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Matthew Steinfeld, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Director of Clinical Training, Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of the Connecticut Mental Health Center

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Matthew Steinfeld, PhD

Patient Care Location

  • 1 Long Wharf Drive
    New Haven, CT 06511



Dr. Matthew Steinfeld is a nationally recognized psychoanalytic educator and clinician, whose expertise centers on the provision of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in community-based clinical contexts. A past recipient of an APsaA Fellowship and the Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Teachers' Academy Fellowship in the American Psychoanalytic Association, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the board of the The Sándor Ferenczi Center at The New School for Social Research, and is an incoming board member for the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (Division 39) in the American Psychological Association. Dr. Steinfeld’s scholarly, clinical, and research interests center on: clinical theory and technique in psychodynamic psychotherapy; the ways that social, political, and economic forces, intersecting with unconscious processes, affect the provision of community-based psychotherapeutic care; and the acoustic dimensions of psychotherapy. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Director of Clinical Training at the Connecticut Mental Health Center’s Substance Abuse Treatment Unit.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale School of Medicine (2012)
  • PhD
    New School for Social Research (2011)
  • Predoctoral Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2011)
  • MA
    New School for Social Research (2007)
  • BA
    Eugene Lang College, New School University (2003)
  • Psychoanalytic Candidate
    New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Medical Education Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine2017
Benjamin Wolstein Fellowship New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis2016
Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions as a TeacherYale University School of Medicine, Division of Psychology in Psychiatry2014
Early Career Professional ScholarAmerican Psychological Association Division (39) of Psychoanalysis2014
Teaching ScholarPsychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Teachers’ Academy, American Psychoanalytic Association2013
APsaA FellowAmerican Psychoanalytic Association2012
Psychoanalytic FellowColumbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research2011

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