Allison N Ponce PhD Clin

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Biographical Info

Allison Ponce earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Connecticut in 2003, and completed her postdoctoral training in the Yale Department of Psychiatry before joining the faculty in 2005. She oversees residential and housing services for adults with serious mental illness through the Community Services Network of Greater New Haven, of which she is the Associate Director. Dr. Ponce has research and clinical interests in the role of community based services in recovery from homelessness and mental illness. Another major area of interest is the training and education of psychologists and other mental health professionals. Dr. Ponce supervises psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows and directs a postdoctoral training program focused on homelessness and public sector mental health administration. She coordinates several seminars in the department focused on administration, leadership, and community-based care. Dr. Ponce is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and serves as an internship site visit chair for the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation.


Education & Training

BA
University of Vermont (1998)
Ph.D. Clin
University of Connecticut (2003)
Psychology Predoctoral Internship
Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Yale, Department of Psychiatry  (2003 - 2004)

Honors & Recognition

  • Psychotherapy of Women Award, Society for the Psychology of Women
    American Psychological Association (2013)
  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions as a Supervisor
    Psychology Section, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (2012)
  • Fellow
    Connecticut Psychological Association (2009)
  • Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychology
    Connecticut Psychological Association (2006)

Professional Service

  • American Psychological Association Internship Site Visitor (2009 - on)
  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) (08/04/2012 - 08/01/2015)
  • Chair, American Psychological Association Committee on Early Career Psychologists (01/01/2012 - 12/31/2013)
  • Connecticut Psychological Association, Board of Directors, Secretary (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2013)
  • American Psychological Association Task Force on Homelessness (01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009)

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