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Bachaar Arnaout, MD

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Bachaar Arnaout, MD

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Bachaar Arnaout, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and an addiction psychiatrist with the Clinical Resource Hub at VA Connecticut Healthcare System. After graduating from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, Dr. Arnaout trained in psychiatry at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, where he also completed the Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology. He then trained in addiction psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, where he subsequently joined as a faculty member. Dr. Arnaout holds board certifications in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, hospice and palliative medicine, and brain injury medicine. Dr. Arnaout’s academic interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction and co-occurring disorders, and medical education. He has co-edited two books on addiction psychotherapy that draw on the theoretical framework of motivational interviewing: Handbook of Motivation and Change: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (2010) and Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice (2017). Dr. Arnaout was a 2017-2018 Yale Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.






Education & Training

  • Fellow, Addiction Psychiatry
    Yale School of Medicine (2008)
  • Chief Resident, Psychiatry
    St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2007)
  • Resident, Psychiatry
    St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2007)
  • Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program
    William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology (2007)
  • MD
    Jagiellonian University (1999)

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