Yale University

The Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is a research, policy, training and education, and consultation program with more than twenty years of experience in the areas of citizenship, recovery and recovery-oriented care, peers (persons in recovery) as staff and researchers, community-based participatory research, homelessness, and public mental health care reform.

Lead:

Michael Rowe, Ph.D., Co-Director of PRCH, is an internationally leading researcher on citizenship as a framework for the social inclusion of people with mental illnesses. He also has an expertise in qualitative research and ethnography and CBPR.

Team:

Larry Davidson, Ph.D., Director of PRCH, is an internationally renowned researcher on personal and social recovery with extensive experience in mental health policy development and implementation and in qualitative/phenomenological research methods and CBPR.

 

Janis Tondora, Psy.D., PRCH Director of Training and Education, is a renowned trainer-educator and researcher in the areas of recovery and person-centred planning.

 

Chyrell Bellamy, Ph.D., M.S.W., PRCH Director of Peer Services  and Research, is a national and international leader in peer services and research and training and in qualitative research and CBPR.

 

 

Maria E. Restrepo-Toro, BNS, M.S. is a National and International recovery-oriented trainer-educator in the areas of Latino Behavioral Health, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Person-Centered Recovery Planning. Maria has a unique expertise in developing culturally appropriate recovery-oriented training materials designed to bring hope and to empower people and their families.