Department of Psychology

Psychology Clinic

Brian Sharpless, Ph.D., M.A.

Director, Psychology Clinic
Assistant Professor

Brian Sharpless is an assistant professor of psychology at Washington State University.  He received his Ph.D in clinical psychology and M.A in philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University and completed his pre-doctoral internship at Pennsylvania Hospital.  After graduation, he finished 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 WSU, he was on faculty at the Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Sharpless has broad interests in treating anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and problems of meaning and purpose. Although primarily teaching and practicing psychotherapy from a psychoanalytic (AKA psychodynamic) perspective, he also works from various cognitive-behavioral modalities.

Current research interests include anxiety, isolated sleep paralysis, psychoanalytic  therapy research, professional issues (e.g., the evaluation of psychologists' research competence), and the intersections of philosophy with clinical psychology.

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Psychology Clinic, Department of Psychology, PO Box 644820, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-4820, 509-335-3587