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Full-Time Psychologist, Digestive Health Service

Yale New Haven Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

The Section of Psychological Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine seeks a clinical health psychologist with experience in psychogastroenterology to join an interdisciplinary team providing integrated outpatient services within a new and growing Digestive Health service line within the Yale New Haven Health. The psychologist will be a key member of the interdisciplinary team who provides and oversees the provision of psychosocial care for selected patients with gastrointestinal medical conditions, specifically functional gastrointestinal disorders and motility disorders.

The psychologist will work alongside gastroenterologists, advanced practice providers, nurses, and dieticians with expertise in gastroenterology to provide direct patient care, including comprehensive diagnostic and neuropsychological evaluations, biopsychosocial assessments and treatment as indicated. The psychologist will also participate in the development of the Digestive Health service line’s behavioral health care delivery model.

Strong candidates will possess expertise in the provision of evidence-based treatments (such as CBT, MI, ACT, BA, biofeedback and gut directed hypnotherapy) for food and health-related depression, anxiety, and pain. Strong candidates should also have interest and experience supervising predoctoral psychology interns and/or practicum students in behavioral medicine.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in psychology and be licensed (or licensed eligible) within the State of Connecticut and have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function well as part of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team of physicians, advanced practice nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, nutritionists, physical therapists and nurses.

The position carries a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry in the Psychological Medicine Section and includes participation in the Department’s APA-accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship Program. The Psychological Medicine Section consists of traditional and proactive psychiatric consult services on medical and surgical inpatient units and 14 integrated psychiatry and behavioral health programs in diverse medical and surgical outpatient settings. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching and clinical research facility of Yale School of Medicine and consistently ranks among the best hospitals in the United States.

The Digestive Health service line was developed in 2019 in a partnership between Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine. The service line is home to over 24 clinical programs and includes nationally and internationally recognized physicians, specialized dieticians, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists and advanced practice providers. The service is the only US News ranked digestive program in Connecticut and ranked in the top 50 in the country.


Yale University offers Yale Signature Benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Medical coverage through Yale Health and Aetna
  • Dental coverage through Delta Dental
  • Vision coverage options through Eyemed
  • Yale University Retirement Account Plan
  • Paid time off
  • Disability coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Mortgage loan program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Yale Homebuyer program
  • College tuition benefit plan Yale
  • Advantage discount program (Discounts for Activities, Travel, services, shopping, etc.)

Living In/Near New Haven

New Haven is recognized as a city of innovation, culture, diversity, and prosperity. It is located between Boston and New York on Long Island Sound, and has outstanding cultural amenities (museums, theater, music, and sports), award-winning restaurants (including several of the nation’s best pizza parlors), boutique shops and national brands, quaint neighborhoods and bustling downtown areas with a variety of living options.

New Haven is accessible by plane, train, and automobile, and is easy to navigate on foot, by bicycle, or bus. A free shuttle service provided by Yale covers many areas in the city.

To Apply

Please apply through Interfolio. You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. If you have any questions about this position please contact Dr. Dwain Fehon, Chief Psychologist, Yale New Haven Hospital ( Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.