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Clinical Training

Addiction Psychiatry Fellows rotate at various supervised clinical placements and gain experience treating a full range of co-occurring psychopathologies and substance use disorders in adults and adolescents.

The Apt Foundation

  • The APT Foundation, a private non-profit corporation founded by the Yale Department of Psychiatry in 1970, provides outpatient and residential services for individuals with substance use disorders. A cornerstone treatment facility in New Haven and beyond, the APT foundation is committed to an open access model offering de-stigmatized substance use treatment, primary healthcare, psychiatric services, an intensive outpatient program, adult education and vocational services to all persons seeking treatment including those living with HIV/AIDS. The Foundation is also home to a progressive, cutting-edge research unit with a portfolio of basic, clinical, epidemiological, and quality improvement research protocols related to understanding the socio-cultural, psychological and neurobiological underpinnings of addiction.

The Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)

  • CMHC is a collaborative endeavor of the Yale University School of Medicine and the State of Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and is a major teaching and research center. Several clinics within the CMHC are dedicated to the treatment of patients with substance use disorders and include the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (SATU) and the Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic (FoRDD). Both sites are known for nationally and internationally renowned clinical research with major studies and pilot projects. The aims of the research program are the development of effective service delivery programs and innovative treatments for substance use disorders.

VA Connecticut Healthcare System

  • VACHS is a Level IA VA facility (general VA hospital) and a major teaching site for Yale Medical School, providing a full range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. VACHS Department of Psychiatry offers a full array of psychiatric treatment modalities, including specialized substance use treatment services, services for individuals with PTSD, serious mental illness, interventional psychiatry, and many psychosocial services including housing and vocational rehabilitation services. Specialty substance use treatment services include outpatient treatment, methadone and buprenorphine clinics for opioid use disorder, specialized services for patients with substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and ambulatory detoxification. The VA is a site for nationally and internationally renowned clinical research with NIH as well as VA funded studies and pilot projects. The aims of the research program are the development of innovative new treatments-both pharmacologic and behavioral treatments, effective service delivery programs, laboratory studies and health services studies.

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH)

  • YNHH is the main teaching hospital for Yale Medical School and has a full range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. Psychiatric services include inpatient, partial hospital, interventional psychiatry and consultative services. YNHH is also the home to a number of NIH and other funded research psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy research protocols.