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Despite the fact that the diagnosis of personality disorder in youth is legitimized in psychiatric nomenclature (DSM 5 and the ICD-11) as well as national treatment guidelines in the United Kingdom and Australia, personality disorder is not routinely assessed for or treated in most child and mental health services; and remains undetected in school settings. Join Dr. Carla Sharp as she dives into this subject and discusses several ways we as professionals can understand and manage the various challenges that arise with teen personality issues.

This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals.

CEU Credit Hours Available: 1.5 Hours

Cost: Free


Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.


The best way to locate our building is to search 5025 Riverway Drive, Houston TX 77056 in your GPS and it should take you to the corner adjacent to our building.

Due to ongoing construction in our area, please refer to our Designated Program Parking Areas map for directions on where to park. Designated parking areas will be highlighted in blue. Please do not park in the areas highlighted in red.

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Carla Sharp, Ph.D., Professor, Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Houston

Dr. Sharp trained as a clinical psychologist (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) from 1994-1997, after which she completed a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychopathology at Cambridge University, UK, 1997-2000. In 2001, she obtained full licensure as a clinical psychologist in the UK. From 2001-2004 she was appointed as a Research Post-doctoral Fellow in Developmental Psychopathology, Cambridge University. In 2004, she moved to the United States to take up an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2009, she was appointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston and was promoted to Full Professor in 2015.

Her published work includes over 200 publications reflecting her interests in the social-cognitive basis of psychiatric problems and problems of behavioral health, and the application of this work in developing diagnostic tools and interventions. She has co-authored three books: An edited volume with Springer titled The Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents, an edited volume with Oxford University Press titled Social cognition and developmental psychopathology and a book with MIT Press titled Midbrain mutiny: Behavioral economics and neuroeconomics of gambling addiction as basic reward system disorder.

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