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Allison Ponce, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Allison Ponce, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Connecticut Mental Health Center

    34 Park Street

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



Allison Ponce earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Connecticut and completed her postdoctoral training in the Yale Department of Psychiatry before joining the faculty. She is the Director of Education and Co-Chief Wellness Officer at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. Dr. Ponce has research, administrative, and clinical interests in public mental health, particularly with regard to serious mental illness and homelessness. Another major area of focus is the education and training of psychologists and other mental health professionals. Dr. Ponce supervises psychology fellows and coordinates several seminars focused on administration, leadership, and community-based care. Dr. Ponce is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Chair of the APA's BEA/BPA Task Force on Doctoral Competencies, Immediate Past-Chair of APA's Policy and Planning Board, Past-Chair 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 APA's Commission on Accreditation. She was recently appointed Associate Editor of the APA journal Psychological Services.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine (2004)
  • PhD
    University of Connecticut (2003)
  • Psychology Predoctoral Internship
    Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology (Boston VA) (2003)
  • BA
    University of Vermont (1998)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican Psychological Association2022
Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the Public InterestConnecticut Psychological Association2018
Paul Nelson AwardCouncil of Chairs of Training Councils2018
Friend of the Association of Psychology Training ClinicsAssociation of Psychology Training Clinics2018
Citation from the American Psychological Association of Graduate StudentsAmerican Psychological Association of Graduate Students2017
Leadership in Education AwardAmerican Psychological Association Division of Psychologists in Public Service2016
Consumer Advocate AwardThe Connection, Inc.2015
Psychotherapy of Women AwardAmerican Psychological Association Society for the Psychology of Women2013
Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions as a SupervisorPsychology Section, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine2012
FellowConnecticut Psychological Association2009
Distinguished Early Career Contribution to PsychologyConnecticut Psychological Association2006

Professional Service

American Psychological Association BEA/BPA Task Force on Doctoral CompetenciesChair2021 - Present
Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Scientific Review CommitteeCommittee Member2021 - Present
Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Standards and Review CommitteeCommittee Member2021 - Present
American Psychological Association Policy and Planning BoardBoard Member2019 - 2021
Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)Chair2016 - 2018
Yale School of MedicineFaculty Advisory Council2015 - 2019
Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)Board of Directors2012 - Present
American Psychological Association Committee on Early Career PsychologistsChair2012 - 2013
American Psychological Association Committee on Early Career PsychologistsChairperson2012
Connecticut Psychological Association, Board of Directors, Secretary2010 - 2013
American Psychological Association Task Force on Homelessness2009
American Psychological Association Internship Site Visitor (Chair)2009 - Present

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