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Ted R. Barratt, PhD

Clinical Director

Ted R. Barratt has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Applied Clinical Forensic Psychology.  He completed internship and postdoctoral training at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) and University of Utah Hospital. He has broad clinical and research interests, but is particularly interesting in psychological evaluations and working with individuals with severe suicidal ideation and difficulties regulating emotions. Dr. Barratt is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and completed Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training with Anthony Mannarino (one of the developers of TF-CBT).  He has many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health disorders in a variety of settings, including psychiatric and medical hospitals, outpatient treatment programs, schools, and juvenile and criminal justice facilities. Dr. Barratt conducted psychological evaluations at Youth Care for many years prior to joining the clinical team in 2015. Furthermore, he has specialty training and experience in areas such as the assessment and treatment of sexual disorders, personality testing, projective assessment, psychosexual evaluation and forensic assessment. He is excited to be a part of the Youth Care team.

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Marks of Quality Care
  • AdvancED
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

I'm very thankful for the staff at Youth Care. Our son's therapist and his other counselors were fantastic. Everyone we dealt with was caring and very professional. They challenged our son just enough and knew when and how to encourage him and to push him just the right amount. If it wasn't for Youth Care, the chances are great that our son would have overdosed or be in jail by now.

– Melissa H.