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Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, APN

Psych Congress Steering Committee Member; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing University of Illinois at Chicago

Julie Carbray holds her PhD and Master of Science degrees from Rush University, Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. A Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), she has been on faculty at UIC since 1993. As the Administrative Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorder Program, Dr. Carbray manages the clinical programs and multidisciplinary training for the clinic and is a clinical expert in the area of children and adolescents with mood disorders within the UIC Depression and Resilience Center. As a clinician, Dr. Carbray has a national reputation of excellence in serving families of children with mood disorders, and was recognized by the UIC community in 2008 by receiving the Karen Gousman Excellence in Nursing Award and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s (APNA) Best Practices in Outpatient Mental Health Nursing Award. In 2012, Dr. Carbray was awarded the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Inspire Award for her longstanding commitment to UIC values and her inspiration of others in her work.

With a particular focus on helping families to help their children with mood disorders, Dr. Carbray is engaged in programs of research that are investigating the psychopharmacology of mood disorders, neurobiology of mood disorders and neurobiologically informed treatments, and family response to childhood mood disorders. Dr. Carbray has also been a liaison with the Chicago Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team, which trains officers about interacting with children with mental illness. Dr. Carbray is an internationally recognized speaker and clinical expert on therapeutic work with children and adolescents with mood disorders and has co-authored scientific papers and chapters in this area of expertise. Dr. Carbray is a leader in the field of advanced practice psychiatric nursing, chairs the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute and the APNA Child and Adolescent Council, and serves on the Illinois APNA Board of Directors.