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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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Applied Behavior Analysis Program Graduates First Class

In June, William James College congratulated its first graduates of its Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program and its cohort of four talented professionals. Rachel Mallard, Corey McConnell

For student-veterans, mental health careers offer a way to “continue the mission”Around Campus

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, major hostilities of World War I were formally ended. Today the 11th day of the 11th month is Veterans Day

Our most pressing and passionate goal: Building a workforce to serve the underserved

By the year 2025 the behavioral health workforce in the United States will be short 250,000 workers. It is a looming gap that consumes William James College President Nicholas Covino. It’s the reason he has collaborated with school leaders, department chairs and professors to create the Behavioral...

Paul Goldmuntz Receives Florence H. Lerman Mintz Alumni Award

For 35 years, Paul Goldmuntz, PsyD, has served as clinical director at Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC) in Cambridge, MA. CLSACC provides legal assistance and psychological counseling to uninsured, low-income clients. Goldmuntz both sees clients and oversees the recruitment and...

Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved Scholarship Awardees 2018-2019

In the spring of 2017, under the auspices of the Center for Multicultural & Global Mental Health, William James College (WJC) established the Serving

America is Watching: Response to the Opioid Crisis in New England

The William James College Annual Forum convenes thought leaders to address societal issues that affect mental health. Our 2016 event, Opioid Crisis: Thinking Outside the Box focused on innovative harm reduction strategies

Darryl Sweeper Jr selected to be on the Diversity Committee for Division 38 of APA

Darryl Sweeper Jr, a rising third year student in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, was selected to be on the Diversity Committee for Division 38 of APA.

Suicide and Trauma

Suicide is a person’s effort to stop unbearable psychological pain. It is the second most common cause of death for children 10 to 24 and it is more prevalent than homicide and motor vehicle death.

Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth commemorates the end of legal slavery in the United States by marking the date in 1865 when African Americans in southern Texas were finally informed by Union soldiers that they were free. This was two years after the Emancipation Proclamation and one year after the passing of the 13th Amendment...

A Message from Dr. Alan Beck: My Heartfelt Thank You and Goodbye

These simple words are not easy to write after almost 40 years of immersion in this unique institution that is your alma mater. I will be retiring from William James College in June, 2018. It has been my privilege and my pleasure to have been a faculty member


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