Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP) Area of Emphasis
Programs and Support For Our Military Community
The Military and Veteran Psychology concentration seeks to train mental health professionals to provide services to military service members, veterans, and their families. The program welcomes students from all backgrounds both civilian and military. It is designed for students who want to work with the military and veteran population, and their families. William James College provides a supportive learning community for student veterans, family and friends of military personnel, and for those interested in working with veterans and military families.
The MVP concentration requires students to: complete focused academic coursework, participate in 2 years of non-academic personal and professional development activities with other students, provide relevant direct services through field training, and conduct research in the areas of military and/or veteran matters.
The MVP concentration at William James College is open in its entirety to students enrolled in a PsyD in Clinical Psychology or the on-campus MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The coursework associated with this concentration is also available to all eligible graduate students, whether or not they are enrolled in the concentration.
William James College is a proud signatory of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Principles of Excellence.
Military and veteran students can choose to also participate in the Train Vets to Treat Vets® (TVTV)program, which is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Veteran Services. The TVTV program offers a supportive community for our military and veteran community as well as mentorship. Students in the TVTV program work alongside William James College faculty to develop community programming and to conduct research. These are paid positions.
- Training students to become clinicians effective in working with veteran populations
- Providing culturally competent mental health services to veterans and their families
- Providing a supportive community for student veterans, family and friends of military personnel, and for those interested in working with veterans and military families.