Dr. Davis is Clinical Director, Center for Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and has been on the faculty of the Yale Medical School since 1975. He has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapies as well as in psychodynamic treatment. He has been conducting DBT therapy with individuals and in groups since 1995 and has been a trainer with Marsha Linehan's national organization, Behavioral Tech. He has worked with the full spectrum of psychological disorders in adults and adolescents in multiple settings including hospitals, a child and adolescent residential treatment facility and in multiple outpatient settings including college counseling centers. He served as Clinical Director of Lynwood, and Living Free, substance abuse treatment programs for adolescents and adults. He has provided program development consultation to multiple state agencies and schools and has conducted DBT workshops nationally. He holds a Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders from the American Psychological Association. A licensed psychologist, he received his M.S., M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is a Fellow and Past President of the CT Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Dr. Rakfeldt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with abundant clinical experience in various contexts with adolescents, adults, families and couples. He is Professor of Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University Medical School. He also serves as a clinical consultant and conducts seminars and colloquia at various community mental health agencies. Dr. Rakfeldt has over forty publications, primarily dealing with mental health and substance use issues. In addition, he has presented at over ninety regional, national, and international conferences primarily in the areas of mental health and substance abuse. Dr. Rakfeldt has advanced certification and/or training in multiple cognitive behavioral therapies including Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as training in Jungian Depth Psychology. A core component of Dr. Rakfeldt’s clinical practice often involves the use of Mindfulness techniques which involve clearing and centering exercises based on Eastern Contemplative Practices.
Ms. Vono is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University and completed a Post-Graduate Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In addition, she has specialized post graduate training in Family Therapy from the Family Institute of Cambridge as well as extensive training in group therapy and psychodrama. Ms. Vono has worked with the full spectrum of psychological disorders in adults and adolescents in multiple settings including hospitals and outpatient. She has served as a Clinical Director in a community mental health center and has directed a variety of Intensive Outpatient Programs including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse.
Dr. Kober received her PhD in Psychology from Columbia University in 2009, with a focus on Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Since then, she completed a respecialization in Clinical Psychology with a focus on cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Her practica and internship training included Yale New Haven Hospital’s DBT service (and Yale’s Continuing Care Clinic), Shoreline Psychological Services, and Families on the Line. She has also completed trauma-specific treatments including prolonged exposure (PE), DBT-PE, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Dr. Kober is an Associate Professor at Yale University, where she is the Director of the Clinical & Affective Neuroscience Lab. Her research focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying emotion regulation strategies, and treatments for psychopathology (e.g., substance use disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, and borderline personality disorder). Additional research focuses on the effects and neural mechanisms underlying mindfulness meditation and acceptance-based practices. In both areas, she has published extensively and has given national and international talks.
Dr. Cossuto received her doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University in 2006. She is currently attending Fielding Graduate University and is respecializing her degree to Clinical Psychology. Dr. Cossuto has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, as well as extensive training in group therapy. She uses a variety of therapeutic and clinical techniques, tailoring her interventions to meet the individual needs of her clients. Dr. Cossuto works with those struggling with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, hoarding disorder, self-harming behavior, personality disorders, and addiction. Before working at The Center for Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Dr. Cossuto was a clinician at Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital’s (YNHPH) Adult Intensive Outpatient Program DBT for Substance Use Disorders (DBT-SUD). Dr. Cossuto also owns a professional organizing business in which she specializes in helping those with hoarding challenges and issues related to chronic disorganization and offers home visits to further exposure techniques and treatment.
Deborah Everhart is a licensed psychologist. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and completed her internship in Clinical Psychology ate Yale University Medical School. For many years she was the Counseling Director at the University of New Haven and a Clinical Supervisor in the Yale University Psychology Department.
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