Brian Sharpless, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia was recently interviewed for the Boston Globe for an article about how culture shapes your mind and mental illness. To read the full article, visit https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2018/11/28/how-culture-shapes-your-mind-and-your-mental-illness/sMlhWP5LGSOvQAFd83I3qN/story.html
Sharpless completed his internship (Pennsylvania Hospital), a post-doctoral clinical fellowship (Pennsylvania Hospital) and post-doctoral research fellowship (Center for Psychotherapy Research) at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his position at ASPP,Northern Virginia he was on faculty at Pennsylvania State University and Washington State University and was recently made a teaching fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Teachers Academy. At ASPP, Northern Virginia Dr. Sharpless primarily teaches History and Systems, Psychodynamic Theory and Therapy, and Advanced Psychopathology.
Sharpless has broad research, teaching, and clinical interests in psychopathology and psychotherapy. He has published over 30 articles and chapters on common and lesser-known disorders (e.g., exploding head syndrome), psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, professional issues, and the history/philosophy of clinical psychology. His first book, Sleep Paralysis: Historical Psychological, and Medical Perspectives, co-authored with Dr. Karl Doghramji, was recently released by Oxford University Press. His first edited book with the same press, Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders, is forthcoming. Sharpless has presented his work at national and international professional conferences and been interviewed for various TV, radio, and print outlets (e.g., National Geographic, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, the BBC).