Dwain Fehon, PsyD

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

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Psychological Medicine Service | Psychology Section

Yale Cancer Center: Sexuality & Intimacy Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Fehon is an Associate 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. He is the founding director of the Behavioral Medicine Service, a clinical service that provides integrated psychological services to chronically ill adults within the Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital, Tobacco Treatment Service, Yale New Haven Hospital Transplantation Center, Yale Sleep Center and Yale Spine Center. As a member of the Yale Cancer Center's palliative care services, Dr. Fehon provides integrated psychological care to aid coping, resilience and quality of life with patients living with advanced cancer.

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)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Predoctoral Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program AwardSociety of Behavioral Medicine (2017)

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

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

Professional Service

  • Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs (CCHPTP) (2018 - Present) Board Member

  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) (2017 - Present) Committee Member

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Contact Info

Dwain Fehon, PsyD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
PsychiatryYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Fitkin 603

New Haven, CT 06510