Educational and Training Programs

Addiction Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program

  • The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program at Yale offers a rich combination of experiences designed to provide psychiatrists with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in late life, to develop skills as educators, and to stimulate interest in research.
  • VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale-New Haven Hospital are the primary teaching sites for this ACGME approved 12-month fellowship, with the opportunity to pursue an additional year of research training within the field of Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • The program provides supervised clinical training in a broad array of settings including: outpatient specialty clinics, inpatient units, nursing-home settings, inpatient and outpatient consultation sites, home based services, community based offices and clinics, and both inpatient and outpatient based research programs.

Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

Special Fellowship in Advanced Psychiatry and Psychology (MIRECC)

The New England MIRECC, VA Connecticut Division in coordination with Division of Substance Abuse (DSA), Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine has obtained support for a Dual Diagnosis Clinical Research Training Program to support 1 physician postdoctoral fellow and 1 Ph.D. psychologist postdoctoral per year. The main purpose of the fellowship program is to provide post-doctoral trainees the opportunity to devote virtually full-time effort during the initial phase of their careers to developing the skills and experience needed to become independent drug abuse clinical researchers and clinician scientists.

VA Special Fellowships

The VA Office of Academic Affiliations is offering 1-2 fellowship positions of 1-3 years in duration with a focus on Schizophrenia Research and Psychopharmacology.  The fellowship is designed to provide trainees with advanced psychopharmacological training especially in the treatment and research of psychotic and mood disorders.

PTSD Fellowship

Advanced Fellowships in PTSD Research and Treatment: West Haven VA and Yale Medical School The Clinical Neuroscience division of the National Center for PTSD at VA CT Health Care System and Yale University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry offer two-year term fellowships designed to advance PTSD research and clinical training among physicians and psychologists who would like to embark on an academic career. Two incoming Fellows (one physician and one psychologist) are funded each year. Fellows will work closely with research mentors from the NCPTSD and Yale University and will conduct their clinical duties at the PTSD Clinic at the West Haven VA. Fellows will carry an appointment at Yale University (MDs as advanced fellows PGY-5/6 and Psychologists as Postdoctoral Associates) and will have full access to all Yale University resources to advance their research and career.

The primary objective of the training program at the West Haven site is to prepare individuals for academically-oriented careers in the following areas: clinical neuroscience research, PTSD treatment, and PTSD mental health services research. Other area of research will be considered based on the availability of appropriate mentors. Fellows will devote 75% of their time to research and education activities and 25% to clinical care. Incoming Fellows will be assigned to work with research mentors who best match their research interests. Research mentors are available from a wide range of departments at Yale University such as psychiatry, neurobiology, the neuroscience program at Yale and the department of psychology. In special cases a secondary mentor may be designated outside Yale University to advance the fellows’ research career and interest. Fellows will work with mentors on ongoing and/or independent research projects, publish and present findings, and prepare applications to funding agencies for research support. Advance clinical training and supervision in Evidence Based Treatment for PTSD is also provided. Fellows will benefit from a rich educational and clinical environment at the Clinical Neuroscience Division of the NCPTSD, Yale University, and the PTSD clinic at the West Haven VA Medical Center.

Postdoctoral and Advanced Residency Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Advanced Residency and Postdoctoral Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation The VA Connecticut Health Care System offers the Interprofessional Residency Training Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation, a one year post-graduate residency with emphases in psychosocial rehabilitation and community mental health based at the Errera Community Care Center.

Advanced Residency Program in Clinical Neuropsychology

VA Connecticut - West Haven Campus has a two-year post-doctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology. The program adheres to a scientist- practitioner model of training and is designed to promote development of clinical, scientific, and teaching competencies that are consistent with future board certification as a clinical neuropsychologist.

Psychology Internships/Fellowships

  • Predoctoral Internship

    The predoctoral internship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System - West Haven is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2013. There are training tracks in General Mental Health, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Clinical Health Psychology.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Health Psychology

    The Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) - West Haven is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. As of May 2007, our program was rated as 1 of the 5 currently APA-accredited postdoctoral training programs with a recognized Substantive Specialty Practice Area in Clinical Health Psychology in the country. Our next accreditation site visit will be in 2012.