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Sarah Barnes, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry

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Sarah Barnes, PhD


Dr. Sarah Barnes is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Yale School of Medicine and a member of the Medical Staff at Yale New Haven Hospital. She is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults across continuums of care, with a particular focus on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Barnes currently works within Ambulatory Services at Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, splitting her time between Adult DBT and Adolescent Intensive Services. In each setting, Dr. Barnes is actively involved in the provision of clinical services, as well as teaching, training, and mentorship of psychology trainees. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Barnes is interested in the development and implementation of measurement-based care (MBC) initiatives as a means to evaluate treatment outcomes and improve quality of care. She currently lends her expertise in MBC to clinical programming/services, and research endeavors within Adult DBT and Adolescent Intensive Services.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2020)
  • Pre-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2019)
  • PhD
    The University of Memphis (2019)
  • MS
    The University of Memphis (2015)
  • BA
    The University of Memphis (2013)

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