Concentrations and Areas of Emphasis
At William James College, we are proud to offer four concentrations to all of our graduate students.
The Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health (CMGMH) aims to be a preeminent academic, clinical training, and research center in promoting social justice and addressing mental health disparities among disenfranchised populations in the U.S. and abroad. CMGMH is comprised of academic programs at William James College that focus primarily on historically marginalized groups and underserved communities. These programs include:
- Latino Mental Health Program (LMHP)
- African and Caribbean Mental Health (ACMH) Program
- Global Mental Health (GMH) Program
Our Military and Veterans Psychology (MVP) program is a coordinated array of efforts to train culturally competent mental health professionals to provide services to military service members, Veterans, and their families. Learn more about our MVP concentration for students interested in working with a military and Veteran population.
Clinical Psychology students can choose to specialize in one of five areas in addition to the four college-wide concentrations above.
- Children & Families of Adversity & Resilience (declared in application for admission)
- Forensic Psychology (applied for in year two)
- Geropsychology (applied for in year two)
- Health Psychology (applied for in year two)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling students can choose to specialize in one of four areas of emphasis in addition to the four college-wide concentrations above.
- Couples & Family Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Forensic & Correctional Counseling
- Health & Behavioral Medicine
School Psychology students can choose to specialize in Children & Families of Adversity & Resilience (CFAR) in addition to the college-wide concentrations above.
Students may enroll in more than one Major Area of Study and/or Area of Emphasis. Students who are interested should consult with their academic advisor and the concentration directors to discuss options for completing the required curricula.
Students who are not completing a concentration but are interested in the courses offered may enroll in them as an elective on a space available basis.
All students enrolled in a concentration are required to complete courses in a traditional in-person format. Thus, students in blended or online programs should take this into consideration prior to enrolling.
For more detailed information, consult our Cross-Departmental Concentrations Handbook.