Dwain C Fehon, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Chief Psychologist, Psychiatric Services, Yale New Haven Hospital; Director, Behavioral Medicine Service

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Psychological Medicine Service | Psychology Section

Yale Medical Group

Biography


Dr. Fehon is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and a member of the Medical Staff at Yale New Haven Hospital. As Chief Psychologist for Psychiatric Services, Dr. Fehon oversees and coordinates the predoctoral psychology training program within Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. Since completing his internship and postdoctoral training at Yale in 1993, Dr. Fehon has devoted his career to psychology training and the development of hospital-based programs for adolescents, families, and adults. Most recently, Dr. Fehon has been responsible for the development of a Behavioral Medicine program that provides integrated psychological services to chronically ill adults within the Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center, and within the Yale Cancer Center and the Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Dr. Fehon’s current academic interests relate to understanding psychological, behavioral, and neuropsychiatric comorbidities among patients facing serious, chronic, and life threatening illnesses. He is interested in the utilization of qualitative and qualitative research methods to understand the phenomenological aspects of living with serious illness, and he is interested the development of novel psychotherapies to reduce the risk of adverse stress-related symptoms such as drug and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety and PTSD in vulnerable medically ill patient populations.

Education & Training

PsyD University of Hartford (1992)
BS University of Wyoming (1983)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Predoctoral Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Faculty Outstanding Supervisor AwardPsychology Section, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine (2006)

  • Distinguished Faculty Outstanding Supervisor Award Psychology Section, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine (2014)

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Contact Info

Dwain C Fehon, PsyD
Patient Care Locations
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06511
Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
Temple Medical Center
40 Temple Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
184 Liberty Street, Ste LV S123

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
YNHPH184 Liberty Street
New Haven, CT 06519