Teaching Faculty Fellow: Lucas Silva, PsyD

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Lucas Silva, PsyD

Teaching Faculty Fellow, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department


Dr. Luca Silva is an alum of William James College's MA in Clinical Mental Health Program and the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. He has accumulated considerable clinical training experiences with (1) imprisoned individuals, (2) adults with opioid use disorders and intellectual disabilities as well as (3) college students, children, and adolescents including justice-involved youth. He is also trained in motivational interviewing techniques.

Dr. Silva has gained substantial teaching experiences over the past six years including his role as a teaching assistant for Psychopathology, Research and Program Evaluation, and Career Counseling courses. Furthermore, for five years, he has served as a writing tutor and workshop facilitator for graduate students.

Dr. Silva will teach Professional Issues and Ethics, Research and Program Evaluation, and Substance Use and Addiction Evaluation and Treatment in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs.

Degree Major/Emphasis Institution  
PsyD Clinical Psychology William James College 2023
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling William James College 2019
BA Psychology Boston University 2017


  • PS635 - Professional Issues and Ethics
  • RS610 - Research and Program Evaluation

Research and Practice Interests

  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Assessment
  • Correctional Counseling
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder

Prior Experience

  • Maine State Prison
  • Boston Juvenile Court Clinic
  • Various Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

Professional Affiliations

  • AP-LS