Todd Baird Ph.D.
Dr. Todd C. Baird has been employed at Weber State University since August of 2002 when he was hired as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology. In August of 2003 he transitioned to Weber State University's Counseling and Psychological Services Center where he provided clinical services to students, faculty, and staff members. While in the counseling center he continued to teach both introductory and advanced psychology courses as an adjunct faculty member. In December of 2005 he accepted a tenure track position in the Department of Psychology where he currently teaches courses on introductory psychology, child development, adolescent development, interpersonal relations, abnormal psychology, theories of personality, counseling theories, and research methods and design.
He received a Bachelors Degree in psychology from Utah State University in 1992. In 1993 he completed a Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling. He received a Doctorate Degree from Brigham Young University in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2002.
Dr. Baird has been providing counseling services to individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years. Prior to his employment at Weber State University he worked as a Care Manager for one of the nation's largest managed care companies, Magellan Behavioral Health. In addition, he served as Program Director of Klamath Youth Development Center's Child Day-Treatment Program and as a Team Director at Island View Residential Treatment Center in Syracuse, Utah.
He has presented on a wide variety of mental health topics to professional and lay audiences. He has been licensed in the state of Utah as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1996. He also maintains clinical membership in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He currently manages a private practice in the community and does some contract work for L.D.S. Family Services.
Dr. Baird's current research focuses on family communication patterns, teaching and learning, personality, and religiosity. For the past eight years he has served on Weber State University's Institutional Review Board (IRB). As a researcher and member of this committee he is dedicated to helping design and implement research projects that comply with Federal, State and University Guidelines. He also serves on Ogden Regional Medical Center's Institutional Review Board.