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    Learn about our Academic Resource Center (ARC)

  • Get Involved

    The Dean of Students’ Office and the Student Coordinating Committee (SCC) work together to promote self-care and community

  • Student Colloquia

    View a sampling of colloquia titles from our Clinical Psychology doctoral students.

Student Leadership and Organizations

The Dean of Students’ Office works with Student Leadership and the student organizations at William James to enrich the college’s community. Through collaboration and support we continue to grow connections in our community. Our office is more than happy to assist students interested in starting a new organization. On this page you can find a list of this year’s registered student groups. As well, below are resources to assist groups in having a successful year, and information on how to start a new organization.

  • Student Group Guidelines:  Information on how to develop, register, and lead a successful student group.
  • Checklist for a Successful Student-Run Event: If your student group  is planning an event, you can use this checklist to ensure you take all the necessary steps to make it a success.  Also, you can always reach out to the Dean of Students office to guide you through the planning of any type of event.
  • Student Leadership Model: Student Leadership at William James College is where student voices are heard and growth is made. If you are interested in how it is structured please feel free to learn more about their structure and responsibilities..

William James College offers a number of student-led organizations.  Organizations are open to all students.

African Latino Asian Native and Arab American - ALANAA


Adetutu Ajibose: adetutu_ajibose@williamjames.edu 
Kwame Dance: kwame_dance@williamjames.edu

ALANAA stands for African American, Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American/Native Alaskan, and Arab American. The ALANAA group is derived from AHANA which was originally started at Boston College in 1979. We took the idea behind AHANA and adjusted it to be more inclusive (and add a little more flavor!) ALANAA is dedicated to celebrating the existing diversity at WJC, promoting greater diversity within the student body, and fostering connections between students whose interests include diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. This group is OUR group. Everyone is welcome to join. Our goal is to bring together the students of color at WJC and those who want to celebrate diversity within WJC. Although this group is a promoting agent for academic and research affairs, we hope to use it as a medium for social networking (and fun!).

Christian Fellowship Group


Tania Jimenez: tania_jimenez@williamjames.edu
Marie Galliotte: marie_galliotte@williamjames.edu

The purpose of the Christian Fellowship group is to provide a warm, loving and supportive atmosphere where fellow Christian believers and individuals who may be interested in the Christian faith can come together to socialize, worship, pray, and encourage each other. 

Clinical Applications of Mindfulness


Susanna Barry: susanna_barry@williamjames.edu
Ayelet Katzelnik: ayelet_katzelnik@williamjames.edu

The purpose of this group is to 1) share information about research, practice, conferences, and funding opportunities related to mindfulness in clinical psychology; 2) create a clearinghouse and convening body for students who use mindfulness as part of their clinical psychology work to share best practices; 3) foster connection with Massachusetts professional organizations, such as the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School; and 4) serve and inform the broader William James community through guest speakers or other professional development opportunities. 

Health Psychology


  • This group is open to all WJC students who are interested in health psychology.
  • This group will strive to be a place for WJC students to connect, build relationships, learn from each other’s experiences and share opportunities in the field of health psychology as they arise.
  • This group will seek to network and build relationships within the community to increase our knowledge and exposure to health professionals throughout the area.
  • This group will aim to participate in philanthropic events as a way to bring awareness, build relationships and show support.

Opioid Crisis and Advocacy


Maegan Kenney: maegan_kenney@williamjames.edu 
Melissa Garboski:  melissa_garboski@williamjames.edu

The Opioid Crisis & Advocacy group’s goal is to bring recovery speakers for our academic community and organize events, like creating a William James College team to participate in sponsored 5k runs.  We also hope to organize community outreach work for students, including involvement with local towns to deliver food to homeless individuals, host addiction/recovery vigils (like "Overcoming Addiction" in Everett, Ma) and initiate programs in local communities to follow individuals who have recently overdosed to offer support and information on addiction recovery.

Rainbow Alliance


Tara Barney: tara_barney@williamjames.edu
Karam Hanna: KARAM_HANNA@williamjames.edu

The Rainbow Alliance at William James College is a group of students, faculty, and staff who want to provide support for one another, engage in LGBTQ advocacy/awareness, and plan events (for either purpose).

School Psychology Social Club


Jackie Dami: JACQUELINE_DAMI@williamjames.edu
Amy Wohler: amy_wohler@williamjames.edu

The purpose of the group is to foster connectedness among cohorts, create opportunities for networking and informal mentoring, and, of course, have fun. Lets also not forget that it would act as a great form of self care!

 Social Justice Student Coalition

Marie Carmaudely L. Galliotte: MARIE_GALLIOTTE@williamjames.edu
Alexandra Adair: Alexandra_Adair@williamjames.edu

The Social Justice Student Coalition (SJSC) at William James college aims to collaborate with and educate our communities on addressing disparities in the systems of those we serve from a mental health perspective. One of the primary visions of SJSC is to create a platform for WJC students who share in the same interest for social justice, to access community organizations and resources through which they can advocate for a particular social cause. In addition, SJSC will focus on building a bridge between the field and the community for the purpose of dissipating evidence-based knowledge that will serve to influence and instigate social changes.

Sports and Psychology


Michelle Jolson: michelle_jolson@williamjames.edu
Laeth Al-Hamdouni: LAETH_AL-HAMDOUNI@williamjames.edu

Do you have an interest in Sports, Psychology, or Sports Psychology?  In this new student group, we hope to touch on all three areas:

  • create WJC team rosters for club sports
  • discuss clinical topics (i.e. performance enhancement techniques, recovering from injuries, visualization, and how to work with athletes in a clinical setting)
  • eview educational material on sports psychology and staying connected with the activities of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology


Student Coordinating Committee


  • William James College's student government where student voices are heard and growth is made.
  • For students interested in making a difference and improving the learning experience

The SCC is comprised of two co-chairs, class representatives, and student representatives to various administrative and school committees that work to represent the voice of the entire student body. The Student Coordinating Committee acts as a vital link in the flow of communication between all the various constituencies within the school. Students serving on the SCC are an integral part of the majority of faculty and administrative committees that exist in the school. Students are provided a voice in much of the decision-making that occurs at William James College and are afforded the opportunity to represent the interest of their peers throughout our community.

The SCC provides a great opportunity to become acquainted with the MSSP community. Becoming involved helps to maintain the consideration of students’ perspectives and needs as well as assuring a sense of community among the students, faculty, and administration. The SCC is also working to establish more student-led groups and to aid in planning additional educational and social activities.

In the meantime, we'd like to introduce you to MyCampus and its various components. On MyCampus you will find access to library information, department documents (registrar, financial aid etc.), and the SCC homepage. There is also a "Student Marketplace" located on MyCampus, where you can list things you'd like to sell (books, furniture, etc), jobs wanted/available, housing and roommate requests, and much more. It’s like William James College’s version of “Craigslist.” This is a great way to become familiar with some of the other things that our community has to offer.

William James Military Community


Michael McGrath: Michael_McGrath@williamjames.edu
Kelly Main: Kelly_Main@williamjames.edu

The WJC Military Community (MC) is comprised of Veterans, Military-affiliated students, non Military-affiliated students, faculty, and staff. Its mission is to provide support, information and resources to students throughout the pursuit of graduate-level academic and clinical training. A healthy Military Community is an essential component of providing peer support and cultural competency to the larger social fabric of William James College. This will be accomplished by providing education pertaining to Military/Veteran related issues to the greater WJC community, as well as community service, and advocacy. Veterans, Service Members, and Military families (specifically spouses and children, as well as extended family members) have equal emphasis within the Military Community. Additionally, support does not end with the classroom - the WJC Military Community seeks to provide support for fellow students who face the realities of service in the modern era: deployment, transition to and from Military service, and reintegration.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education