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Sarah Barnes, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry; Director of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Services, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

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Sarah Barnes, PhD

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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 providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Dr. Barnes is the Director of Adult DBT Services within Ambulatory Services at Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. She oversees and lends her clinical expertise to the DBT intensive outpatient program, as well as a variety of outpatient DBT groups. Prior to her leadership role, Dr. Barnes split her time across the Adult DBT and Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, where she completed psychological assessments and delivered assessment feedback to youth, their families, and the broader treatment team. A core member of the Yale Psychology Doctoral Intern Program faculty, Dr. Barnes serves on the Executive Training Committee, and is actively involved in teaching, training, and mentorship of psychology trainees.

In addition to her clinical work and teaching, 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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