Jill Bloom Jill Betz Bloom, PhD

jill_bloom@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Department
  • Co-Director, Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health
  • Director, Global Mental Health Concentration

Degrees

  • PhD, MA, Boston College
  • AB, University of California, Santa Cruz

Teaching

  • History and Systems
  • Social Bases of Behavior
  • Diversity and Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Introduction to Global Mental Health
  • Gender Theory
  • Women’s Psychology

Research and Practice Interests

  • Human Trafficking
  • Global Gender Violence
  • Transnational Feminism
  • Refugee Resettlement and Social Emotional Health

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MA
  • Certificate, Global Mental Health: Trauma & Recovery, Harvard Program In Refugee Trauma, Orvieto, Italy

Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications

La Roche, M., Bloom, J, (in press). Examining the Effectiveness of the Cultural Formulation Interview with Young Children: A Clinical Illustration

Bloom, J. B. (work in progress). Chapter author on Transnational Feminism in book, From International to Transnational: Transforming the Psychology of Women. Book Editors: Lynn H. Collins, Ph.D., Sayaka Machizawa, Psy.D., and Joy K. Rice, Ph.D.

Sidun, N., Bloom, J. (2013) Sex Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and Women’s Sexuality. In: Castaneda. D. (Ed.) An Essential Handbook of Women’s Sexuality. Praeger Press.

Recent Presentations

Symposium: Community Approaches to Cultural Diversity, Crime, and Disaster Response. Paper: Global Mental Health: Approaches to Haitian Mental Health. International Congress of Psychology (ICP). July 24-28, 2016, Yokohama, Japan

Symposium: Transnational Feminism: An Expanded Perspective on Global Violence Against Women. Paper: Gender Violence: A Violation of Women’s Rights. Association of Women in Psychology (AWP), Pittsburgh, PA, March 3-6, 2016

Workshop Facilitator, Summit: From International to Transnational: Transforming the Psychology of Women. APA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, August 2015

Paper: Engendering New Roles for Women to Counter Human Rights Abuses and to Promote Gender Equality. Symposium: From Gender Violence to Gender Equality: International Perspectives on Gender, Trauma and Peace. APA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, August 2015

Paper: What is Global Mental Health? Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health Inaugural Conference, Crossing Borders: Meeting the Needs of Refugees and Immigrants from Across the Globe. William James College, Newton MA, June 2015.

Paper: From Gender Violence to Gender Equality: Social Justice Across Cultures, Association of Women in Psychology (AWP), San Francisco, California, May, 2015

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Co-Director, Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health
  • Director, Global Mental Health Concentration

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, APA; Division 52, International Psychology
  • Society of Inter-American Psychology
  • Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture
  • Fellow, Psychology of the Other Institute, Boston College

Community Engagement

  • Haitian Mental Health Network, Boston,
  • MA Haitian Service Learning Immersion Program , Port au Prince, Universite de Haiti workshops, 2013; Hope on A String, Child Flower, Arcahaie, 2014; Community Workshops, Petit-Goâve, 2015; Community Workshops, Petit-Goâve, 2016
  • Guyana Service Learning Immersion Program, 2017
  • Boston Food Bank
  • Coordinator, MFA/WJC Film Series – 2011- present