Education & Training
Education and training is a critical mission at the Yale Medical School and the Psychology Section fulfills this mission through a wide array of training experiences in psychology in diverse settings at the Yale Medical School and its affiliated institutions. This mission is being carried out by 88 full time faculty psychologists within the Department of Psychiatry and an additional 109 psychologists serving in part-time clinical faculty roles.
We offer two separate Doctoral Internship Programs, one within the Department of Psychiatry with placements at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and the other at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Both programs provide broad clinical training experiences within numerous specialty placements focusing on serious and persistent mental illness, substance abuse and addictive behaviors, clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine, neuropsychology, psychosocial rehabilitation, and PTSD. Highly specialized research and clinical post-doctoral experiences are offered throughout the department and its affiliated institutions.
A large proportion of the faculty psychologists contribute to these training experiences as advisors, supervisors, seminar leaders, and lecturers. In addition, the psychology faculty are involved in lectures, workshops and clinical supervision in diverse interdisciplinary settings throughout the medical school. As a group, psychologists within the Department of Psychiatry are passionate about training the next generation of psychologists and are considered by doctoral fellows to be nurturing and caring mentors.