Faculty: Jill Betz Bloom, PhD

Jill Bloom

Jill Betz Bloom, PhD

Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Director, Global Mental Health Concentration

Co-Director, Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health

Faculty, African and Caribbean Mental Health Concentration

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Work Space 205C
Degree Institution
PhD Boston College
MA Boston College
AB University of California


  • History and Systems
  • Diversity and Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Introduction to Global Mental Health
  • Gender Theory
  • Women’s Psychology
  • Global Mental Health: Program Development and Evaluation

Research and Practice Interests

  • Human Trafficking
  • Global Gender Violence
  • Transnational Feminism
  • Refugee Resettlement and Social Emotional Health
  • Social and Cultural History of Diagnosis
  • Psychology of Climate Change

Professional Licenses and Certifications

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


  • Mintz Endowed Chair, MSPP, 2004-2006
  • Sabbatical, spring 2011

Publications and Presentations

  • 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.
  • The Impact of U.S. Temporary Protective Status Policy Upon Haitian Families and Communities, Chicago. August 8-11, 2019
  • Symposium: Human Trafficking: Vulnerable Populations, International Council of Psychology, Cadiz Spain. June 10-14, 2019
  • 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

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair, APA Committee of International Relations in Psychology (CIRP), 2020
  • Board of Advisors, Fakilte nan Travay Sosyal ak Jistis Sosyal (Faculty of Social Work and Social Justice, Universite Episcopale D'Haiti, Port au Prince, Haiti, 2019 -
  • Editorial Board, International Perspective in Psychology, Research, Practice, Consultation, 2019 -
  • Chair, International Women's Committee, APA Division 52 (International), 2018-2020
  • Board Member, APA Division 52 (International), 2018 - 2020
  • Journal Reviewer: International Psychology Bulletin; Journal of Social and Political Psychology; Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology; Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice; Journal of Religion and Health; and book reviewer for Women’s Psychological Quarterly.

Prior Experience

  • Member, Boston Haitian Mental Health Network
  • Co-Chair, Massachusetts Psychological Association Committee on Ethnic and Minority Affairs (CEMA), 2008 – 2011
  • APA, Division 52 (international) Task Force on Sex Trafficking, 2012-2014.

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 Involvement

  • Haiti Service Learning Immersion Program, Association des Paysans des Vallue, 2015- , Universite de Haiti workshops, 2013; Hope on A String, Child Flower, Arcahaie, 2014
  • Guyana Service Learning Immersion Program, 2017
  • Boston Food Bank
  • Coordinator, MFA/WJC Film Series – 2011- present