Graduate Certificate in Crisis Response and Behavioral Health

Counseling and Behavioral Health

Learn how to respond more safely and effectively to individuals in crisis.

The first-of-its kind credentialing tool for arrest diversion, offering cutting-edge education and training for law enforcement and mental health clinicians working in partnership. Our Graduate Certificate in Crisis Response and Behavioral Health (CRBH) will help guide police and clinicians to defuse situations before force is needed and will provide intensive, skills-based coaching on responding to dynamic, complex, and evolving situations.

Our Philosophy, Your Experience

We believe that the best learning comes from integrating classroom knowledge with hands-on experience. Your education is enriched by a curriculum that combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice, and we emphasize the development of professionals, like you, who are committed to the ethical provisions of quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations.

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First Response, First Center of Its Kind

William James College launches Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Health offering graduate certification as well as the first practical interdisciplinary co-response training program housed within an academic institution in the country for police and clinicians, to gain over 150 hours of critical mental health and substance-use-related crisis response training.

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Crisis Response and Behavioral Health Department Presents at Forensic Day

On October 14, 2022, the Center for Crisis Reponse and Behavioral Health (CRBH) had the opportunity to present at William James College Forensic Day, which featured presentations, interactive panels, and a career fair related to working with law enforcement and the courts.

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Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Health at the International Association of Chiefs of Police

Bonnie Cuccaro, Associate Director of the Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Health, had the opportunity to represent William James College at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas.

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