Departments & Organizations
Dr. Fehon is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and a member of the Medical Staff at Yale New Haven Hospital. As Chief Psychologist for Psychiatric Services, Dr. Fehon oversees and coordinates the predoctoral psychology training program within Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. Since completing his internship and postdoctoral training at Yale in 1993, Dr. Fehon has devoted his career to psychology training and the development of hospital-based programs for adolescents, families, and adults. Most recently, Dr. Fehon has been responsible for the development of a Behavioral Medicine program that provides integrated psychological services to chronically ill adults within the Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center, and within the Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital. As a member of the liver transplant and palliative care services, Dr. Fehon provides integrated psychological care to aid coping, resilience and quality of life with patients living with advanced and life altering illness.
Dr. Fehon’s current academic interests relate to understanding psychological, behavioral, and neuropsychiatric comorbidities among patients facing serious, chronic, and life threatening illnesses. He is interested in the utilization of qualitative and qualitative research methods to understand the phenomenological aspects of living with serious illness, and he is interested the development of novel psychotherapies to reduce the risk of adverse stress-related symptoms such as drug and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety and PTSD in vulnerable medically ill patient populations.
Education & Training
|PsyD||University of Hartford (1992)|
|Postdoctoral Fellowship||Yale University School of Medicine|
|Predoctoral Fellowship||Yale University School of Medicine|
Honors & Recognition
Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program AwardSociety of Behavioral Medicine (2017)
Distinguished Faculty Outstanding Supervisor AwardPsychology Section, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine (2014)
Distinguished Faculty Outstanding Supervisor AwardPsychology Section, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine (2006)