Matthew Steinfeld, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Director of Clinical Training, Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of the Connecticut Mental Health Center

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Psychology Section


Dr. Matthew Steinfeld received his doctorate in clinical psychology from The New School for Social Research, and completed pre and postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He has been a Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association and a Psychoanalytic Fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Steinfeld’s scholarly, clinical, and research interests center on: clinical theory and technique in psychodynamic psychotherapy, the psychological and sociological correlates of substance use disorders, and the acoustic dimensions of psychotherapy. A classically trained musician, he has also conducted research on the psychodynamics of music making. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Director of Clinical Training at the Connecticut Mental Health Center’s Substance Abuse Treatment Unit.

Education & Training

PhD New School for Social Research (2011)
MA New School for Social Research (2007)
BA Eugene Lang College, New School University (2003)
Postdoctoral Associate Yale School of Medicine
Predoctoral Fellow Yale School of Medicine
Psychoanalytic Candidate New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis

Honors & Recognition

  • Medical Education Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine (2017)

  • Benjamin Wolstein Fellowship New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (2016)

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions as a TeacherYale University School of Medicine, Division of Psychology in Psychiatry (2014)

  • Early Career Professional ScholarAmerican Psychological Association Division (39) of Psychoanalysis (2014)

  • Teaching ScholarPsychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Teachers’ Academy, American Psychoanalytic Association (2013)

  • APsaA FellowAmerican Psychoanalytic Association (2012)

  • Psychoanalytic FellowColumbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (2011)

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Matthew Steinfeld, PhD
Patient Care Location
SATU1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
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