Yann B Poncin MD

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center

Research Interests

Child and adolescent psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Individual therapy; Parent guidance for a range of emotional and behavioral concerns


Research Summary

Dr. Poncin currently has administrative, leadership, and clinical responsibilities with Outpatient Clinical Services, including In-Home Intensive Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Service, Multidimensional Family Therapy, and the Child Study Center Outpatient Clinic. He formerly held Medical Directorships for the Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service (aka Winnie One) and the Child Psychiatric Consultation Service to the Pediatric Emergency Department for Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. Other roles have included consultation to parents and schools for educational needs, and consultation with juvenile justice and extended day treatment services. Dr. Poncin views the developmental course of children and adults as shaped by the interactions over time of biological vulnerability, individual psychology, family function, and environment. His interest and experience are in the care of individuals and their families who present with complex psychosocial distress across multiple domains.


Selected Publications

  • Thomas PK, Poncin YP. Psychopharmacology for the Boards. Oxford University Press, New York, NY 2011
  • Poncin Y.B., Thomas, P.K. Lewis's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review: 1400 Questions to Help You Pass the Boards. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.
  • Poncin Y.B., Westphal A., Scahill L.S. Miscellaneous Psychopharmacological Agents. In Dulcan M, editor. American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 4th ed., Washington, DC, 2009.
  • Poncin Y.B. & Woolston J. Wraparound Services, Systems of Care. In Dulcan M, editor. American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 4th ed., Washington, DC, 2009.
  • Poncin, Y.B. & Geyser B. Creation of a Virtual Crisis Intervention Unit to Reduce Emergency Department Overcrowding. Blue ribbon poster presentation at National Association of Children's Hospital's and Related Institutions, 2008.
  • Poncin Y.B. Comprehensive Review for Psychiatry Boards. Tampi R, editor. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Washington, DC, 2008.

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