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Suzanne Decker, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Fellowship, Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at MIRECC

Appointments

Biography

Dr. Decker is a licensed clinical psychologist at VA Connecticut Healthcare System, New England Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Decker's interests span three related areas: suicide and its correlates, emotion dysregulation as a potential mechanism for suicide and other high-risk behaviors such as substance use, and the development, adaptation, and implementation of skills-based behavioral treatments. Dr. Decker developed the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group program at VA Connecticut, which has led to published research, a funded multi-site effectiveness-implementation grant, and a national training initiative with VA. Dr. Decker is the Director of the Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at MIRECC and enjoys mentoring trainees.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Western Michigan Univ (2011)
  • MA
    Western Michigan Univ (2007)

Departments & Organizations