Janice LeBel, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Janice LeBel is a licensed, Board-Certified Psychologist with more than thirty years’ experience in the public
sector working primarily in mental health but also with child welfare, juvenile justice, and intellectual and
developmental disability populations. She oversees a statewide system of inpatient and secure residential care for children and adolescents.
Dr. LeBel leads the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health’s’ nationally-recognized Restraint/Seclusion (R/S) Prevention Initiative and an Interagency Initiative with the same focus involving child-serving state agencies (7) and the public and private special education schools in the state. She is a founding member of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors’ Office of Technical Assistance Center’s teaching faculty, co-authored an evidenced-based curriculum on R/S Prevention, and works to implement trauma-informed care and R/S prevention efforts throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. LeBel has provided expert testimony at Congressional Briefings and legal proceedings. She has researched and published on seclusion and restraint-related issues and presented at many national and international forums. Dr. LeBel also serves as a peer reviewer for several journals.