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Collaborating in the Field: Doubling Down on Education About the Co-Response Model

Collaborating in the Field: Doubling Down on Education About the Co-Response Model

In one way or another, Sarah E. Abbott, PhD, Director of the Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Health, has spent the majority of her career at the intersection of individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and the community at large. Her first exposure to work in America (after earning her BA at home, in England) came via recruitment by a nonprofit agency in central Massachusetts where Abbott spent several nights each week in a residential group home for individuals ages 18-25 with a mental health condition. While there, she witnessed first-hand the challenges associated when police responded to calls—which didn’t always go well.

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Which Admissions Event is Right for Me?

As you are researching colleges, you might be wondering which admissions event to attend. Our admissions team put together this guide to William James College events to make the admissions process easier.

The Psychology of Men and Masculinities: Campus Lunch and Learn with Modesto Jesus Hevia, PsyD

As societal views of gender change, new perspectives of masculinity, femininity, and traditional gender roles are evolving. For Modesto Jesus Hevia, PsyD, Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Department at William James College, the topic rife for exploration if, as a society, we are to bring...

Meet the WJC Admissions Team

Are you interested in going back to school? Meet the William James College Admissions Team, hear their application advice, and schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Why Careers in Public Sector Mental Health Matter: William James College Convenes Conversation with Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

The fact that there are people with mental health needs in our community, whose voices are hard to hear, is what motivates Commissioner Brooke Doyle, MEd, in her work with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH)—the largest provider of psychiatric hospital services in the Commonwealth....

Course Spotlight: Using Pop Culture to Teach Psychology in the Bachelor’s Completion Program at William James College

Michael J. Peters, LMHC, MA, came of age in the late 1980s and has the vintage cassette tapes to prove it. His favorite artist was American rapper Tupac Shakur who, from the very beginning, gave voice to the systemic issues unfolding in his community—something that resonated with Peters on many levels....

Charting Your Course: MA in Organizational Psychology vs. MBA

Do you want to make a difference in organizations? Are you considering continuing your academic journey? Learn more about the difference between an MA in Organizational Psychology and an MBA program.

50 Reasons We Love WJC

In honor of our 50th year, we’ve put together a list of 50 reasons we love William James College (in no particular order)!

Standing Up to Jewish Hate: Rabbi Ron Fish Engages WJC Community in an Essential Conversation about Antisemitism

While the prevalence of antisemitism on college campuses across the country has snapped into sharp focus in recent months, it’s an issue that’s been present for far longer. In an effort to place education about and understanding of Jewish life and culture at the forefront of this essential dialogue,...

8 Reasons to Take a Gap Year with William James College

The Behavioral Health Service Corps at William James College is a year-long, paid, service-learning opportunity. If you are considering taking a gap year after your undergraduate program or are looking for a career change, the BHSC might be the perfect program for you.

The Power of Listening: William James College Convenes Community Conversation During Human Trafficking Awareness Month

On January 22, 2024, a lunchtime Q&A convened on campus with a panel of frontline experts (hosted by the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department and the Human Trafficking Community Research Hub (HTCRB), moderated by Paola M. Contreras, PsyD, Associate Professor, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department....

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