Dr. Carbray holds her PhD (93) and Master of Science (88) degrees from Rush University, Chicago and her Bachelors of Science (87) degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. A Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she has been on faculty at UIC since 1993. As faculty, 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. 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.
With a particular focus on helping families to manage their children with mood disorders, Dr. Carbray’s scholarly work has included programs of research that aims to better understand the psychopharmacology of mood disorders, neurobiology of mood disorders in youth, and improving family outcomes for childhood mood disorders.
Dr. Carbray is an internationally recognized speaker and clinical expert on therapeutic work with children and adolescents with mood disorders. In particular, Dr. Carbray has expertise with psychopharmacologic interventions and developmentally based work with children and adolescents and their families. Dr. Carbray has co-authored scientific papers in this area of expertise, and has also been a liasion with the Chicago Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team which trains officers about interacting with children with mental illness. In addition,
Dr. Carbray is a leader in the field of advanced practice psychiatric nursing, and chairs the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute and serves on the National Child and Adolescent Practice Council and Illinois APNA Board of Directors.