Brett Rayford is a licensed Psychologist with 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the fields of mental health services and juvenile justice services.
For the past eleven years, Brett has held a leadership role at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, from Bureau Chief of Adolescent and Transitional Services to Acting Superintendent of the Connecticut Juvenile Training School. Currently, he serves as the Director of Adolescent and Juvenile Justice Services where he oversees development and management of the unit and is responsible for the development of the foster care and juvenile justice post-secondary educational system.
Prior to this, Brett served as the Director of Health at the Connecticut Department of Correction where he was responsible for policy and program development as well as training enhancement and collaboration with state and private agencies.
Earlier in his career, Brett held positions at Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Psychiatric Institute, and the Connecticut Mental Health Center.
Brett has published articles in several academic journals and serves as a member of the American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, and International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders. Brett has also served as a board member of the Clifford Beers Clinic and as a community member of the Yale Medical School Human Investigative Review Board.
Brett’s credentials include a BA in Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling and Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University, and an M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from the University of Hartford. He has served multiple fellowships at Yale University Medical School and is a licensed Psychologist in the State of Connecticut.