Ragan A. Lybbert spent most of his childhood growing up in Orem, Utah. Since graduating from high school, he has lived in South America, Central America, the Middle East, Alaska, Arizona and Hawaii. He studied psychology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and was a CPS caseworker for a period of 9 months. He then began his master’s program in Counseling Psychology at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. While in Hawaii, he met, dated and married his wife, Angel. During his master’s degree Ragan began providing therapy to undergraduate students seeking help with a variety of problems including eating disorders, trauma and grief, and suicidality. After completing his master’s degree Ragan and his wife moved to Provo, Utah where he began his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. During his Ph.D., Ragan has studied and researched a broad spectrum of research topics including attachment, Emotion Focused Therapy and its application amongst Spanish speaking populations, and suicidality. He continues to provide therapy to clients in his community. He most recently completed a training of a specific technique (Crisis Response Planning) for treating clients who are suicidal or are experiencing suicidality. He also had an academic article published on the theory of treating adolescents experiencing suicidality. When not doing homework or research for his major professor, Ragan loves spending time with his wife and newborn son, spending time with friends and family, singing, running, longboarding, playing in water and being outdoors.
Ragan Lybbert’s EternalCore 2019 Speaking Session:
Saturday Afternoon Panel: “Suicide Ideation” led by Jeanette Bennett