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 is the Director of Education at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC). 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 Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC) and serves as an internship site visit chair for the American Psychologist Association’s Commission on Accreditation.