Thomas Styron PhD, Clinical Psychology

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Psychology Training, Adult Community Mental Health Services, CMHC; Executive Director, Community Services Network of Greater New Haven

Biographical Info

Dr. Styron earned his BA (English, 1981) and MA (Political Science, 1986) from Columbia University and his PhD (Clinical Psychology, 1997) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. From 1982 to 1990, he held a variety of leadership positions with the New York Coalition for the Homeless, the National Coalition for the Homeless, HELP, Inc., and the Association to Benefit Children, which he co-founded. Dr. Styron completed his postgraduate training at Yale University, based at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) and the Student Counseling Service. He served as Executive Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation in 1998 and then joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry as an Assistant Professor in 1999 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. In addition to senior leadership roles at CMHC, Dr. Styron is Executive Director of the Community Services Network of Greater New Haven, a collaborative of 18 community-based not-for-profit organizations which provide a broad array of integrated community supports for individuals with serious mental illness and for which CMHC is lead agency. Dr. Styron is also Director of Psychology Training for CMHC's outpatient and inpatient services. is a Fellow at Branford College, a Freshman Faculty Advisor and serves on the Admissions Committee for the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Styron’s research and teaching focuses on best practices in the area of recovery-oriented care for individuals with serious mental illnesses.

Education & Training

Columbia College (1981)
Columbia University (1986)
University of Massachusetts (1995)
Ph.D. Clin
University of Massachusetts (1997)

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