Samuel A. Ball, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development; Director of Research (APT Foundation BIRCWH Scholars Program); Scientific Director (Psychotherapy Development Research Center)

Departments & Organizations


Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Addictions, Division of | Division of Substance Abuse | Psychology Section | Psychotherapy Development Center | Substance Abuse Research | Women's Behavioral Health Research, Division of


I was born, raised, and continue to live in southern Connecticut. I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology and English from Colgate University in 1984 and then went to graduate school for Clinical Psychology at the University of Delaware where I received my master's in 1988 and doctorate in 1990. After completing my internship at Yale Medical School, I joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry as a Clinical Instructor and am now a Professor. In addition to my research, teaching, and faculty development responsibilities at Yale, I have held various clinical administrative leadership positions in The APT Foundation, one of the largest providers of substance abuse treatment in the state.

Education & Training

PhD University of Delaware (1990)
MA University of Delaware (1988)
BA Colgate University, Psychology English (1984)
Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship Yale School of Medicine

Professional Service

  • Study Section Member NIH Center for Scientific Review: Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions (2009)

  • Associate Editor Journal of Personality (2007)

  • Program Reviewer SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs (2006)

  • Study Section Member (NIDA E Treatment Committee) NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (2005 - 2009)

  • Professional Faculty Coach (2005)

  • Member American Psychological Association (1988)

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Contact Info

Samuel A. Ball, PhD
Office Location
The APT Foundation1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste Suite 321
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
Yale School of MedicineThe APT Foundation
1 Long Wharf - Suite 321

New Haven, CT 06511-