About the Author

Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Cortney S. Warren is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist. After earning her bachelor’s degree at Macalester College in 2000, Cortney received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2006 after completing her clinical internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Raised traveling the world as the child of two professors, Cortney has a unique perspective on human nature. She is an expert on eating disorders, addictions, self-deception, and the practice of psychotherapy from a cross-cultural perspective. With over 45 peer reviewed journal articles, 7 book chapters, and one book, Cortney’s work appears in some the field’s top journals, including the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Appetite, and Obesity. Cortney has won some of the most prestigious awards in her field, including the 2015 Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program; the 2011 Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology; and the 2010 Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology.

Although Cortney received tenure from UNLV in the Department of Psychology in 2012, she formally retired from academia in 2014 to pursue a career that would allow her more time with her family and more interaction with the general public. In her book,  Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception, and a TEDx talk, Cortney described her decision to retire from academia and her view that self-deception is our biggest obstacle to life fulfillment. Cortney currently works as a research consultant, keynote speaker, and expert commentator for various media outlets. Her website is www.ChooseHonesty.com