Carla Sharp

Summary

Affiliation: University of Houston
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc First evaluation of a population-based screen to detect emotional-behavior disorders in orphaned children in sub-saharan Africa
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 77204, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:1174-85. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Get them before they get you: trust, trustworthiness, and social cognition in boys with and without externalizing behavior problems
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 23:647-58. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Hypermentalizing in adolescent inpatients: treatment effects and association with borderline traits
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, TX 77204, USA
    J Pers Disord 27:3-18. 2013
  4. pmc The incremental validity of borderline personality disorder relative to major depressive disorder for suicidal ideation and deliberate self-harm in adolescents
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    J Pers Disord 26:927-38. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Borderline personality disorder in adolescents: evidence in support of the Childhood Interview for DSM-IV Borderline Personality Disorder in a sample of adolescent inpatients
    Carla Sharp
    University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 53:765-74. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Neuroeconomics: a bridge for translational research
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 72:87-92. 2012
  7. doi request reprint An item response theory analysis of the Problem Gambling Severity Index
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    Assessment 19:167-75. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Theory of mind and emotion regulation difficulties in adolescents with borderline traits
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 50:563-573.e1. 2011
  9. pmc Revisiting Lynam's notion of the "fledgling psychopath": are HIA-CP children truly psychopathic-like?
    Jared D Michonski
    Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, Texas, 77204, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 4:24. 2010
  10. pmc A qualitative study of the cultural appropriateness of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC-IV) in South Africa
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:743-51. 2011

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc First evaluation of a population-based screen to detect emotional-behavior disorders in orphaned children in sub-saharan Africa
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 77204, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:1174-85. 2014
    ..We provide clinical cut-offs, but caution their use before further research is conducted. There remains a critical need for further psychometric studies of the SDQ in the developing world. ..
  2. doi request reprint Get them before they get you: trust, trustworthiness, and social cognition in boys with and without externalizing behavior problems
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 23:647-58. 2011
    ..This study contributes to an emerging literature using economic exchange games to investigate real-time, real-life exchanges in relation to psychopathology. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Hypermentalizing in adolescent inpatients: treatment effects and association with borderline traits
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, TX 77204, USA
    J Pers Disord 27:3-18. 2013
    ..Clinical implications of the findings for the organization of treatment settings for adolescents are discussed...
  4. pmc The incremental validity of borderline personality disorder relative to major depressive disorder for suicidal ideation and deliberate self-harm in adolescents
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    J Pers Disord 26:927-38. 2012
    ..Our findings support the clinical impression that BPD should be evaluated in inpatient samples of adolescents either through intake interviews or more structured assessments...
  5. doi request reprint Borderline personality disorder in adolescents: evidence in support of the Childhood Interview for DSM-IV Borderline Personality Disorder in a sample of adolescent inpatients
    Carla Sharp
    University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 53:765-74. 2012
    ..In addition, other validity criteria were excellent. Taken together, the current study provides strong evidence for the validity of the CI-BPD for use in adolescents...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neuroeconomics: a bridge for translational research
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 72:87-92. 2012
    ..Therefore, neuroeconomics can provide promising candidate endophenotypes that might help clarify the basis of high heritability associated with psychiatric disorders and that might, in turn, inform treatment...
  7. doi request reprint An item response theory analysis of the Problem Gambling Severity Index
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    Assessment 19:167-75. 2012
    ..This study contributes to the growing literature supporting the PGSI as the screen of choice for assessing gambling problems in the general population...
  8. doi request reprint Theory of mind and emotion regulation difficulties in adolescents with borderline traits
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 50:563-573.e1. 2011
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  9. pmc Revisiting Lynam's notion of the "fledgling psychopath": are HIA-CP children truly psychopathic-like?
    Jared D Michonski
    Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, Texas, 77204, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 4:24. 2010
    ..This approach has garnered some empirical support. However, the extent to which Lynam's model captures children who resemble psychopathy with regard to the core affective and interpersonal features remains unclear...
  10. pmc A qualitative study of the cultural appropriateness of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC-IV) in South Africa
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:743-51. 2011
    ..Against this background, the aim of the current study was to investigate the sociocultural appropriateness of the DISC-IV for use with Sesotho families in South Africa...
  11. doi request reprint "Better the devil you know": a preliminary study of the differential modulating effects of reputation on reward processing for boys with and without externalizing behavior problems
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, TX 77204, USA
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 20:581-92. 2011
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  12. doi request reprint The development of a mentalization-based outcomes and research protocol for an adolescent inpatient unit
    Carla Sharp
    Menninger Clinic and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 73:311-38. 2009
    ..The authors conclude with a section on the challenges, pitfalls, and future directions of the project...
  13. ncbi request reprint Narcissism, self-esteem, and conduct problems: evidence from a British community sample of 7-11 year olds
    Carolyn Ha
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1 Baylor Plaza, BCM 350, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 17:406-13. 2008
    ..The findings suggest an important role for narcissism for conduct problems in children as young as seven years old...
  14. doi request reprint The role of experiential avoidance in the association between borderline features and emotion regulation in adolescents
    Andrew T Schramm
    Menninger Clinic, Houston, Texas, USA
    Personal Disord 4:138-44. 2013
    ..EA and emotion regulation are both important targets of treatments aimed at decreasing borderline personality features in adolescents...
  15. doi request reprint The relation between experiential avoidance, alexithymia and emotion regulation in inpatient adolescents
    Amanda Venta
    Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
    Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 18:398-410. 2013
    ..Limitations and strengths of the present study are also noted. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidity in hospitalized adolescents with borderline personality disorder
    Carolyn Ha
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston and The Menninger Clinic, Houston, Texas
    J Clin Psychiatry 75:e457-64. 2014
    ..Complex comorbidity (a hallmark feature of adult BPD and defined as having any mood or anxiety disorder plus a disorder of impulsivity) was also examined as a distinguishing feature of adolescent BPD...
  17. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the youth psychopathic traits inventory and psychopathology in a U.S. community sample of male youth
    Robert W Seals
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    J Pers Assess 94:232-43. 2012
    ..high) who scored differently on measures of externalizing behavior. This study supports the utility of the YPI as a research tool for assessing juvenile psychopathic traits...
  18. ncbi request reprint A preliminary study of the relation between trauma symptoms and emerging BPD in adolescent inpatients
    Amanda Venta
    The University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 76:130-46. 2012
    ..These findings are discussed within an attachment framework. The preliminary nature of this study is noted and used as the basis for encouraging future research in the area...
  19. doi request reprint The role of child and parental mentalizing for the development of conduct problems over time
    Carolyn Ha
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 20:291-300. 2011
    ..These findings extend previous reports by providing predictive validity for distorted mentalizing in the development of conduct problems...
  20. doi request reprint Borderline personality disorder in adolescence: the case for medium stay inpatient treatment
    Laurel Williams
    Menninger Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
    J Psychiatr Pract 19:162-72. 2013
    ..The diagnosis of personality disorders in adolescents has been a topic of debate in recent years...
  21. ncbi request reprint The rupture and repair of cooperation in borderline personality disorder
    Brooks King-Casas
    Computational Psychiatry Unit and Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Science 321:806-10. 2008
    ..This game-theoretic approach to psychopathology may open doors to new ways of characterizing and studying a range of mental illnesses...
  22. ncbi request reprint Behavioral activation and inhibition, negative affect, and gambling severity in a sample of young adult college students
    John Atkinson
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Gambl Stud 28:437-49. 2012
    ..Potential explanations for these findings and their implications for addressing problem gambling are discussed...
  23. doi request reprint The measurement of reflective function in adolescents with and without borderline traits
    Carolyn Ha
    Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA The Menninger Clinic, 12301 Main Street, Houston TX 77035, USA Electronic address
    J Adolesc 36:1215-23. 2013
    ..These findings provide preliminary support for the notion that reflective function can be validly and reliably assessed in adolescent populations. ..
  24. doi request reprint An investigation of differential item functioning across gender of BPD criteria
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston
    J Abnorm Psychol 123:231-6. 2014
    ..At the level of the test, men were expected to be rated slightly higher than women on the SCID-II at the same level of latent BPD liability. Implications of these results for research and clinical assessment are discussed...
  25. doi request reprint The relation between anxiety disorder and experiential avoidance in inpatient adolescents
    Amanda Venta
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Texas 77004, USA
    Psychol Assess 24:240-8. 2012
    ..5; sensitivity = .74, specificity = .76). Given the comorbidity of anxiety and depression in this sample, this cutoff is not indicative of pure anxiety disorder but may be helpful in predicting those with emotional disorders in general...
  26. doi request reprint New tricks for an old measure: the development of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-Brief (BIS-Brief)
    Lynne Steinberg
    Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5022, USA
    Psychol Assess 25:216-26. 2013
    ..Use of the BIS-Brief in clinical assessment settings and large epidemiological studies of psychiatric disorders will reduce the burden on respondents without loss of information...
  27. ncbi request reprint Emotional reactivity and the emergence of conduct problems and emotional symptoms in 7- to 11-year-olds: a 1-year follow-up study
    Carla Sharp
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, BCM 350, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 47:565-73. 2008
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  28. ncbi request reprint Borderline personality disorder: a comparison between children and adults
    Carla Sharp
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 71:85-114. 2007
    ..Specific areas for future research in juvenile BPD suggested by this review include studies of comorbidity, measure development, and the use of neurobiological measures such as functional neuroimaging...
  29. ncbi request reprint Major depression in mothers predicts reduced ventral striatum activation in adolescent female offspring with and without depression
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston
    J Abnorm Psychol 123:298-309. 2014
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  30. doi request reprint Integrating outcomes assessment and research into clinical care in inpatient adult psychiatric treatment
    Jon G Allen
    The Menninger Clinic and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 73:259-95. 2009
    ..The article concludes with a discussion of the ways in which the project can serve as a platform for a broad future research agenda...
  31. ncbi request reprint The Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ): a unidimensional item response theory and categorical data factor analysis of self-report ratings from a community sample of 7-through 11-year-old children
    Carla Sharp
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 34:379-91. 2006
    ..These results extend existing psychometric studies of the SMFQ and confirm its scaling properties as a potential dimensional measure of symptom severity of childhood depression in community samples...
  32. ncbi request reprint Children's subjective emotional reactivity to affective pictures: gender differences and their antisocial correlates in an unselected sample of 7-11-year-olds
    Carla Sharp
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, BCM 350, S 104, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:143-50. 2006
    ..We examined the subjective ratings of emotional reactivity in children for: i) the relationship between arousal and valence, ii) gender differences, and iii) its association with measures of antisocial behaviour...
  33. doi request reprint The cross-informant concordance and concurrent validity of the Borderline Personality Features Scale for Children in a community sample of boys
    Carla Sharp
    Psychology Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA
    Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 16:335-49. 2011
    ..The BPFSC and BPFSP show promise as dimensional measures to assess borderline features in boys. However, a criterion validity study is needed before the measure can be used...
  34. doi request reprint An 11-item measure to assess borderline traits in adolescents: refinement of the BPFSC using IRT
    Carla Sharp
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston
    Personal Disord 5:70-8. 2014
    ..Use of the BPFSC-11 in clinical settings will reduce the burden on respondents without loss of information...
  35. doi request reprint Assessing attachment in adolescence: a psychometric study of the Child Attachment Interview
    Amanda Venta
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston
    Psychol Assess 26:238-55. 2014
    ..Concurrent and convergent evidence to support the use of CAI attachment classifications and subscale scores in adolescents was provided...
  36. doi request reprint Attachment organization in suicide prevention research: preliminary findings and future directions in a sample of inpatient adolescents
    Amanda Venta
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    Crisis 35:60-6. 2014
    ..Because attachment has long been seen as the foundation of interpersonal functioning, we suggest that attachment insecurity warrants attention as a risk factor for SRTB...

Research Grants1

  1. Emotional-behavior disorders in South African children affected by AIDS
    Carla Sharp; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..As such, this study if funded, may lay the foundation for the design of a follow-up study where a school-based assessment and intervention of EBD in children affected by HIV/AIDS may be conducted. ..