychotherapies in individuals who have been exposed to traumatic events. The treatments being developed are designed to help people with PTSD, depression, and insomnia learn to change current unhelpful patterns in their lives. Her programs are conducted both at SAVAHCS and UA in Tucson, Arizona.

Research Areas: 

Cognitive behavioral therapy, social and biological circadian rhythms, stressful life events, and cross-disciplinary models of mood dysregulation. 

Please visit Dr. Haynes' website for more information about her current research program and to learn about opportunities for participation in research.

Selected Publications: 
  • Krakow B, Haynes PL, Warner TD, Santana E, Melendrez D, Johnston L,Hollifield M, Sisley BN, Koss M, Shafer L. Nightmares, insomnia, and sleep-disordered breathing in fire evacuees seeking treatment for posttraumatic sleep disturbance. J Trauma Stress. 2004 Jun;17(3):257-68. PubMed PMID: 15253098.
  • Haynes PL, McQuaid JR, Kelsoe J, Rapaport M, Gillin JC. Affective state and EEG sleep profile in response to rapid tryptophan depletion in recently recovered nonmedicated depressed individuals. J Affect Disord. 2004 Dec;83(2-3):253-62. PubMed PMID: 15555723.
  • Haynes PL. The role of behavioral sleep medicine in the assessment and treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Clin Psychol Rev. 2005 Jul;25(5):673-705. Review. PubMed PMID: 15951084.
  • Haynes PL, Bootzin RR, Smith L, Cousins J, Cameron M, Stevens S. Sleep and aggression in substance-abusing adolescents: results from an integrative behavioral sleep-treatment pilot program. Sleep. 2006 Apr 1;29(4):512-20. PubMed PMID: 16676785.
  • Parthasarathy S, Haynes PL, Budhiraja R, Habib MP, Quan SF. A national survey of the effect of sleep medicine specialists and American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation on management of obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2006 Apr 15;2(2):133-42. PubMed PMID: 17557485.
  • Haynes PL, McQuaid JR, Ancoli-Israel S, Martin JL. Disrupting life events and the sleep-wake cycle in depression. Psychol Med. 2006 Oct;36(10):1363-73. Epub 2006 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 16834822.
  • Cousins JC, Bootzin RR, Stevens SJ, Ruiz BS, Haynes PL. Parental involvement, psychological distress, and sleep: a preliminary examination in sleep-disturbed adolescents with a history of substance abuse. J Fam Psychol. 2007 Mar;21(1):104-13. PubMed PMID: 17371115.
  • Stevens S, Haynes PL, Ruiz B, Bootzin RR. Effects of a behavioral sleep medicine intervention on trauma symptoms in adolescents recently treated for substance abuse. Subst Abus. 2007 Jun;28(2):21-31. PubMed PMID: 19266710.
  • Haynes PL. Is CBT-I effective for pain? J Clin Sleep Med. 2009 Aug 15;5(4):363-4. PubMed PMID: 19968015; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2725256.
  • Britton WB, Haynes PL, Fridel KW, Bootzin RR. Polysomnographic and subjective profiles of sleep continuity before and after mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in partially remitted depression. Psychosom Med. 2010 Jul;72(6):539-48. Epub 2010 May 13. PubMed PMID: 20467003.
  • Haynes PL, Bootzin RR. Insomnia treatments: moving from efficacy to effectiveness. J Clin Psychol. 2010 Nov;66(11):1131-6. PubMed PMID: 20939032.
  • Haynes PL, Epstein DR. The ambivalent sleeper. J Clin Sleep Med. 2010 Oct 15;6(5):511-2. PubMed PMID: 20957854; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2952757.
  • Haynes PL, Parthasarathy S, Kersh B, Bootzin RR. Examination of insomnia and insomnia treatment in psychiatric inpatients. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2011 Apr;20(2):130-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00711.x. PubMed PMID: 21371228.