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20: Dr. Michael Berrett: Eating Disorders, the True Self, and Recovery

Dr. Michael Berrett joins us today to talk about eating disorders, what he calls the true self, and how it relates to recovery. If you aren’t familiar with Dr. Berrett, you are in for a treat today, especially in his closing thoughts, which we urge you to listen to.Dr Berrett picture.April 2012
Dr. Berrett is CEO, Executive Director, and Co-founder of Center for Change. He has more than 30 years experience working with those suffering from eating disorders. He is co-author of several books and book chapters  including the APA book “Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders”, and “Spiritual Renewal: A Journey of Faith and Healing”. He has also co-authored articles in peer review professional clinical  journals. He is a nationally recognized presenter and clinical trainer, and has presented at many national conferences including NEDA, IAEDP, RENFREW, BEDA, IECA, NATSAP, BFI SUMMIT, and others.  Prior to the opening of Center for Change intensive programs in 1994, Dr. Berrett worked in private practice as a psychologist, and at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in adult and adolescent psychiatry. While at UVRMC, he was the program coordinator for a specialty eating disorder program, and he also served there as Chief of Psychology. He has been Clinical Director for Aspen Achievement Academy, a residential wilderness program for adolescents. He has served on the Joint Commission P-TAC Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. Dr. Berrett has been adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University in graduate programs in educational and counseling psychology. He is a certified School Psychologist and School Counselor, working early in his career with adolescents in public education. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology with a doctoral minor in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1986. He and his wife Karen are the parents of eight wonderful children. Dr. Berrett has dedicated his professional life to helping young people navigate the journey of life with wisdom and peace.

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