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Psychology internship matches new fellows

March 01, 2018

The results of a national Match were announced for psychology internships on February 23. Through this process the Department’s Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology selected its incoming class of 16 Fellows who will spend a year training at Yale from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. These trainees were selected from among large pool of qualified applicants.

"We had an incredible pool of highly qualified applicants" said Dr. Jacob Tebes, the department’s Acting Director of Psychology Training. "Our program is among the most competitive nationally as demonstrated by the match results."

Dr. Rajita Sinha, Chief of Psychology for the department, commented that, "There are over 80 psychologists involved in this training program and their efforts have yielded an exceptional internship that draws the best graduate students from across the country.

Psychology Fellows apply to one of eleven 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

Psychology Fellows Class of 2018

Connecticut Mental Health Center


Graduate School

Training Site

Michael Awad

Teachers College/Columbia

CMHC: The Consultation Center

Julia Browne

Univ North Carolina/Chapel Hill

CMHC: Adult Community Mental Health

Catherine Burke

Spalding University

CMHC: Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic

Meagan Carr

Eastern Michigan University

CMHC: Substance Abuse Treatment Unit

Kristin Keefe

Clark University

CMHC: Adult Community Mental Health

Elias Klemperer

University of Vermont

CMHC: Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic

Taiki Matsuura

CUNY-John Jay College

CMHC: Adult Inpatient Services

Marykate Oakley

U/MASS – Amherst

CMHC: Young Adult Service (WHMHC)

Oscar Rojas Perez

University of Missouri/Columbia

CMHC: Hispanic Behavioral Health Serv

Samantha Reaves

DePaul University

CMHC: The Consultation Center

Kristin Serowik

Suffolk University

CMHC: Substance Abuse Treatment Unit

Yale-New Haven Hospital


Graduate School

Training Site

Amoha Bajaj

University of Pittsburgh

YNHH: Behavioral Medicine Service

Sarah Barnes

University of Memphis

YNHH: Adolescent & Adult IOP Service

Emily Edwards

CUNY – John Jay College

YNHH: Adult DBT Service

Hugh Leonard

Univ Alaska Fairbanks/Anchorage

YNHH: Adult DBT Service

Melissa Masterson

Fordham University/Rosehill

YNHH: Behavioral Medicine Service

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on March 01, 2018