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Mark Beitel, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Contact Information

Mark Beitel, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    230 Frontage Street

    New Haven, CT, 06519

    United States


Dr. Beitel is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine. He is a psychotherapy researcher with an interest in patient variables (demographic and diagnostic), therapist variables (attitudes and in-session behaviors), and patient-therapist interaction variables (working alliance) that affect treatment outcome.  Dr. Beitel conducts qualitative and quantitative research.  He has a longstanding interest in patients who present with co-occurring chronic physical pain and opioid dependence.  More recently, he has begun to investigate psychotherapy process and outcome variables with American Indian patients in psychotherapy, a group that lacks evidence for the safety and efficacy of psychotherapy.    

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Fordham University (2003)
  • MA
    New School for Social Research (1996)
  • AB
    University of Michigan, Psychology Honors Program (1994)