Michelle Silva, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Director, Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System

Biographical Info

As a licensed clinical psychologist based at the Hispanic Clinic of the CT Mental Health Center, I work with a multidisciplinary team of bilingual and bicultural psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and case managers in the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services for the Spanish-speaking Latino community of greater New Haven. Most recently, and with the development of the Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System, we have been able to not only expand access to recovery-oriented clinical and social rehabilitation services to the growing Latino community of south central CT, but also offer ongoing professional training and consultation on Latino mental health issues to regional direct service providers and administrators. Areas of professional interest include: the development of culturally congruent behavioral health service systems for Latino communities; child/adolescent/family therapy; immigration and acculturation; and professional training and supervision on Latino mental health issues.


Education & Training

M.A.
University of Hartford (2003)
Psy.D.
University of Hartford (2005)

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Supervision, Psychology Section, 2010-2011
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine 
  • Health Leadership Fellow, Class of 2011
    Connecticut Health Foundation 
  • Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychology, 2009
    Connecticut Psychological Association 
  • Postdoctoral Minority Fellowship Program, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, 2006
    American Psychological Association 

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