David Carlson, MD

David Carlson, MD

Psychiatry New Haven, CT

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

Office Address

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  • 255 Bradley St
    New Haven, CT 06510
    Phone: (203) 562-5579
    Fax: (203) 458-7157

Dr. Carlson's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Psychiatry: General Psychiatry
  • Clinical Interests: Depression; Psychopharmacology; Anxiety Disorders; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalytic Theory; Psychoanalysis; Medical Education

Dr. Carlson's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Training and Supervising AnalystWestern New England Institute for Psychoanalysis
    Instructor (1980-Present); Chairman, Education Committee (1989-1998); Secretary, Education Committee (1982-1989)
  • ConsultantPsychoanalytic Institute of New England East
    on Training Analyst appointments
  • ConsultantNew York University Psychoanalytic Institute
    on Training Analyst appointments
  • TreasurerThe Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies
    Princeton, NJ
    Trustee (1999-Present)
  • Clinical Professor of PsychiatryYale University School of Medicine
    Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (1976-2002); Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (1968-1976); Associate Medical Director, Yale Psychiatric Institute (1964-1968); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (1964-1968); N.I.M.H. Career Teaching Fellow, Department of Psychiatry (1964-1966); Instructor in Psychiatry (1962-1964)
  • ConsultantBoston Psychoanalytic Institute
    on Training Analyst appointments
  • ConsultantAmerican Psychoanalytic Association
  • LecturerYale University School of Nursing
  • Psychiatric ConsultantWest Haven VA Hospital
    Psychiatric Consultant (1966-1968)
  • Psychiatric ConsultantYale Psychiatric Institute
  • FacultyConnecticut District Branch program for Internists and General practitioners
  • Psychiatric ConsultantConnecticut Valley Hospital
    Middletown, CT
  • Psychiatric ConsultantConnecticut Junior Republic
    Litchfield, CT
  • Attending PhysicianYale-New Haven Hospital
    Psychiatric Consultant, Medical Social Services (1964-1967); Assistant/Associate Physician-in-Charge, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic (1962-1964)

Dr. Carlson's Education & Medical Training

  • Yale-New Haven HospitalYale-New Haven HospitalResidency, Psychiatry
  • VA Medical Center (West Haven CT)VA Medical Center (West Haven CT)Residency, Psychiatry
  • Erie County Medical CenterErie County Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year
  • Yale Univ Sch of MedYale University School of MedicineMedical School
  • Bowdoin CollegeBowdoin CollegeOther Training, A.B.

Dr. Carlson's Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical LicenseCT State Medical License1961 - 2015

    Dr. Carlson's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Western New England Psychoanalytic SocietyFoundersTeaching AwardWestern New England Psychoanalytic Society, 2012
    • American College of PsychoanalysisFellowAmerican College of Psychoanalysis, 1990-2009

    Dr. Carlson's Publications & Presentations

    Journal Articles

    • Review of Listening to the Melody of the Mind: The Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. By Rima Brauer and Gerald Faris.Carlson, D., Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1/1/2009
    • Western New England Institute: the First Fifty Years.Carlson, D., Free Associations, 1/1/2003
    • Free-swinging attention.Carlson, D., Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 1/1/2002
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    Books/Book Chapters

    • The Phenothiazines: A course of programmed instruction
      Carlson, D.
      Editors: .Basic Systems, New York
    • Adrenal Steroids: A course of programmed instruction.
      Carlson, D.
      Editors: .Basic Systems, New York


    • Further remarks on the impact of Jean Cocteau’s OrpheusCarlson, D, New York, 1/1/1991
    • Imagery in Jean Cocteau’s OrpheusCarlson, D, Western New England Institute, New York, 1/1/1990


    • The Ending of Psychotherapy Supervision5/1/2012
    • Kravis on “The analyst’s hatred of analysis”1/1/2012
    • The Writings of Bertram Lewin. with syllabus1/1/2011
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    • Glial changes in traumatic purulent meningoencephalitides M.D. ThesisCarlson, D.

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