Michael E. Berrett PhD, CEO, Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Michael E. Berrett is CEO, Executive Director and co-founder of Center for Change. He has spent more than three decades working with those suffering from eating disorders and co-authored or contributed to several books on the topic, including the APA book Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders, and Spiritual Renewal: A Journey of Faith and Healing. Dr. Berrett has also co-authored articles in peer review professional clinical journals. A nationally recognized presenter and clinical trainer, he 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 as Chief of Psychology. He was Clinical Director for Aspen Achievement Academy, a residential wilderness program for adolescents, and 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 also been adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University in graduate programs in educational and counseling psychology.
A certified school psychologist and school counselor, Dr. Berrett spent his early career 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.