Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Brett is Teaching Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and has served as a trading coach to financial firms, including hedge funds, investment banks, proprietary trading firms, and asset managers.  He graduated from Duke University in 1976 and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1982.

After years of student counseling experience at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, Brett found that the evidence-based brief therapy methods used for helping high performing students significantly benefited traders in financial markets.  This led to the first of his four books in trading psychology, the TraderFeed blog, and a full-time career working at such settings as Kingstree Trading in Chicago and Tudor Investment Corp. in Greenwich, CT.  He has also written a free blog book on the spirituality of trading:  Radical Renewal.  

Brett has also co-edited three editions of a textbook on research-supported approaches to brief therapy and written over 50 peer reviewed academic papers and book chapters in the field. For the past three years, he has also written columns on performance psychology for Forbes online.

Brett's most recent project is a book that investigates the structure of psychological and spiritual development.  He lives in Cinnaminson, NJ with Margie, wife and soulmate for 40 years, and four loving rescue cats.  They enjoy travel, especially to spend noisy and fun time with their five children and six grandchildren.