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Fourteen Fellows Match to Yale Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology

March 22, 2023

On February 17, the results of a national match were announced for psychology internships. Through this process the department’s Yale Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology selected its incoming class of 14 fellows who will spend a year training at Yale from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

These trainees were selected from among a large pool of nearly 300 highly qualified applicants. The psychology leadership were uniform in their excitement regarding the upcoming training year.

The program's director of training, Amber W. Childs, PhD, said, “I never cease to be amazed by the incredibly talented trainees that we are fortunate to match with each year. This year is no different and I can’t wait to get started.”

Rajita Sinha, PhD, chief of psychology for the department, commented, "We have one of the largest Psychology Sections among academic medical centers across the country with stellar psychology faculty involved in this training program. Their efforts have yielded an exceptional internship program that draws the best graduate students from across the country. We look forward to training the next generation of Health Service Psychology Leaders.”

Jacob Tebes, PhD, chief of psychology at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), said, “We had a very successful match this year and look forward to working with such an exceptional group of fellows.”

Dwain Fehon, PsyD, chief of psychology at Yale New Haven Hospital, said, “We are thrilled with year’s match results. We are truly fortunate to receive applications from so many outstanding graduate students, and are extremely excited to have such strong cohort joining us next year.”

Psychology Fellows apply to one of nine training rotations based at the Connecticut Mental Health Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Students typically complete this clinically oriented internship as the final year of a five-year program of graduate study, which leads to a PhD or PsyD. Additional information on the internship is available at

The incoming fellows will work in the following locations:

Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)

CMHC: Consultation, Prevention & Program Evaluation Services / TCC
Noah Triplett, University of Washington
Raquel Elaine Rose, New York University

CMHC: Substance Abuse Services / Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
Min Kang Souther, University of Pennsylvania
Victoria Phillips Fairchild, City University of New York - Queens College

CMHC: Hispanic Behavioral Health Services/The Hispanic Clinic
Jonathan Briseño, University of Massachusetts - Boston

CMHC: Adult Community Mental Health Services / 34 Park St.
Michelle Worthington, Yale University
Cheryl Daisy Ort, Teachers College - Columbia University

CMHC: Young Adult Service/West Haven Mental Health Clinic
Adrian Josue Hernandez, Western Michigan University

CMHC: Adult Inpatient Services/ Acute Inpatient Unit
Nakisa Ghannad, Nova Southeastern University

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH)

YNHH: Psychological Assessment Services
Belinda Breen, Wright Institute

YNHH: Behavioral Medicine Services
Sarah Ghose, Virginia Commonwealth University
Callon MacKay Williams, Binghamton University/State University of New York
Danielle Schwartz Miller, Ball State University

YNHH: Pediatric Gender Program
Rachel Lynn Doyle, University of Kansas

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on March 22, 2023