• Fastest Growing Job

    Employment of I/O psychologists expected to grow by 53.4% by 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Experiential Education

    Develop Your Career in Psychology with our Experiential Education Model

  • Promising Career Outlook

    US News Ranks “Mental Health Counselor” #38 of top health care jobs

  • Alumni Statistic

    100% of our School Psychology graduates secured a job within 3 months of graduation

  • Latino Mental Health

    Less than 2% of the nation’s psychologists are trained to deliver language and culturally competent mental health care to Spanish speaking people.

Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP®) Concentration

Programs and Support For Our Military Community

The Military and Veteran Psychology Area of Emphasis (MVP®) is a coordinated array of efforts to train culturally competent mental health professionals to provide services to military service members, veterans, and their families. MVP® requires students to complete focused academic coursework (Meeting the Needs of Returning Veterans and SystemsMilitary Families and the Cycle of DeploymentTrauma and the MilitarySubstance Abuse and Addiction in the Military), to participate in 2 years of non-academic personal development activities with other students, to provide relevant direct services through field training, and to conduct research in the areas of military and/or veteran matters.

Our veterans flagship program Train Vets to Treat Vets® (TVTV) is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Veteran Services to train MSPP student veterans to become clinicians effective in working with veteran populations, to outreach to SM/Vets to consider careers in mental health, while simultaneously educating them about the mental health needs of veterans returning from deployment, to create a supportive community for student veterans, family and friends of military personnel, and for those interested in working with veterans and military families. The program also offers state-wide training conferences for mental health professionals to expand awareness of veterans' mental health needs.

The MVP® area of emphasis at William James College is open in its entirety to clinical and counseling psychology students, whether they are veterans or civilians. The coursework associated with this emphasis is also available to organizational and school psychology students who have completed the necessary prerequisites.

Program Components

  • Training students to become clinicians effective in working with veteran populations
  • Providing culturally competent mental health services to veterans and their families
  • Reaching out to veterans to consider careers in mental health
  • Providing a supportive community for student veterans, family and friends of military personal, and for those interested in working with veterans and military families.

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