Janis Tondora, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Program for Recovery & Community Health
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
319 Peck Street, Bldg. One
New Haven, CT 06513
Role in Program:
Project Director, Person Centered Planning Implementation Grant
Member, PRCH Leadership Group
My interests focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of services that promote self-determination, recovery, and community inclusion among individuals with serious behavioral health disorders. In addition to my role at PRCH, I work closely with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to promote the transfer of academic research into the public-sector behavioral health system. I am involved in coordinating a number of statewide training, technical assistance, and consultation initiatives regarding the provision of recovery-oriented care, person-centered planning, and best-practice employment supports. In this capacity, I have collaborated with PRCH faculty and DMHAS leadership to develop a series of practice guidelines, program standards, and recovery-specific provider competencies. Most recently, I have been a steering committee member of the SAMHSA National Consensus-Building Initiative on Person-Centered Care. Prior to my involvement in behavioral health, I worked as a consultant providing services to public and private agencies, school districts, families, and individuals with disabilities. These services were designed to promote the full inclusion of individuals in all aspects of classroom and community life—an objective that remains at the core of my current work in behavioral health.
Getting dirty in my garden, getting dirty with my kids, and getting dirty playing soccer – all of which I love (and NEED) to do on a very regular basis!