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Samuel Ball, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development

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Samuel Ball, PhD

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I was born, raised, and continue to live in southern Connecticut. I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology and English from Colgate University in 1984 and then went to graduate school for Clinical Psychology at the University of Delaware where I received my master's in 1988 and doctorate in 1990. After completing my internship at Yale Medical School, I joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry as a Clinical Instructor and am now a Professor. In addition to my research, teaching, and faculty development responsibilities at Yale, I have held various clinical administrative leadership positions in The APT Foundation, one of the largest providers of substance abuse treatment in the state.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Delaware (1990)
  • MA
    University of Delaware (1988)
  • BA
    Colgate University, Psychology English (1984)
  • Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship
    Yale School of Medicine

Professional Service

NIH Center for Scientific Review: Risk, Prevention and Intervention for AddictionsMember2009 - Present
Journal of PersonalityAssociate Editor2007 - Present
SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-Based ProgramsReviewer2006 - Present
NIH National Institute on Drug AbuseCommittee Member2005 - 2009
Professional Faculty Coach2005 - Present
American Psychological AssociationMember1988 - Present

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