Division of Substance Abuse Career Development Programs

Yale Psychotherapy Development Research Center

Consultation and career development.

The Division of Substance Abuse training programs have an outstanding track record of training junior investigators, benefitting from a close affiliation with all predoctoral, postdoctoral, and junior faculty training programs at Yale.

Center trainees are supported through one of several federally supported research training programs within the Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Substance Abuse:

  1. NIDA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Petrakis, Director)
  2. NIAAA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Petrakis, Director)
  3. VA Special Postdoctoral Fellow Program (Sofuoglu, Director)

These three training programs provide 1-2 years of full-time support to obtain experiences and develop skills to become independent researchers in clinical or translational research in substance abuse.

  1. NIDA Clinician Scientist Training Program (Potenza/O’Malley, Directors)
  2. NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) (Mazure, Ball, Directors)

These junior faculty scholar (K12) programs are for clinical and translational researchers in addictive behaviors and provide 3-5 years of support to conduct clinical or translational research under the mentorship of senior faculty investigators.