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Dwain Fehon, PsyD

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

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Dwain Fehon, PsyD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York Street, Fitkin 603

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States



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

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program AwardSociety of Behavioral Medicine2017
Distinguished Faculty Outstanding Supervisor AwardPsychology Section, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine2014
Distinguished Faculty Outstanding Supervisor AwardPsychology Section, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine2006

Professional Service

Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs (CCHPTP)Board Member2018 - Present
American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)Committee Member2017 - Present

Departments & Organizations