Dr. Brian Fergus Barrett

Dr. Brian Barret is Head of the Department of Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, St. Lukas Klinik, specialized clinic for people with IDD, Stiftung Liebenau, Germany. He specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of challenging behavior and psychiatric disorders in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Many years of experience in the field treating several hundred patients with IDD a year Special focus on socio-emotional development (SEO) and its implications for adapting environments to the needs of people with IDD. He has an expertise in adapting psychotherapeutic approaches such as operant conditioning and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for persons with IDD. He is dedicated to further educate health care professionals in the field of IDD and politically engaged in improving conditions for social integration and participation of people with IDD.