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Kathlene Tracy, PhD

Director of Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Mental Health and Counseling

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Kathlene Tracy, PhD

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Dr. Kathlene Tracy is a Clinical Psychologist within the Mental Health and Wellness Program and leads Psychotherapy Development at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Mental Health and Counseling (MHC)-Yale Health.

Dr. Tracy has over three decades of experience developing and delivering addiction and psychiatric treatments while in joint clinical and research positions at academic institutions and affiliated treatment settings leading services within inpatient, outpatient, and community settings within the mental health field. Because of her expertise in measurement, design, training, and behavioral treatments, Dr. Tracy has been an active national committee member of the NIDA MDRU’s Clinical Methods Committee and Psychosocial Treatments Committee and the NIDA CTN Assessment and Measures Committee and Training Subcommittee as well as a valued merit grant reviewer for several PCORI and NIH/NIDA initiatives.  Dr. Tracy has additional proficiency in mental health evidenced based treatment development and translation into practice and has been an invited reviewer of the SAMHSA grant delivery structure, in addition to, Treatment Improvement Projects (TIP) for developing national guidelines.  Within institutions, she has been active on local committees to safeguard the protection of subjects in research trials, ensure quality research methodology, and promote psychosocial rehabilitation clinical services.  Dr. Tracy has a longstanding interest in providing state of the art quality care and has received Stage I and Stage II behavioral therapies development funding from multiple sources including NIDA and NIAAA as well as funding from federal/state agencies.  Dr. Tracy looks forward to applying these skills in continued efforts to improve the wellness and wellbeing of others.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2000)
  • PhD
    The New School for Social Research, Clinical Psychology (1999)
  • Intern
    Yale University School of Medicine (1999)
  • Extern
    Bellevue Hospital Center (1998)