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bleibergEfrain Bleiberg, MD, is a nationally recognized child and adolescent psychiatrist with deep clinical expertise in personality and conduct disorders, trauma and consequences of maltreatment.
He is a professor of psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of psychiatry at Texas Children’s Hospital. He is also a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute.
Dr. Bleiberg earned his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico and completed residencies in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry at The Menninger Clinic.
fonagyPeter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, is one of the world’s foremost investigators of child development and attachment research. He is a longtime Menninger consultant who works on research projects at Menninger’s Adolescent Treatment Program.
Dr. Fonagy is the Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London. He is chief executive at the Anna Freud Centre, London, and is an adjunct professor at Yale University Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine.
He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and books and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Psychological Issues and Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic.
mahoneyJane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, is the director of Nursing Practice & Research at Menninger, where she also manages the Betty Ann Stedman Psychiatric Nurse Residency program. Dr. Mahoney is also an assistant professor at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing.
Her research has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Professional Nursing and Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, and she is a frequent blogger at
She received her doctorate and her master’s degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing and her undergraduate degree from Florida State University, School of Nursing, in Tallahassee.
Dr. Mahoney is the principal investigator for Menninger’s nursing research.
Carla Sharp, PhDCarla Sharp, PhD, is an associate professor in the University of Houston’s Department of Psychology as well as the director of its Developmental Psychopathology Lab.
Dr. Sharp is an expert in developmental psychopathology. Her research aims to refine and further develop the practice of assessment and diagnosis of childhood psychopathology to speed the early identification and treatment of mental illness in children and adolescents.
Dr. Sharp received her undergraduate degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and her doctorate from the University of Cambridge.