Dr. James D. Mendonça PhD, CPsych is a clinical psychologist and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. From 1975 until retirement in 2003 he served as the Director of the Crisis and Relapse Prevention Service at the Psychiatric Hospital and Regional Mental Health Care at St. Thomas, Ontario. He also served as the consulting psychologist at the London InterCommunity Health Centre from 1990 until 2014 and is currently in private practice. Since 1980, he was the founding editor of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Research Bulletin, which was the precursor of Research Insights.
Dr. Mendonça’s research interests resulting in several publications have been in the areas of community mental health and suicidal behaviour, i.e.:
- implementation of pre-trial diversion of mentally ill offenders in rural and urban settings
- effective models in primary care for delivering interventions for mental health crises and emergencies
- interaction of affective impairments, cognitive impairments and motives in suicide proneness.