Centers and Services
Learn How We're Educating and Engaging With the Community
William James College is home to several Academic and Research Centers of Excellence that house academic programs and research opportunities. We offer direct services to the community, by appointment, contract, or referral. Learn more about our services.
Academic and Research Centers
Our Centers of Excellence explore pressing concerns in the world of mental healthcare, from the individual level to the larger systems in which challenges are embedded. Our Centers advance research and promote coursework, host guest speakers, and advance community-based projects. As a student, by engaging with our Centers, you gain foundational skills as a generalist or highly-trained specialist, in areas that address important societal needs.
Center for Workforce Development
Center for Alcohol and Drug Education in Psychology Training
Center for Crisis Response and Behaviorial Health
Center for Children, Families, and the Law
Center for Multicultural Global Mental Health
Center for Psychological Science
Human Trafficking Community Research Hub
International Association for Firesetting Intervention, Research, and Education
Lucero Center for Latino Mental Health
Military and Veterans Mental Health
Services for the Community
Our passion for serving our community in practical, high-impact ways is realized through our targeted service centers. In addition to providing clients with much-needed resources, treatment, and support, each service center provides invaluable opportunities for our students to gain hands-on clinical experience and to deepen their skills in their future area of practice.
Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools (BHELS)
Child and Family Forensic Evaluation Service
Court Ordered High Conflict Parenting Class
Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation
Interface Referral Service
Juvenile Court Clinics
Independent Qualified Examiner/Community Access Board
New Moms Support Groups
Youth and Family Psychotherapy Services
Read About Our Impact
Faculty, students, and community members connected to our Centers and Services have a significant impact on the greater community.
Meet Felicia Agbanyo, a student in the Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Human Services completion program.Read More
The first-of-its-kind service-learning program was created to address a shortage of skilled workers in the behavioral health field by creating a pipeline of competitively paid, culturally informed entry-level professionals. Meet three of the original cohorts.Read More
Peace Corps Inspired Program Encourages Young People to Pursue Mental Health Careers
Workforce inititives like the Behavioral Health Service Corps℠ (BHSC) are designed to attract new and emerging talent to work in behavioral healthcare, and provide supportive pathways.Read More