Psychology Section

With over 200 full time and voluntary faculty, the Psychology Section within the Yale Department of Psychiatry is one of the largest and most accomplished groups of psychologists in an academic medical center. The discipline of psychology has had a strong presence in the Yale School of Medicine dating back to the early 1950s. Psychologists play major roles in the Medical School and its affiliated institutions. These include: managing and providing clinical, rehabilitative, and consultative services; training students from diverse disciplines; and conducting program evaluations and research. Faculty within the Psychology Section value interdisciplinary, team-based approaches and collaborate locally, nationally, and internationally on all forms of professional activity.

Doctoral Internship in Clinical & Community Psychology

Since 1970, the Psychology Section of the Yale Department of Psychiatry has offered an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology. This highly competitive internship selects over 20 graduate students annually from among the best candidates in United States and other countries. Experiential training is combined with classroom learning, protected time for scholarship, and exceptional supervision and mentoring to create an internship that is highly rated by students and by the graduate school faculty members who encourage their students to apply. Students select from over a dozen diverse training placements to meet their learning needs.

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Postdoctoral Training

Numerous psychology postdoctoral fellowships are available within the Yale School of Medicine and Yale affiliated institutions. These are typically full-time and range from one to two years in length. Recent postdoctoral fellowships within the Medical Center have focused on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, serious mental illnesses, homelessness, and eating disorders. A large number of postdoctoral fellowships are also available at the Yale-affiliated VA Connecticut Healthcare System located nearby in West Haven, Connecticut.

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