Bachaar Arnaout, MD, is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and a supervisory psychiatrist at the VA Connecticut Clinical Resource Hub. After graduating from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, Dr. Arnaout trained in psychiatry at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, where he also completed the Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology. He then trained in addiction psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and subsequently joined as a faculty member. Dr. Arnaout holds board certifications in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, brain injury medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Arnaout’s academic interests include addiction psychiatry and medical education. He has co-edited two books on addiction psychotherapy that draw on the theoretical framework of motivational interviewing: Handbook of Motivation and Change: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (2010) and Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice (2017). Dr. Arnaout was a 2017-2018 Yale Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.