Current Fellows & Alumni

The internship program draws exceptionally qualified students from around the nation and abroad. Below is a list of current fellows by placement and graduate program.

Graduates of the internship are very competitive for post-internship opportunities, which include postdoctoral fellowships, clinical positions, and faculty positions. Listed below under other tabs are recent alumni identified by year, placement, graduate school, and post-internship position.

Current Fellows 2017-18

Members of the 2017-18 Internship Class

Name

Graduate Program

CMHC Consultation, Prevention & Program Evaluation Services/The Consultation Center
Michelle Abraczinskas University of South Carolina
Jessica Lee Schleider Harvard University
CMHC Substance Abuse Services/Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
Angela Maria Haeny University of Missouri-Columbia
Sarah Denise Lichenstein University of Pittsburgh
CMHC Hispanic Behavioral Health Services/The Hispanic Clinic
Cesar Villarreal University of North Texas
CMHC Adult Community Mental Health/34 Park St
Rebecca Gwen Fortgang Yale University
Laura Ann Yoviene University of Massachusetts - Boston
CMHC Young Adult Service/West Haven Mental Health Clinic
Maggi Price Boston College
CMHC Forensic Addiction Services/Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic
Alexandra Mary Ivey University of Hartford
Janan Wyatt University of Rhode Island
CMHC Adult Inpatient Services/Acute Inpatient Unit
Melissa Yanovitch PGSP-Stanford
CMHC Neuropsychological & Psychological Assessment Services
Kiran Khurshid St. Johns University
Yale New Haven Hospital Adult DBT Service
Ashley Helle Oklahoma State
Joanna Lynn Watson Hofstra University
Yale New Haven Hospital Behavioral Medicine Service
Chung Jung Mun Arizona State
Corey Roos University of New Mexico
Yale New Haven Hospital Adolescent & Adult IOP Service
Sarah Ann Griffin Purdue University

2016-17 Internship Class

Psychology Graduation 2017

Members of the 2016-17 internship class at their Graduation Ceremony with friends and family in attendance.

Fellows by Placement

Graduate Program

Post-Internship Position

CMHC Consultation, Prevention & Program Evaluation Services/The Consultation Center
Aaron Haddock University of California - Santa Barbara School Psychologist/Mental Health Specialist, Santa Barbara County Special Education, Santa Barbara, CA
Amy Heberle University of Massachusetts - Boston Postdoctoral Fellows, City Connects Research Program, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
CMHC Substance Abuse Services/Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
Jocelyn Abrams University of Houston Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Resident, Psychology Service, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Jessica Armstrong Clark University Interprofessional Advance Fellowship in Addiction Treatment, West Haven Veterans Affairs
CMHC Hispanic Behavioral Health Services/The Hispanic Clinic
Bianca Villalobos University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
CMHC Adult Outpatient Services/34 Park St
Ruth Firmin Indiana University - Purdue Postdoctoral Resident, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles
Susan Mao Teachers College - Columbia Psychologist, Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan, CT
CMHC Young Adult Service
LaToya Gaines Rutgers University Postdoctoral Fellow, Young Adult Services, WHMHC, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Forensic Addiction Services/Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic
Corissa Carlson Wayne State University Forensic Psychologist, Center for Forensic Psychiatry, Saline, Michigan
Robyn Hacker Arizona State University Postdoctoral Associate, Forensic Addiction/Law & Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
CMHC Adult Inpatient Services/Acute Inpatient Unit
Shykina Brown University of Hartford Postdoctoral Associate, Law & Psychiatry/Yale Behavioral Health, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
CMHC Neuropsychological & Psychological Assessment Services
Rebecca Lesser William James College Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Yale New Haven Hospital Adult DBT Service
Allison Kalpakci University of Houston Postdoctoral Fellow, VISN 1 MIRECC, West Haven Veterans Affairs
Kelly Workman University of La Verne Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Mental Health and Counseling, Yale University Health Service
Yale New Haven Hospital Behavioral Medicine Service
Devika Jutagir University of Miami Postdoctoral Fellow, Psycho-Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rebecca Saracino Fordham University Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Psychiatry and Behaviors Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Yale New Haven Hospital Adolescent & Adult IOP Service
Faria Kamal University of Toronto Postdoctoral Fellow, STEP Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

2015-16 Internship Class

Class of 2016

Members of the 2015-16 internship class at their Graduation Ceremony with friends and family in attendance.

Fellows by Placement

Graduate Program

Post-Internship Position

CMHC Consultation, Prevention & Program Evaluation Services/The Consultation Center
Rosemarie Macias Georgia State University Postdoctoral Fellow, Mental Health & Counseling, Yale University Health Services
Cesalie Stepney Rutgers University Senior Fellow, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
CMHC Substance Abuse Services/Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
Jarrod Ellingson Universith of Missouri/Columbia Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado
Igor Yakovenko University of Calgary Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
CMHC Hispanic Behavioral Health Services/The Hispanic Clinic
Marisela Lopez University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee Postdoctoral Fellow, Mental Health & Counseling, Yale University Health Services
CMHC Adult Outpatient Services/34 Park St
Benjamin Cooley Hall MA School Professional Psychology Postdoctoral Resident, Psychology Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Sarah Kamens Fordham University Postdoctoral Associate, STEP Program, Yale University, Department of Psychiatry CMHC
CMHC Young Adult Service
Wendy Bamatter Catholic University of America Postdoctoral Fellow, Young Adult Services, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Forensic Addiction Services/Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic
Cassandra Holinka University of Hartford Postdoctoral Fellow, Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Yale Department of Psychiatry
Holly Reid Wayne State University Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Psychology - Addictions, John D. Dingell Detroit VA Medical Center
CMHC Adult Inpatient Services/Acute Inpatient Unit
Anne Thomas Roosevelt University Postdoctoral Resident, SMI Fellowship, Clinical Psychology Program, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Yale New Haven Hospital Adult DBT Service
Joanna Berg Emory University Postdoctoral Fellow, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Evaluation, VA Puget Sound
Carly Smith University of Oregon Assistant Professor, Humanities and Psychiatry, Penn State School of Medicine
Yale New Haven Hospital Behavioral Medicine Service
Abir Aldhalimi University of Detroit Mercy Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center
David Finitsis University of Connecticut Senior Scientist, Cancer Institute, Hartford Healthcare
Jessica Geller University of Colorado/Denver Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Psychology, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver Medical Center

2014-15 Internship Class

Fellows by Placement

Graduate Program

Post-Internship Position

CMHC Consultation, Prevention & Program Evaluation Services/The Consultation Center
Riana Anderson University of Virginia Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Psychology & Human Development, University of Pennsylvania
Ida Salusky University of Illinois/Urbana Assistant Professor, Clinical & Community Psychology, DePaul University
CMHC Substance Abuse Services/Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
Dylan Athenour Seattle Pacific University Postdoctoral Fellow, Professional Psychology, VA Northern California Health Care System
Krysten Bold Rutgers University Postdoctoral Fellow, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Hispanic Behavioral Health Services/The Hispanic Clinic
Brian Padilla University of Wisconsin – Madison Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Health and Development Institute, Farmington, CT
CMHC Adult Outpatient Services/34 Park St
Adrienne Allen University of Hartford Postdoctoral Fellow, Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program, Institute of Living, Hartford, CT
Sarah Robertson Yeshiva University/Ferkauf Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT
CMHC Young Adult Service
Silvia Samanez-Larkin Vanderbilt University Postdoctoral Fellow, West Haven Mental Health Clinic, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Forensic Addiction Services/Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic
Amy Loree Wayne State University Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT
Jason Oliver University of South Florida General Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University
CMHC Adult Inpatient Services/Acute Inpatient Unit
Pooja Khariwal Spalding University Postdoctoral Fellow, Counseling & Psychological Services, Emory University
Yale New Haven Hospital Adult DBT Service
Rachel Litwin LaSalle University Postdoctoral Fellow, CBT Westport, LLC, Westport, CT
Elizabeth Raposa University of California/Los Angeles Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Yale New Haven Hospital Behavioral Medicine Service
Samantha Domingo Nova Southeastern University Postdoctoral Fellow, Cleveland Clinic
Emily Newman University of Denver Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Health, Mental & Counseling, Yale University
Amelia Swanson University of Miami Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric & Family Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA
Karyn Gunnet-Shoval Lehigh University Postdoctoral Fellow, Langer Mindfulness Lab, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

2013-14 Internship Class

2013-14 Internship Class

Members of the 2013-14 internship class at their Graduation Ceremony held on June 17, 2014 with friends and family in attendance.

Fellows by Placement

Graduate Program

Post-Internship Position

CMHC Consultation, Prevention & Program Evaluation Services/The Consultation Center
Andrew D. Case University of Illinois at Urbana Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University
Katrina Davis Roundfield Depaul University Postdoctoral Scholar Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Franscisco
CMHC Substance Abuse Services/Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
Courtney Bancroft Pepperdine University Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Health Psychology Program, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Hanako Shishido University of South Dakota Postdoctoral Fellow, The DAY Programs, Colorado State University
CMHC Neuropsychological & Psychological Assessment Service
Kristin Slyne University of Hartford Postdoctoral Resident, CMHC Neuropsychological Assessment Service, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Hispanic Behavioral Health Services/The Hispanic Clinic
Giselle Gutierrez Nova Southeastern University Postdoctoral Associate, CMHC Hispanic Clinic, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Adult Outpatient Services/34 Park St
Lauren Utter Mass. School of Prof. Psychology Postdoctoral Associate, Specialized Treatment in Early Psychosis (STEP), Yale Department of Psychiatry
Speshal Walker University of Mass. – Boston Postdoctoral Resident, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Residency, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
CMHC Young Adult Service
Adriana Deamicis Suffolk University Postdoctoral Fellow, CMHC Young Adult Services, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Forensic Addiction Services/Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic
Aaron Duke University of Kentucky Analyst, Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Kathryn Zumberg Wayne State University Postgraduate Fellow, CMHC Forensic Drug Diversion Program, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Adult Inpatient Services/Acute Inpatient Unit
Rebecca Harmon Yeshiva University/Ferkauf Postdoctoral Resident, Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program, Institute of Living
Yale New Haven Hospital Adult DBT Service
Maggie Gorraiz University of Rhode Island Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Sandra Powers University of Hartford Postdoctoral Fellow, Clearview Treatment Program, CA
Yale New Haven Hospital Adolescent Services
Jillian Russo Yeshiva University/Ferkauf Postdoctoral Fellow, Mental Health & Counseling, Yale Health
Yale New Haven Hospital Behavioral Medicine Service
Nicole Amoyal University of Rhode Island Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital
Natasha Schvey Yale University Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medical & Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Health (NIH)
The Yale Stress Center/Clinical Services & Research
Lydia Malcolm Nova Southeastern University Adjunct Professor, NOVA Southeastern University

2012-13 Internship Class

Fellows by Placement

Graduate Program

Post-Internship Position

CMHC Consultation, Prevention & Program Evaluation Services/The Consultation Center
Brownyn Hunter DePaul University Postdoctoral Fellow, The Consultation Center, Yale Department of Psychiatry
Wilson Vincent Georgia State University Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Aids Preventions Studies, University of California, San Francisco
CMHC Substance Abuse Services/Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
Anthony Brinn Yeshiva University Postdoctoral Addictions Fellow, Clinical Health Psychology, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Kelly Serafini Seattle Pacific University Postdoctoral Associate, Division of Substance Abuse, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Neuropsychological & Psychological Assessment Service
Charissa Andreotti Vanderbilt University Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Psycho-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Anna Gekker University of Rochester Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut Health Center
CMHC Hispanic Behavioral Health Services/The Hispanic Clinic
Carolyn Ortega Argosy University-Orange County Postdoctoral Fellow, Hispanic Clinic, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Adult Outpatient Services/34 Park St
Parastoo Ghazi Suffolk University Postdoctoral Fellow, Mental Health & Counseling, Yale Health
Angela Taveira-Dick Nova Southeastern University/CPS Postdoctoral Resident, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program (PSR), Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center
CMHC Young Adult Service
Lia Field Michigan State University Postdoctoral Fellow, The Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute
Tanya Nichols University of Virginia-Charlottesville Postdoctoral Fellow, CMHC Young Adult Services, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Forensic Addiction Services/Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic
David Vachon Purdue University-West Lafayettte Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota
Rebecca Weiss Fordham University Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, John Jay College
CMHC Adult Inpatient Services/Acute Inpatient Unit
Astrea Greig University of Hartford Postdoctoral Resident, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center
Yale New Haven Hospital Adult DBT Service
Andrea Gold Yale University Postdoctoral Fellow, Development and Affective Neuroscience, NIMH
Jung eun Lee University of Nevada – Reno Postdoctoral Fellow, Adult Outpatient Services, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Yale New Haven Hospital Adolescent Services
Kimberly Santora Northeastern University Postdoctoral Fellow, Klarman Eating Disorders Center, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Yale New Haven Hospital Behavioral Medicine Service
Amber Belcher University of Delaware Postdoctoral Resident, Behavioral Medicine Psychology Program, Geisinger Health System
Anne Fernandez University of Rhode Island Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University
The Yale Stress Center/Clinical Services & Research
Roselinde Henderson University of Colorado – Boulder Clinical and Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Nicholas Van Dam University of Albany Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, New York University

2011-12 Internship Class

Fellows by Placement

Graduate Program

Post-Internship Position

CMHC Consultation, Prevention & Program Evaluation Services/The Consultation Center
Ranjit Bhagwat Rutgers University Postdoctoral Fellow, CMHC Pathways to Independence, Yale Department of Psychiatry
Cindy Huang University of Oregon Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Consultation Center, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Substance Abuse Services/Clinical
Taleb Khariallah University of Missouri Visiting Instructor, Department of Psychology, Connecticut College
Shaquita Tillman Pepperdine University Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Returning Veterans and Substance Abuse Use Program, Boston VA Health Care System
CMHC Substance Abuse Services/Research
Latrice Montgomery University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Substance Abuse, University of Cincinnati
Kelly Young-Wolff University of Southern California Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford School of Medicine
CMHC Neuropsychological & Psychological Assessment Service
Sarah Calabrese George Washington University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Yale University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
Adrienne Lynn West Central Michigan University Postdoctoral Fellow, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School
CMHC Hispanic Behavioral Health Services/The Hispanic Clinic
Francisco Lopez University of Buffalo Postdoctoral Resident, Clinical Health Psychology, VA Connecticut Health Care
CMHC Adult Outpatient Services/34 Park St
Miraj Desai Fordham University Postdoctoral Fellow, VA Connecticut Health Care
Brandeis Green Georgia State University Supported Housing Program, Postdoctoral Fellow, CMHC, Yale Department of Psychiatry
CMHC Young Adult Service
Elisa Trucco University of Buffalo Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Addiction Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School
CMHC Forensic Addiction Services/Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic
Cory Crane Purdue University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Institute on Addictions, University of Buffalo
Samuel Hawes Sam Houston University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Western Psychiatric Institute
CMHC Adult Inpatient Services/Acute Inpatient Unit
Shonda Lackey St. John’s University Albert Ellis Institute
Yale New Haven Hospital Adult DBT Service
Erez Harari Fordham University Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior
Elizabeth LoTempio PGSP - Stanford Postdoctoral Fellow, Evidence Based Treatment Center of Seattle
Yale New Haven Hospital Adolescent Services
Erin Jones Emory University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Virtually Better, Inc.
Yale New Haven Hospital Behavioral Medicine Service
Julie Balzano Fordham University Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Health Psychology, VA Connecticut Healthcare
Shelly Komondoros U/ Wisconsin – Milwaukee Postdoctoral Fellow, Henry Ford Hospital
Obesity Clinical Research
Christina Roberto Yale University Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar, Harvard University