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Adult Community Mental Health internship placement honored with Excellence in Training Award

August 16, 2017

At the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention in Washington, DC, held in August 2017, the Adult Community Mental Health and Inpatient Services Training Program of the Connecticut Mental Health Center and Yale Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology was awarded the Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) Section on Serious Mental Illness/Serious Emotional Disturbance Excellence in Training Award.

This competitive award is bestowed on a training program that excels at promoting the recovery model in working with individuals with serious mental illnesses. Program distinctions include a focus on psychosocial rehabilitation and other evidence-based practices, didactic offerings, interdisciplinary work, advocacy, recovery-oriented research and practice, systems-transformation and the inclusion of perspectives of people with lived experience of mental illness.

Erika Carr, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, accepted the award on behalf of the program’s supervising faculty: Thomas Styron, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Allison Ponce, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Rebecca Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Carr.

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on August 16, 2017