- Clinical Associate Professor; Parent Educator
Nancy J. Warren, Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, where she provides clinical service and didactic and clinical teaching of residents in the PGY3 and PGY4 years. She is part of the Project Rex staff, where she leads parent groups and parent education for families who have a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
She came to Charleston in July 2011 from Houston, Texas, where she was in private practice for 15 years. Before entering private practice, Dr. Warren was on the Psychiatry faculty of Baylor College of Medicine from 1989-1995, where she developed the Family Transition Program for families dealing with the crisis of a loved one’s severe mental illness.
She was active with NAMI Texas, becoming a certified Family to Family education trainer, and collaborating with the local NAMI groups in advocacy and training work. While at Baylor, she also directed group psychotherapy for the Psychiatry inpatient service, co-leading interpersonal and coping groups for patients with acute illness.
Between 1995 and 2000, she developed a family education program at Texas Children’s Hospital Learning Support Center, writing group curriculum and conducting groups for families of special needs children. As a component of services at the Learning Support Center, she developed a family crisis team program to serve the needs of families in acute crisis.
From 1978-1989, Dr. Warren was on the faculty at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in the Department on Psychiatry, in the adult outpatient division. She was a founding member of the Family Crisis Team at UNC-CH, providing brief family therapy for families who presented to the Psychiatry walk-in clinical in crisis or who were referred from the C/L service.
She and fellow team members also taught workshops and trainings throughout North Carolina in the AHEC division, and at national conferences. She was the Principal Investigator of NIMH grant #RO1- MH 34398 “Prevention intervention programs for children of divorce,” which was designed to address the needs of families after marital separation and divorce.
Dr Warren trained as a Psychoanalyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, graduating in 2006.
Clinical and/or Research expertise: Family therapy, couples therapy, families coping post-divorce, family coping with serious mental illness and serious illness, Residency education, Psychodynamic psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.