This episode is with Dr. Rick Barnett. He's a clinical, mental/behavioral health and addiction specialist and founder of the addiction rehabilitation facility, Carter Inc., in Vermont. In this episode, we cover his path from patient to practitioner, the meanings of addiction, the 12 step program, the opioid epidemic, and the role psychedelics play in the healthcare field.
More about Dr. Rick Barnett:
Dr. Rick Barnett, Psy.D., LADC, founded the non-profit organization CARTER, Inc. in 2015 to expand addiction-related resources in Vermont and beyond. Dr. Barnett is Legislative Chair and Past-President of the Vermont Psychological Association and is a clinical psychologist and addiction specialist in private practice in Stowe, VT. Dr. Barnett has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in nursing homes, hospitals, and outpatient programs and has trained hundreds of health professionals through workshops on addiction and mental health issues over the past 20 years. He is in the long-term recovery of alcohol and substance abuse and is an active advocate for addiction treatment and recovery resources.
Dr. Barnett holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, a Doctorate and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology. He is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and holds a certificate in Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB-S) and Gambling Disorder. Dr. Barnett’s service goes beyond the clinical world into his community and public policy as he has served on and continues to serve on many communities and government boards and committees.
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Or on his website: cartervermont.org