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Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP, PMHCNS

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Administrative Director, Pediatric Mood Disorder Clinic, Pediatric Brain Research and Intervention Center, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, Illinois

Julie Carbray, PhD, APN, FPMHNP, PMHCNS holds her Doctor of Philosophy (1993) and Master of Science (1988) degrees from Rush University, Chicago and her Bachelors of Science (1987) 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 faculty in Nursing and Psychiatry, Dr. Carbray teaches course content in psychopharmacology, mood disorders, and development and therapeutic interventions with children and adolescents for students from various multidisciplinary programs within the UIC community. 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. As the Administrative Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorder Clinic, 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. 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 long standing commitment to UIC values and her inspiration of others in her work.

With a particular focus on helping families to manage their children with mood disorders, Dr. Carbray supervises the parent component of the RAINBOW group therapy program for children with Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Carbray currently is engaged in programs of research that are investigating the psychopharmacology of mood disorders, neurobiology of mood disorders, detecting depressive symptoms in minority youth, and family response to childhood mood disorders.
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, and chairs the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute, the APNA Child and Adolescent Council and serves on the Illinois APNA Board of Directors.