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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Part Time Faculty

Dr. Nancy WarrenNancy J. Warren, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Education and Training Program

843-792-0195 phone


Biographical Sketch
Nancy J Warren, PhD is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry where her focus is on didactic and clinical teaching of residents in the PGY3and PGY4 years. She will be developing group and family therapy programs in the adult outpatient clinic, as well as providing psychodynamic psychotherapy teaching for Psychiatry residents.

She came to Charleston in July,  2011 from Houston, Texas where she was in private practice for 15 years. During that time, she became trained as a Psychoanalyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, graduating in 2006.  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 who were dealing with the crisis of severe mental illness of a loved one.  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 where she wrote group curriculum and conducted 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 those families who were in more acute crisis with their youngster.

From 1978-1989, Dr. Warren was on the faculty at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in the Department on Psychiatry, where she was 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. 

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

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