Christine Cukar-Capizzi

Christine Cukar-Capizzi

Postdoctoral Associate

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Christine Cukar-Capizzi, PsyD, BCBA
Christine Cukar-Capizzi


Christine Cukar-Capizzi, Psy.D, BCBA, is a post-doctoral fellow at the Yale Child Study Center.  She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford with a concentration on children and adolescents.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the May Institute’s Center for Evaluation and Treatment in Massachusetts, with a focus on assessment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  During this time, she also completed neuropsychological evaluations and provided evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with a wide range of developmental and mental health disorders.  Dr. Cukar-Capizzi is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), who has a long history of providing consultation and behavioral supports for individuals with ASD and their families in a variety of settings.  Her research interests have included evaluating the quality of behavior intervention plans written for children with ASD.  

Dr. Cukar-Capizzi is currently completing her post-doctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center, where she provides clinical characterization for a number of federally-funded studies of ASD and supervises post-baccalaureate fellows.  She also works at the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic conducting diagnostic evaluations.   

Education & Training

  • PsyD
    University of Hartford, Clinical Psychology (2018)
  • MA
    University of Hartford, Clinical Psychology (2015)
  • MS
    Southern Connecticut State University, Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders Concentration (2008)

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