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Ian Sharp, PhD

Ian Sharp, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Psychology
Undergraduate Psychology
DeSales Center, 12
215-248-7166
Educational Background: 
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Baumeister Fellow in Creative Writing
  • NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Psychopathology Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., Clinical & Health Psychology, Drexel University
  • B.A., Psychology, Randolph-Macon College
Selected Publications: 

Sharp, I. R. (in press). The Hamilton Scales. SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Invited manuscript.

Sharp, I. R. & Stein, L. (in press). Rapid cycling. SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Invited manuscript.

Sharp, I. R. & Stein, L. (in press). Schizophrenia spectrum. SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Invited manuscript.

Sharp, I. R., Kobak, K. A., & Osman, D. A. (2011). The use of videoconferencing with patients with psychosis: A review of the literature. Annals of General Psychiatry, 10:14.

Kobak, K. A., Brown, B., Sharp, I. R., Levy-Mack, H., Wells, K., Ockun, F., Williams, J. B. W. (2009). Sources of unreliability in depression ratings. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 29, 82-85.

Sharp, I. R., Herbert, J. D., Redding, R. E. (2008). The role of critical thinking skills in practicing clinical psychologists’ choice of intervention techniques. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 6, 21-30.

Kobak, K. A., Williams, J. B. W., Jeglic, E. L., Salvucci, D., & Sharp, I. R. (2008). Face-to-face versus remote administration of the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale using videoconference and telephone. Depression and Anxiety, 25, 913-919.

Wenzel, A., Sharp, I. R., Sokol, L., & Beck, A. T. (2006). Attentional fixation in panic disorder. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 35, 65-73.

Wenzel, A., Sharp, I. R., Brown, G. K., Greenberg, R. K., & Beck, A. T. (2006). Dysfunctional beliefs in panic attacks: The Panic Belief Inventory. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 819-833.

Sharp, I. R., Henriques, G., Chapman, J. E., Jeglic, E. L., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2005). Strategies used in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A survey of practicing psychologists. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 35, 359-368.

Jeglic, E. L., Sharp, I. R., Chapman, J. E., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2005). History of family suicide behaviors and negative problem solving in multiple suicide attempters. Archives of Suicide Research, 9, 1-12.

Sharp, I. R., & Chapman, J. E. (2004). Antidepressants and increased suicidal behavior: The media portrayal of the controversy. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 3, 71-75.

Herbert, J. D., Sharp, I. R., & Gaudiano, B. A. (2002). Separating fact from fiction in the etiology and treatment of autism: A scientific review of the evidence. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 1, 23-44.

Herbert, J. D., & Sharp, I. R. (2001). Pseudoscientific treatments for autism. Priorities for Health, 13(1), 23-26, 59.

Sharp, I. R. (1997). [Review of the book Teaching Students About Death: A Comprehensive Resource for Educators and Parents]. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 6, 143-145.

Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

Sharp, I. R., Kobak, K.A., & Osman, D.A. (2009, April). The use of videoconferencing with patients with psychosis: A review of the literature. Poster presented at annual meeting of the American Telemedicine Association, 14th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Kobak, K. A., Brown, B., Sharp, I. R., Levy-Mack, H., Wells, K., Ockun, F., Williams, J. B. W. (2008, May).  Sources of Unreliability in Depression Ratings. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Institute of Mental Health, New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit, 48th Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ

Kobak, K. A., Williams, J. B. W., Jeglic, E. L., Salvucci, D., & Sharp, I. R. (2007, June). Face-to-face versus remote administration of the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) using videoconference and telephone. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Institute of Mental Health, New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit, 48th Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL.

Wisco, B. E., Wenzel, A., Sharp, I. R., Brown, G. K., Greenberg, R. L., & Beck, A. T. (2005, April).  Dysfunctional beliefs in panic disorder: The Panic Belief Inventory.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.

Sharp, I. R., & Chapman, J. E. (2004, November). Antidepressants and increased suicidal behavior: The media portrayal of the controversy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

Chapman, J. E., Jeglic, E. L., Sharp, I. R., & Beck, A. T. (2004, November). Mechanisms of change in cognitive therapy of Borderline Personality Disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

Sharp, I. R., Chapman, J. E., Jeglic, E. L., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2004, July). Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A survey of practicing psychologists. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Sharp, I. R., Chapman, J. E., Jeglic, E. L., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2004, July). Early cognitive intervention for suicide attempters with substance use disorders. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Chapman, J. E., Sharp, I. R., Jeglic, E. L., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2004, July). Predictors of treatment completion and non-completion in cognitive therapy of suicide attempters. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Jeglic, E. L., Chapman, J. E., Sharp, I. R., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2004, July).  Family history of suicide and problem solving in suicide attempters.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Herbert, J. D., Sharp, I. R., & Gaudiano, B. A. (2001, August). False hopes and empty promises in the treatment of autism. In symposium titled Fringe psychotherapies-What lessons can we learn? (S. Lilienfeld, chair). American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Sharp, I. R., Herbert, J. D., Harwell, V. D., Rheingold, A. R., Gaudiano, B. A., Makin-Byrd, K. N. (2000, November). Avoidance as a predictor of depressive symptoms in primary social phobia. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

Sharp, I. R., Herbert, J. D., & Gaudiano, B. A. (2000, November). Pseudoscience in the treatment of autism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

Gaudiano, B. A., Herbert, J. D., & Sharp, I. R. (2000, November). Tapping our problems away? A critical analysis of Thought Field Therapy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

Herbert, J. D., Goldstein, S. G., Rheingold, A., Maffie, K., Darze, F., Greenberg, R. S., Sharp, I. R., Dalrymple, K., & Harwell, V. D. (1999) Brief treatment of social phobia. Poster Presentation. MCP Hahnemann School of Health Professions Annual Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Maffie, K., Herbert, J. D., Rheingold, A., Dalrymple, K., Goldstein, S., Greenberg, R., Darze, F., Harwell, V. D., & Sharp, I. R. (1999, November). Cognition and social skills in adult social phobia. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Toronto, Canada.