William Warzak, PhD

Bill WarzakWilliam Warzak, PhD
Psychology Department
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: (402) 559-6408
E-mail: wwarzak@unmc.edu

Professional Summary:

William J. Warzak, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a licensed psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation/Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his Masters degree (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University and completed his Doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Behavior Therapy, from Georgia State University, an APA approved training program. He completed an APA approved Clinical Psychology internship through the Brown University Program in Medicine and completed a post-doctoral Fellowship at JFK Institute (now, Kennedy-Krieger Institute), Johns Hopkins University. His research and clinical interests include behavioral parent training, concussion and traumatic brain injury, elimination disorders, and the management of everyday childhood behavior problems. He has published over 50 scientific papers and chapters on interventions with children with behavioral health concerns and served as reviewer for over a dozen peer reviewed journals.


PhD, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 1983
MS, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1977
BA, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1973

Courses Taught:

  • Small n Research Design. University of Nebraska, Omaha (2009, 2010)
  • Behavioral Parent Training. University of Nebraska Medical Center (2010)

Research Interests and Projects:

  • Breaking Barriers: Health Science Education in Native American Communities
  • Working with Students with Brain Injury: Promoting Awareness and Intervention
  • Working with Students with Traumatic Brain Injury: Behavioral and Neuropsychological Approaches
  • Teaching Refusal Skills to Adolescents at Risk for Unwanted Sexual Activity
  • Psychosocial Implications of Treatment vs. Non-treatment of Primary nocturnal Enuresis

Selected Publications: (within the last 5 years)

  • Warzak, W.J. & Friman, P.C. (2010). Moisture Alarm Therapy for Primary Nocturnal Enuresis. In M. Perlis, M. Aloia, B. R. Kuhn & D. Posner (Eds.), Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders: A Comprehensive Primer of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions: Elsevier / Academic Press.
  • Dogan, R.K., Warzak, W.J., and Godfrey, M. (2010). Teaching American Indian children about mental illness: Developing a culturally sensitive curriculum about the science of mental illness. Communique’, August, 2010, 64 – 68.
  • Warzak, W.J. & Floress, M.T. (2009). Time-Out training without put-backs, spanks, or restraint: A brief report of deferred time-out. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 31, 134-143.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Society
  • Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy
  • Association for Applied Behavior Analysis
  • International Children’s Continence Society
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • Nebraska Psychological Association


  • NIH Fellow (Maternal and Child Health Services): Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1983-1984)