Dr. Sharpless will discuss sleep paralysis from scientific and cultural perspectives as well as sleep paralysis in myth and folklore across the world.
Brian A. Sharpless is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University, Northern Virginia. He received his PhD in clinical psychology and MA in philosophy from Pennsylvania State University and completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his current position, he was on faculty at Pennsylvania State University and Washington State University.
Dr. Sharpless has broad interests in abnormal psychology and psychotherapy. He has published over 40 articles and chapters on common and lesser-known disorders, psychodynamic therapy, professional issues, and the history of clinical psychology. His books, Sleep Paralysis: Historical Psychological, and Medical Perspectives (co-authored with Dr. Karl Doghramji) and Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research are both available through Oxford University Press.