Dr. Warren has considerable research, teaching, public speaking and consultation experience. As an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Warren regularly taught courses in Psychotherapy and Cultural Competency at the graduate and undergraduate level. Her ratings were consistently among the highest at UNLV (see Rate My Professor for some student evaluations).
Drawing from clinical, social, and cross-cultural psychology, the majority of Dr. Warren’s research explores the influence of socio-cultural factors on the development, maintenance, and perpetuation of eating disorder symptomatology. She explores socio-cultural factors in four overarching areas. First, her research investigates the ability of multicultural factors (e. g., ethnicity, ethnic identity, racial identity, and acculturation) to protect against eating pathology. Second, using experimental methodology, Dr. Warren examines the effects of exposure to thin-ideal media on eating behavior and body image. A third research area focuses on psychometric evaluation of body image measures for ethnically, racially and linguistically diverse groups. Finally, an emerging area of research investigates overlap and treatment of comorbid eating pathology and substance abuse.
Dr. Warren is also an active member and leader in many professional organizations. In addition to being a member of American Psychological Association since 1999, Cortney is the past President of the Obesity and Eating Disorder Special Interest Group (OED-SIG) for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT; www.abct.org); a member of the Initial Review Committee for the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program (www.apa.org); a Board member for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (http://vmsn.org); a scientific advisor to a mental health care organization called No Kidding, Me Too! (nkm2.org); and a reviewer for more than 10 professional, peer-reviewed journals (including the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Body Image, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Journal of Latina/o Psychology,and Psychology of Men and Masculinity).
To date, Dr. Warren has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals; authored eight book chapters/encyclopedia entries; published one book; delivered over 70 presentations at professional conferences; supervised over 30 students in research; submitted nine grant applications; taught 25 courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; and served on as a member of over 20 professional organizations.
Dr. Warren’s work has been recognized by the professional psychology community. Dr. Warren received the 2015 Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program; the 2011 Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology; the 2010 Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology; the 2010 Award for Excellence in Addiction Research and Education from the Foundation for Recovery (Las Vegas, NV); and, the 2009 College of Liberal Arts Diversity Faculty Award at UNLV.
Dr. Warren is available for public speaking and consultation requests. For more information on costs and availability, please feel free to contact her at CortneyWarren@ChooseHonesty.com.
Academic references available upon request:
Antonio Cepeda-Benito, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Dean, College of Liberal Arts
The University of Vermont
David H. Gleaves, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology (Clinical)
University of South Australia
Magill Campus, GPO Box 2471
Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
Phil Levendusky, Ph.D.
McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 0-2478
Linda Castillo, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Psychology
College Station, TX 77843