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Parents with Personality Pathology

Edited by:
Kiana Cano, PhD, Sam Houston State University, United States of America
Professor Carla Sharp, PhD, University of Houston, United States of America

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 3 January 2025

Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation is calling for submissions to our Collection on Parents with Personality Pathology.

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Meet the Guest Editors

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Kiana Cano, PhD, Sam Houston State University, United States of America

Dr. Kiana Cano earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston. She will be an Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas beginning August 2024. Her research interests are in the areas of personality pathology etiology and prevention, and assessment. Specifically, she studies the phenomenology of personality disorder in adolescents and young adults, as well as the mechanisms underlying symptom development. Dr. Cano is also interested in intergenerational risk for psychopathology and aims to promote resilience in families by conducting translational research on parenting and parental mental health.

Professor Carla Sharp, PhD, University of Houston, United States of America

Carla Sharp, PhD is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. She also directs the Adolescent Diagnosis Assessment Prevention and Treatment Center and the Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Houston. Her work has significantly advanced the scientific understanding of the phenomenology, causes, correlates, and treatment of personality pathology across the lifespan. She is the recipient of the 2016 Mid-career award, North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders and the 2018 Award for Achievement in the Field of Severe Personality Disorders from the Personality Disorders Institute in New York. She is past president of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, the current Associate Editor for APA journal Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment, editor of Personality and Mental Health, and a workgroup member for updating the American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines for Borderline Personality Disorder. She has published over 350 peer-reviewed publications in addition to numerous chapters and books.

About the Collection

Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation is calling for submissions to our Collection on Parents with Personality Pathology.

Individuals with personality pathology can experience a variety of severe, chronic, and distressing symptoms. As a result, they often demonstrate significant psychosocial impairment and difficulties with daily life functioning. If an individual with a personality disorder is also a parent their symptoms may interfere with parenting and consequently may have an impact on their children. Studying the impact of personality disorder on caregiving, parenting, and the quality of relationships between caregivers and children has increased substantially in recent years, yet it remains an understudied area.

This collection is concerned with the experience of parents with personality pathology, broadly defined, and their children. We encourage the inclusion of samples of male caregivers, and studies utilizing longitudinal, qualitative, and mixed methodology. Specifically, we welcome submission of articles focusing on the following topics:
i. The parenting behaviors and experiences of individuals with personality pathology
ii. Mechanisms of intergenerational risk and resilience
iii. The development, implementation, or evaluation of parenting interventions and supports for this population.

There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research articles and Reviews. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. 

Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. Please, select the appropriate Collection title “Parents with Personality Pathology" under the “Details” tab during the submission stage.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.