Dr. Berrett is a Psychologist, CEO, and Co-founder of Center for Change, which since 1996, has specialized in intensive treatment programs for eating disorders and co-existing mental, emotional, and addictive illness. He has been doing clinical work for the past 35 years. He has been on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.
He is the co-author of several books and book chapters including “Spiritual Renewal: A Journey of Faith and Healing,” and the APA bestseller “Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders.” He has also co-authored many peer review professional journal articles in journals such as Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, trainer and speaker, and has presented nationally at many professional conferences including IAEDP, NATSAP, IECA, EDCT, Renfrew, BEDA, BFI Summit, APTED, and SCAN, and others on various topics including: intuitive living, spiritual pathways to recovery, treating eating disordered adolescents, spirituality in clinical treatment, avoidance and the maintenance of poor self esteem, the art of giving and receiving support, making therapies experiential, helping clients nd reasons to recover, creating intimacy in relationships, self-care as a clinician, concurrent treatment of eating disorders and SUDS, keys to treatment and recovery from eating disorders, staying mentally healthy in a complex world, and the art of individualizing care.
Prior to opening the Center for Change intensive programs in 1996. Dr. Berrett worked as a psychologist in private practice, and at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in adult and adolescent acute inpatient psychiatry. While at UVRMC he also served as Chief of Psychology. He has been the Clinical Director of Aspen Achievement Academy, a wilderness treat- ment program for troubled adolescents, and has been adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University
in several graduate programs in education and psychology. He has been a guest on public radio, in newspaper and magazine interviews, and has been a professional guest on the Dr. Phil TV show mul- tiple times. Early in his career he worked with adolescents in public education as a school psychologist and school counselor.
Dr. Berrett received his PhD degree in Counseling Psychology with a doctoral minor in Marriage and Family Therapy from BYU in 1976. He and his wife Karen have been blessed with eight wonderful children and fteen grandchildren. Dr. Berrett has dedicated his professional life to helping young people navigate life’s journey with wisdom and self respect.
Dr. Berrett’s presentation is titled “Self- Care: The Art of Taking Good Care of Yourself While Giving of Yourself in the Service of Suffering Souls.” This presentation outlines 17 core principles for good self-care as a clinician. As we work with those suffering from physical, mental, emotional, and addictive illnesses, we must do those things which we teach and ask our patients to do, and more.
In addressing these core principles, the focus in on self-application with didactic content, imagery, rejection, and experiential exercises