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Program Leadership

Training Program Executive Leadership

  • Program Director, Chair of Executive Training Committee

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Training, YSM Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology, Psychiatry

  • Section Chief

    Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience; Deputy Chair of Psychiatry for Psychology, Psychiatry; Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center; Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    • Child Psychiatry
    • Chronic Disease
    • Neurobiology
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry
    • Stress, Psychological
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Institution Chief for the Clinical Placement, Connecticut Mental Health Center

    Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center and of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences); Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry; Director, The Consultation Center; Chief Psychologist, Connecticut Mental Health Center; Program Director, NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Substance Abuse Prevention; Director, Elm City COMPASS, Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    • Primary Prevention
    • Public Health
    • Social Change
    • Social Justice
    • Program Evaluation
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Vulnerable Populations
    • Resilience, Psychological
    • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Institution Chief for the Clinical Placement, Yale New Haven Hospital

    Professor of Psychiatry; Chief Psychologist, Psychiatric Services, Yale New Haven Hospital; Director, Behavioral Medicine Service

    Research Interests
    • Alcoholism
    • Anxiety
    • Behavioral Medicine
    • Depression
    • Quality of Life
    • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
    • Resilience, Psychological

Executive Training Committee

The Executive Training Committee (ETC) of the Yale Doctoral Internship serves as the governing body for the training program and is chaired by Amber W. Childs, Director of Training. The ETC is comprised of the Training Program Executive Leadership, including the Director of Training (Dr. Childs), the Chief of the Psychology Section (Dr. Sinha), the Chiefs of PSychology at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (Dr. Tebes) and Yale New Haven Hospital (Dr. Fehon). The Director of Research and Evidence-Based Training (Dr. Brian Kiluk) is also an at-large member of the committee. Finally, the committee includes internship training faculty who serve renewable two-year terms to ensure diversity of perspective within the ETC group.

The ETC meets monthly and addresses issues of administrative governance for the program, including revising all program policies and relevant initiatives, and monitors program quality improvement.

Current ETC Training Faculty

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Child and Adolescent Service, West Haven Mental Health Clinic, Psychiatry; Co-Director, West Haven Mental Health Clinic, Psychiatry

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of the Connecticut Mental Health Center; Associate Director of Addiction Services, the Connecticut Mental Health Center

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Psychotherapy Development Center; Director, Technology-Based Interventions

    Research Interests
    • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
    • Clinical Trials as Topic
    • Therapy, Computer-Assisted
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Endpoint Determination
    • Psychiatry and Psychology

ETC Administrative Staff