Christopher J. Cutter, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine) and in the Child Study Center; Component Director, MRU, APT Foundation; Clinic Director, Pain Treatment Services, APT Foundation

Biographical Info

Dr. Cutter is a clinician researcher whose focus is on evidence-based therapeutic interventions associated with substance abuse and chronic pain. He serves as a research supervisor and course instructor for the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, including the section of General Medicine (Primary Care), and Division of Substance Abuse. He precepts Yale School of Medicine psychiatry and psychology fellows on the application of cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches to chronic pain and opiate dependence. Dr. Cutter currently serves as the component director of the Medical Research Unit (MRU), and clinic director of the Pain Treatment Services at the APT Foundation.


Education & Training

B.A.
California State University, Long Beach (1998)
M.A.
University of Southern California (2002)
Ph.D.
Northeastern University (2007)
Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Intern
Harvard Medical School/ McLean Hospital, Psychology (2006 - 2007)
Clinical Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School/ McLean Hospital, Psychology (2007 - 2007)
Psychology Extern
McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Psychology Extern
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
Neuropsychology Extern
Northeastern University
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction Medicine
Yale School of Medicine, Internal Medicine (2008 - 2009)

Honors & Recognition

  • Beck Institute Scholar
    The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2013)

Professional Service

  • President, American Psychological Association, Division 12, Section 10 (1//1/09 - 1/1/10)
  • Board of Directors, Today College Tours (09/01/08)
  • Section 10 Representative, American Psychological Association, Division 12 (08/01/2012 - 12/31/2015)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Personality and Individual Differences
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Ad hoc reviewer, International Journal of Psychology

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