Matthew Steinfeld PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Director of Clinical Training, Substance Abuse Treatment Unit, CMHC

Biographical Info

Dr. Matthew Steinfeld received his doctorate in clinical psychology from The New School for Social Research, and completed pre and postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He has been a Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association and a Psychoanalytic Fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Steinfeld’s scholarly, clinical, and research interests center on: clinical theory and technique in psychodynamic psychotherapy, the psychological and sociological correlates of substance use disorders, and the acoustic dimensions of psychotherapy. A classically trained musician, he has also conducted research on the psychodynamics of music making. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and a supervising psychologist at the Connecticut Mental Health Center’s Substance Abuse Treatment Unit.

Education & Training

Eugene Lang College, New School University (2003)
New School for Social Research (2007)
Ph.D. Clin
New School for Social Research (2011)
Predoctoral Fellow
Yale School of Medicine, Psychiatry (2010 - 2011)
Postdoctoral Associate
Yale School of Medicine, Psychiatry (2011 - 2012)
Psychoanalytic Candidate
New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis

Honors & Recognition

  • Early Career Professional Scholar
    American Psychological Association Division (39) of Psychoanalysis (2014)
  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions as a Teacher
    Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Psychology in Psychiatry (2014)
  • Teaching Scholar
    Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Teachers’ Academy, American Psychoanalytic Association (2013)
  • APsaA Fellow
    American Psychoanalytic Association (2012)
  • Psychoanalytic Fellow
    Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (2011)

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