Christopher Cutter, PhD

Assitant Clinical Professor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Chronic Pain and Recover Center, Silver Hill Hospital; Clinic Director, Pain Treatment Services, APT Foundation

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center

Psychotherapy Development Center


Dr. Cutter is a clinician researcher whose focus is on evidence-based therapeutic interventions associated with substance abuse and chronic pain. He serves as a research supervisor and course instructor for the Department of Psychiatry, including the Child Study Center, and Division of Substance Abuse. He precepts Yale School of Medicine psychiatry and psychology fellows on the application of cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches to chronic pain and opiate dependence. Dr. Cutter currently serves as the director of Silver Hill Hospital's Chronic Pain and Recovery Center, and clinic director of the Pain Treatment Services at the APT Foundation.

Education & Training

PhD Northeastern University (2007)
MA University of Southern California, Psychology/ Marriage and Family Therapy (2002)
BA California State University, Long Beach, Psychology (1998)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction Medicine Yale School of Medicine
Clinical Research Fellow Harvard Medical School/ McLean Hospital
Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Intern Harvard Medical School/ McLean Hospital
Psychology Extern Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
Neuropsychology Extern Northeastern University
Psychology Extern McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School

Honors & Recognition

  • Beck Institute Scholar The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2013)

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Travel Award National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and American Psychological Association Divisions 28 (Psychopharmacology and Drug Abuse) and 50 (Addictions) (2011)

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Psychotherapy Development Center Pilot Project Grant (2010)

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Junior Investigator Travel Award (2010)

Professional Service

  • Yale University (2014 - 2016) Acting Assistant Dean

  • Ezra Stiles College, Yale University (2012) College Academic Fellow

  • American Psychological Association, Division 12 (2012 - 2015) Board Member

  • Yale University Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (2010) Faculty Advisor

  • Yale University Native American Cultural Center (2009) Board Member

  • American Psychological Association, Division 12, Section 10 (2009 - 2010) President

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Contact Info

Christopher Cutter, PhD
Patient Care Location
Silver Hill Hospital
208 Valley Road

New Canaan, CT 06840
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Office Location
Silver Hill Hospital
208 Valley Road

New Canaan, CT 06840
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Mailing Address
495 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519