Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Steven J. Barreto, PhD earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. He earned a master's in Sociology and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed pre- and postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Michigan and a postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, specializing in school-based intervention programs, ADHD assessment and family-centered residential treatment for children with serious emotional disturbance. Dr. Barreto worked for over 20 years at Bradley Children's Psychiatric Hospital as a the psychology coordinator on the Children's Inpatient Program and clinical director of the Exeter House Residential Program, in addition to working on the Pediatric Partial Hospital Program and the Child Partial Program.  

Dr. Barreto is currently a Senior Psychologist at the Family Therapy Program in Rhode Island Hospital Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, where he works with families, couples, and adults facing parenting and relationship challenges and the intersection between these challenges and chronic illness (for the adult or child), children’s emotional disturbance or psychiatric illness, adult psychiatric illness, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Brown Affiliations