About Dr. Chardavoyne

Dr. Chardavoyne is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver and is a Psychiatrist at EDCare (formerly Eating Disorder Center of Denver). He previously had a private practice of Psychiatry. Additionally, he formerly was the Medical Director of the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was also a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor at the Yale School of Nursing. Additionally, he was a Medical Director for The Yale-New Haven Hospital Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programs Clinic in Hamden, CT. He graduated from the University of Rochester and then earned his M.D. from Upstate Medical University. He completed his training in psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver, where he also served as Chief Resident of Outpatient Psychiatry at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He then finished a fellowship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy at the Yale University Department of Psychiatry. Since 2012 he has undergone supervision by Dr. Frank Yeomans in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy. While affiliated with Yale University, he co-founded the Yale Philosophy and Psychiatry Group. In 2013 the Connecticut Psychiatric Society awarded him the Roger Coleman Memorial Award Service to Patients for responding after the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Dr. Chardavoyne's expertise is treating patients with personality disorders, dissociative disorders, people with significant histories of chronic childhood maltreatment, or those patients who consider themselves or who have been labeled as "difficult to treat."  He is also interested in teaching Transference-Focused Psychotherapy. Moreover, Dr. Chardavoyne appreciates the impact that the difficulties of patients with personality disorders can have on their loved ones. Therefore, for four years he voluntarily co-led Family Connections groups for the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. This is a 12-week program for the relatives of loved ones with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Commitment to Inclusivity and Diversity

Dr. John Chardavoyne values the importance of acceptance. He believes that all persons are created equal and that people are endowed with certain unalienable rights, including freedom, treatment with dignity and respect, and the pursuit of meaningful lives, regardless of the color of a person's skin, what (or whether) a person chooses to worship, someone's physical limitations, gender and gender identity, where a person was born, citizenship status, sexual orientation, the extent of a person's poverty or wealth, or any other way in which a person might be viewed as different or as an "other".

Dr. Chardavoyne appreciates the pain and suffering that can be experienced by being perceived and treated as the "other" – personally and systemically through explicit and implicit racism, sexism, homophobia, nativism, classism, and other forms of oppression and discrimination. He advocates for a world that is just and compassionate, one that honors differences and praises genuine connection between people.

Dr. Chardavoyne and a colleague

Dr. Chardavoyne and a colleague finalize a presentation on antipsychotic medications.