Allison N Ponce, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center: Outpatient Division | Psychology Section


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. She coordinates several seminars in the department focused on administration, leadership, and community-based care. Dr. Ponce is Secretary 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

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

Honors & Recognition

  • Psychotherapy of Women Award, Society for the Psychology of Women American Psychological Association (2013)

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions as a SupervisorPsychology Section, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (2012)

  • FellowConnecticut Psychological Association (2009)

  • Distinguished Early Career Contribution to PsychologyConnecticut Psychological Association (2006)

Professional Service

  • Board of Directors Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) (2012 - 2015)

  • Chair American Psychological Association Committee on Early Career Psychologists (2012 - 2013)

  • Connecticut Psychological Association, Board of Directors, Secretary (2010 - 2013)

  • American Psychological Association Task Force on Homelessness (2009 - 2009)

  • American Psychological Association Internship Site Visitor (2009)

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Allison N Ponce, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of PsychiatryConnecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06519