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Caroline J. (Kendall) Schmidt, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Clinical Psychologist, Psychology Section

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Caroline J. (Kendall) Schmidt, PhD

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  • Department of Psychiatry

    300 George St

    New Haven, CT, 06511

    United States

Caroline J. (Kendall) Schmidt
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Caroline J. Schmidt, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and researcher at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS). Her broad interests include understanding phenomena associated with auditory perception in the absence of external stimuli. She conducts research and provides behavioral interventions for tinnitus and other audiologic disorders, conducts pre-surgical cochlear implant candidacy psychological evaluations, and offers culturally sensitive mental health services with Deaf persons. She completed an NIH T-32 funded residency with the Yale School of Medicine at the VACHS examining mental health care disparities among Veterans with auditory disabilities while receiving specialized training in clinical health psychology. In 2009 she received a Career Development Award, Level 1 to from the VA Research, Rehabilitation & Development to examine receipt of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for tinnitus among Veterans. Results from that study informed what is now known as Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM), a protocol she helped develop and implement nationally and at the VACHS. She served as a local PI for two clinical trials examining the effectiveness of PTM for Veterans. Additionally, she serves as a supervisor for the APA-accredited Clinical Health Psychology program at the VACHS. She also works in Primary Care – Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) program offering Veterans with general health needs such as sleep disorders, smoking cessation, obesity, and coping with other chronic health conditions.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Gallaudet University, Clinical Psychology (2004)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine


  • VA Psychology Service Diversity Committee
    West Haven, United States 2017
  • Yale University - Diversabilities At Yale (DAY) Affinity Group
    New Haven, United States 2017

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