Dr. Rick Barnett

TDC Podcast 14 – Dr. Rick Barnett on Addiction Treatment and Why Psychologists Should Be Prescribers

Dr. Rick Barnett is a psychologist with a doctorate in psychology and a master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology. He owns a private mental health practice in Vermont called BPS Health, LLC and is also President-Elect of the American Psychology Association’s Division 55 (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy).

He is currently advocating in support of legislation in Vermont that would grant doctorate-level psychologists the ability to prescribe psychiatric medications. In this episode we discuss that proposal and the potential impact of letting psychologists prescribe medications. Additionally, we talk about psychiatric medicine prescribing in general and as it relates to addiction treatment.

Dr. Barnett is active on Twitter: @drrickbarnett

BPS Health, LLC: https://bpshealth.com/