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Torello, Rachel (full)
Arts & Sciences
Harugari Hall

    At a young age I became extremely interested in exploring what makes people who they are. Are we simply a product of our brain activity, or is there more to our individual experiences? Who decides what is “normal?” How much does culture influence our personalities? My search for answers naturally generated more questions, and I found myself knee-deep in the field of clinical psychology. In my work, I have provided psychotherapy to adults struggling with addiction, combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, individuals with chronic mental illness, and college students. These experiences have greatly informed my teaching, and I carry them with me into the classroom. I invite students to generate their own questions about human psychology, and I offer the opportunity to grapple with the answers together.  


    Clinical Training

    Pre-doctoral Fellowship                                Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

    Post-doctoral Fellowship              Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

    Research Psychotherapist            The University of Chicago, Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory

                                                                    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry


    Psy.D. Clinical Psychology             The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    M.A. Clinical Psychology                The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    B.A. Psychology                             Quinnipiac University


    The Enterprise of Psychiatric Diagnosis: A critical review with a focus on the Psychodynamic

    Diagnostic Manual

    Professional Affiliations and Memberships

    The American Psychological Association (APA)

    APA Division 39 (Division of Psychoanalysis)

    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (Board Member)