Charles Andrew Opsahl PhD MBA

Asst Clin Prof Psychiatry, Clin Psychologist Univ Health Srvcs

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Charles Opsahl received his PhD in Psychology from Yale University in 1976. His research interests focused on the Hypothalamic and Autonomic Nervous System control of feeding, body weight regulation, and lipid stores. His postdoctoral research years (1977-1980) were spent in the Yale Psychiatry Biological Sciences Training Program, working in the area of Midbrain-Tegmental control of Attack behavior in felines. He performed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Mental Hygiene at the Yale University Health Services and then became the Associate Director of the Neuropsychological Evaluation Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital (1981-1987). After three years of full time private practice he joined the staff of the Division of Mental Hygiene (now Mental Health and Counseling) at Yale, and continues to serve there as Chief Psychologist. His clinical and research interests currently focus on individual psychotherapy with adolescent patients. His teaching and supervisory duties include the use of CBT methods in clinical work.


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1976

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