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Mary G. Warren, PhD, IMH-E(IV-P) - Fielding Graduate University. Tempe, AZ, US

Mary G. Warren, PhD, IMH-E(IV-P) Mary G. Warren, PhD, IMH-E(IV-P)

Doctoral Faculty - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology | Fielding Graduate University


Learn to use your powerful voice to advocate for services/funding/policies for infants/toddlers and families!





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Mary G Warren, PhD, IMH-E(IV-P) is a member of the adjunct faculty in the School of Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University.

Her academic interests include:

• Empowering Fielding students to engage in effective advocacy for young children and their families. Advocacy could be for services, funding, collaborations, policies, etc.

• Encouraging Fielding students to join and support their state/province/region Association for Infant Mental Health. Where such Association does not yet exist, establish one. Learn more about Infant Mental Health Endorsement: what it is, how it benefits you and the families and communities you engage with.

• Exploring how culture, in all its many forms, influences child rearing.

• Encouraging Fielding students to share their knowledge and expertise across multiple formats and venues. Provide subject matter training and/or technical assistance both online and face to face.

Industry Expertise (4)



Mental Health Care

Professional Training and Coaching

Areas of Expertise (4)

Advocacy for Young Children and Their Families

Infant Mental Health

Infant Mental Health Endorsement

Culture and Child Rearing

Education (5)

Harris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute: Certificate, Child and Family Studies 2006

Arizona State University: PhD, Sociology 1997

Arizona State University: MC, Counseling Psychology 1976

Arizona State University: MA, Secondary Education 1972

University of Arizona: BA, Anthropology, Spanish, Secondary Education 1969

Affiliations (4)

  • Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona : Project Director Infant Mental Health Endorsement
  • Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Maricopa County Best for Babies : Community Court Team Coordinator
  • Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health : Founding Partner
  • Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Consortium: Co-facilitator

Event Appearances (4)

Integrating NEAR@Home in Home Visits,

(September, 2015) MIECHV Home Visitors Conference  Glendale, AZ

Infant Mental Health Endorsement

(September, 2015) MIECHV Home Visitors Conference  Glendale, AZ

ACEs: Community Impact

(February, 2015) North Eastern Arizona Professional Development Day  Taylor, AZ

ACEs: Strategies for Classrooms

(August, 2014) Gila River Indian Community Tribal Education Conference  Sacaton, AZ

Articles (3)

Saudi Early Learning Standards / Children Birth to 3 Years Old BOOK: Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia / National Association for the Education of Young Children

Milner, B. and Warren, M.

(2018) The first three years of life are without doubt the most critical period for establishing a strong foundation for success in school and life. Brain connections formed during this time, and the dramatic speed at which they form, provide an unmatched opportunity to set a lifelong foundation for learning.

The Impact of Managed Care on Physician Health Care Management Review

Warren, M.

(1999) This article investigates physicians' perceptions of how managed care has affected them, using data from a 1995 survey of Arizona physicians. Respondents report that participation in managed care has had significant and largely unpleasant effects on numerous aspects of medical practice: physician-patient relationships, clinical decision making, work conditions and settings, and overall satisfaction.

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Physician satisfaction in a changing health care environment: the impact of challenges to professional autonomy, authority, and dominance Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Warren, M.

(1998) For some time, sociologists have debated whether physicians still retain dominance in the health care world, public faith in their moral and scientific authority, and the autonomy to set work conditions and make clinical decisions. Using ideas derived from this debate, we analyze the impact of changes in the health care environment on physician satisfaction. Our data come from a mailed survey of 510 Arizona physicians. Our results show that background physician attributes did not predict satisfaction, nor did most organizational attributes. However, participation in IPAs (Individual Practice Associations) predicted higher satisfaction, while payment according to a third party payer s fee-for-service schedule predicted lower satisfaction. In addition, physicians were more likely to be satisfied if they wrote the orders that non-physicians had to follow, were paid what they wanted, did not need to subordinate their clinical judgment to that of non-physicians, and believed that their patients had confidence in physicians. Our conclusions discuss both theoretical and policy implications of our findings.

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