Meet the Needs of Unserved and Underserved Populations
As the United States becomes more multiracial, multiethnic and multilingual, and the world increasingly globalized, there is a growing need for mental health providers to be skilled in the assessment of culturally diverse clients and the delivery of culturally competent clinical services.
The mission of the Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health(CMGMH) is to train, educate, mentor, and prepare a cadre of professionals to address mental health disparities, and serve culturally diverse individuals and communities locally and across the globe. CMGMH is comprised of academic programs at William James College that focus primarily on historically marginalized groups and underserved communities. These programs include the African and Caribbean Mental Health, Asian Mental Health, Global Mental Health, and Latino Mental Health.
As a William James College student, you may be able to pursue one of these college-wide concentrations and participate in co-curriciular learning, field training experiences, summer immersion, and career mentoring with students and faculty from across the College. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
African and Caribbean Mental Health (ACMH) Concentration
The ACMH concentration is designed enhance students’ awareness and knowledge of issues of diversity and cross-cultural considerations in diagnosing, counseling, and treating individuals, families, and groups of Black/African/African-American and Caribbean ancestry.Learn more
Asian Mental Health (AMH) Concentration
This AMH concentration is designed for students who are interested in learning and understanding the historical and socio-cultural context in which Asian subgroups have formed their identities.Learn more
Global Mental Health (GMH) Concentration
The GMH concentration is designed to raise students’ knowledge and awareness of the ways in which mental health inequalities are historically and socially produced, and their understanding of how poverty, racism and social exclusion exert powerful influences on the emotional and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities.Learn more
Latino Mental Health (LMH) Concentration
The LMH concentration is designed for students to acquire greater sensitivity, not just to the role of culture, but also, of economics and other social factors in the developmental, emotional, relational and behavioral aspects pertinent to the mental health of Latinos.Learn more
Meet the Team
Shani Turner, PhD
Director, African and Caribbean Mental Health Concentration
Catherine Vuky, PhD
Director, Asian Mental Health Concentration